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clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide adverse effects

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Ng
Dr. Henry Ng answered
19 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Skin redness: Benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) is a topical antibiotic of benzoyl peroxide and clindamycin, commonly prescribed for acne. Caution shoul ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harold Bacchus
Specializes in Occupational Medicine
Acne or zits: Benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) is benzoyl peroxide and clindamycin to scrub & treat infected acne pores. It'd take 5 days to see cha ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dansie
15 years experience Family Medicine
Acne Medication: Treats severe acne. Benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) (benzoyl peroxide and clindamycin) is antibacterial and antibiotic combination used t ... Read More
Dr. Lisa Kates
25 years experience Dermatology
Acne medication: Benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) is an topical acne medication that has two active ingredients, benzoyl peroxide and clindamycin. It is i ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
19 years experience Family Medicine
Several weeks: It can take 4-12 weeks before you may notice a difference in your acne.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
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Acne: Days to months. Wash face daily, avoid oily cream. Proactive products are good if you cannot go to doctor. Otherwise revisit with pcp w/ interest in a ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harold Bacchus
Specializes in Occupational Medicine
Zit care: Stievamycin is tretinoin & erythromycin gel for topical treatment for acne. Benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) is also topical antibioti ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
43 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Avoid clindamycin: Benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) is a topical medication for treatment of acne containing benzyl peroxide & clindamycin. The former may ca ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Candace Spann
20 years experience Dermatology
At least 8 weeks: When using any topical medication for acne, it takes at least 8 weeks to see the optimal efficacy of the medication. In my opinion, it is best to use ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. M. Christine Lee
27 years experience Dermatology
Protect from sun: Benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) contains benzoyl peroxide which causes increased sensitivity to the sun so you need to protect yourself w ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Dass
13 years experience Plastic Surgery
Not necessary: Benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) can be stored at room temperature for upto 3 months.

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