U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 48-year-old member asked:

What are the pros and cons of benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) for acne?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Good choice: Benzoyl peroxide is the best over-the-counter acne medication and Clindamycin is a favorite topical prescription medicine that works well. Having them packaged together is convenient and this is a good choice to start treatment of moderately severe acne. If there are many blackheads, a retinoic acid derivative may be helpful as well. Good luck, glad you're getting rx that should work.
Dr. Imtiaz Chaudhry
Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 28 years experience
Minimal side effects: Benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) for acne is highly effective in some patients and most patients see good results. It can leave the skin dry and tight and can cause some itching initially.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

Similar questions

A 39-year-old member asked:

Is clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide good for acne?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Yes: Clindycin and bomzoyl peroxide topically are both commonly used for acne treatment ant prevention.
Last updated Mar 11, 2020


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.