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

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
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.
Answered on Jun 24, 2014
Dr. Imtiaz Chaudhry
26 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
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.
Answered on Mar 11, 2020
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
May not: Benzoyl peroxide and Clindamycin in combination are effective against mild acne, but more severe disease will require something more powerful.
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Dr. Michelle Chambers
38 years experience Dermatology
Benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide): Most acne treatments take 6 to 8 weeks to reach maximum benefit. Usually BenzaClin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) is combined with a topical reti ... Read More
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Dr. Michelle Chambers
38 years experience Dermatology
Benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) for acne: Yes, unless you are allergic to it.
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Can be sparing: This stuff is potent. You'll know you've put on enough when the benzoyl peroxoide makes your face feel a bit irritated over the day.
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