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Dr. William Singer
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Benzaclin (Overview)

BenzaClin is an antibiotic and antimicrobial.


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What are benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) and tretinoin?

What are benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) and tretinoin?

Acne treatments: Benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) is a combination topical medication containing benzoyl peroxide (a drying agent) and Clindamycin (an antibiotic) used to treat acne. Retin-a (tretinoin) is a topical agent that improves skin turnover, and reduces sebaceous duct obstruction, in the treatment of acne. Tretinoin is also used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
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Benzaclin (Overview)

BenzaClin is an antibiotic and antimicrobial.


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How long does it take for benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) to work?

How long does it take for benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) to work?

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 acne or see detmatologist. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide)?

Please describe the medication: benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide)?

Acne medication: Benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) is an topical acne medication that has two active ingredients, benzoyl peroxide and clindamycin. It is in a creamy gel form. ...Read more

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Can my pimples come back if I use benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide)?

Depends: Benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) is not a magic pimple stay away product. It is possible to get more if you are not using a good cleanser, moisturizer or if you makeup tends to clog pores. Benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) is really more intended to heal than to prevent. ...Read more

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I have used benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) for years and now my skin is immune to it. What is the next step?

I have used benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) for years and now my skin is immune to it.  What is the next step?

Inflamed?: Inflammatory acne responds well to antibiotics but long term use often selects for resistance. To reduce the inflammation, i like the at home use of the tria blue light system which all ages and skin types can use. Most patients also benefit from a retinoid preferably prescription strength as a mainstay for any acne regimen. ...Read more

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Are benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) and ziana effective against purging?

Are benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) and ziana effective against purging?

Purging?: I am unaware of any mechanism by which these topical antiacne agents would have such an effect. ...Read more

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Is it safe to mix moisturizer and sunscreen with benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide)?

Is it safe to mix moisturizer and sunscreen with benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide)?

Yes but....: Mixing the products will decrease the effectiveness of the benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide). Ideally, you should use the BenzaClin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) on freshly cleansed skin, followed by moisturizer or sunscreen depending on the time of day. ...Read more

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Benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) side effects?

Benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) side effects?

Skin redness: Benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) is a topical antibiotic of benzoyl peroxide and clindamycin, commonly prescribed for acne. Caution should be used if patients have an allergy to either medication or have a history of ulcerative or infectious colitis. The most common side effects are dry, red, scaling skin or a burning sensation. ...Read more

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Would it be a problem to mix benzaclin and retin a (tretinoin) together ?

Would it be a problem to mix benzaclin and retin a (tretinoin) together ?

Mix: Best to use these prescriptions at different times to allow adequate absorption into the skin and to avoid dilution of the products if used together. ...Read more

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Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Clindamycin And Benzoyl Peroxide (Definition)

Clindamycin|benzoyl peroxide is ...Read more