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Should I continue using benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) and stievamycin?

Should I continue using benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) and stievamycin?

Zit care: Stievamycin is tretinoin & erythromycin gel for topical treatment for acne. Benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) is also topical antibiotic & scrubbing agent for zits. Ask your doctor before you change medicine instruction. Your doctor would stop one gel to begin another gel. Use care for washing your hands and avoiding eyes, etc. ...Read more

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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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Is it okay to mix benzaclin and retin a (tretinoin) together?

Is it okay to mix benzaclin and retin a (tretinoin) together?

Acne meds: Yes, BenzaClin and Retin-A can be mixed. However both may dry and irritate the skin so adjust the use to a level that your skin tolerates, and use a nongreasy daily sun block because Retin-A increases sun sensitivity (risk of sunburn). Also use gentle soap free cleansers (such as aveeno (oatmeal) or cetaphil) to avoid overdrying and irritation. ...Read more

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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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When does benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) start to work?

When does  benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) start to work?

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 changes. You'd have to do additional skin care daily, dietary changes, non-oil soaps, no nail picking & decreased oily makeup... ...Read more

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

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

Several weeks: It can take 4-12 weeks before you may notice a difference in your acne. ...Read more

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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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