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Is it safe to put on sunscreen then put on the acne medication benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide)?
Sunscreen: Typically it is best to apply sunscreen after any and all topical medications. Applying medications over sunscreen can reduce the effectiveness of the sunscreen putting your skin at risk for sun damage. It is perfectly fine to apply medications and then sunscreen as this order will not disrupt the effectiveness of the topical medications. ...Read more
Are these acne treatment medications (benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) gel and differin cream 0.1%) effective?
I have used benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) for years and now my skin is immune to it, what medication is recommended next?
Is benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) gel the best medication to get rid of acne?Just wondering, thanks.?
Acne: There are many topical meds for acne. Benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) is one of the combination products containing benzoyl peroxide and clindamycin. It works well for mild-moderate acne with inflammatory (red) lesions. There are others as well in addition to oral antibiotics. Talk to your doctor about options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which online Canadian supplier is best to order drugs from? Insurance will not cover cost of Benzaclin. Dermatologist will not write RX either. Help.
We are not: allowed to recommend a supplier... Suggest you consult Better Business Bureau?Canada ...Read more
If I’ve taken Benzaclin for 10+ years and stopped taking it, how long would it stay in my system thereafter since it’s absorbed through the skin?
Can I get Benzaclin w/o a RX? Current dermatologist wont write RX, but writes Rxs that do not work. Had Benzaclin years ago and worked wonders.
Ask why not?: Ask your dermatologist why you cannot get a prescription for something that has worked better than the prescriptions you have been trying. If his explanation is not satisfactory, get a second opinion. Your PCP can also write a prescription for this medication. ...Read more
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
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
Avoid clindamycin: Benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) is a topical medication for treatment of acne containing benzyl peroxide & clindamycin. The former may cause skin irritation but clindamycin, an antibiotic, may cause allergic reactions with hives, eczema, or even breathing & digestive symptoms. Penicillin, amoxicillin, cephalosporins, Doxycycline & macrolides like Azithromycin are all good alternatives. Talk to your hcp or even a doctor. ...Read more
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 several treatments for acne instead of one as there are multiple causes to acne. Your benzoyl peroxide/ Clindamycin is a good choice for the bigger bumps, but you may need a retinoid to help with clogged pores and oil. ...Read more
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