Duac Gel | 5% & 3% | Clindamycin & Benzoyl Peroxide


Key Features:


  • Topical antibiotic Acne treatment
  • Mild to moderate acne
  • Supplied by UK, NHS registered Pharmacy
  • FREE consultation

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Duac Gel- A view from our expert

Sakib Mohammed

Sakib Mohammed

Advance Pharmacist Prescriber

“Duac acne gel contains 2 ingredients combatting acne in different ways. It contains an acne fighting antibiotic and also another ingredient which is known to reduce bacteria by up to 95%. Duac topical gel is an easy to use product and only needs to be applied once a day. Consistency is key and you may see results in as little as 2 weeks.”

Duac Gel (3% & 5%) information

If you are looking for an effective treatment to combat acne and don’t like taking pills, then Duac once daily gel may be the answer. Duac gel targets the bacteria that cause acne. You can buy Duac gel from Click2Pharmacy through our prescription-based service.

Key Facts:

Here’s the key information you need to know about Duac gel, a medication used to treat mild to moderate acne

Medication NameDuac Gel
Active IngredientClindamycin and hydrous benzoyl peroxide
Medication formGel
Used to treatMild to Moderate
Available dosages3%
in 30g and 60g tubes
Other names by which this medication is knownDuac Acne Gel
Duac spot treatment
Common side effects
Itching, peeling, or burning skin
Redness of the skin
Who is this medication suitable forAdults
Children over 12 years
Do you need a prescription for it?Yes
How should it be used?Apply once a day at night
Patient Information LeafletDuac Gel Patient Information Leaflet


How can I buy Duac gel online? Usually, any prescription medication would require an appointment with the doctor, but at Click2Pharmacy, we have prescribing pharmacists. This means you can buy Duac acne gel directly from us. All you need to do is fill out a consultation form, which our team will review. Once approved, your medication will be delivered to your door 

The Benefits of Duac once daily gel:

  • Alternative for people who cannot take oral antibiotics
  • Duac combination gel has a dual action that targets bacteria causing acne
  • Works faster than other medicines

What is Duac acne gel?

Duac acne gel is a topical antibiotic medicine. It comes in two strengths: Duac 5% and 1%, and Duac 3% and 1% gel. Two pack sizes are available- Duac gel 30g and Duac gel 60g. The overproduction of sebum on the skin can lead to clogged pores and excess oil, causing blackheads and whiteheads. Bacteria can also feed on excess sebum and cause infected red spots, which are a typical sign of acne. Studies show that Duac gel works within 2 days of use, which is quicker than other medicines. You can buy Duac once daily gel from the online clinic at Click2Pharmacy.

What is Duac acne gel used for?

Duac acne gel is used to treat mild to moderate acne, including spots, pimples, blackheads, and whiteheads. It is applied directly onto the skin.

Who is Duac acne treatment suitable for?

Duac acne treatment can be used by adults and children over the age of 12 years.

How does Duac acne spot gel work?

Duac acne spot gel is applied to the skin daily. The dual action active ingredients clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide work simultaneously. Clindamycin is an antibiotic that prevents bacteria from reproducing and controls the inflammation of the skin. Benzoyl peroxide reduces the number of whiteheads and blackheads by causing the top layer of skin to break down and shed. Another feature of benzoyl peroxide is that it kills bacteria. Both active ingredients make Duac spot treatment a good choice for treating mild to moderate acne.

For further information:

How to buy Duac online

You can buy Duac online from Click2Pharmacy. We off Duac products as part of our prescription-based service. You will need to fill out a consultation form on our online clinic page, which is reviewed by one of our prescribing pharmacists. Once this is approved, it will delivered discretely to your door

How to use Duac benzoyl peroxide gel

  • Wash the skin with a mild cleanser and pat dry
  • Apply a thin layer of Duac once daily gel all over the affected skin
  • It is best to apply once a day in the evening
  • Wash your hands after use
  • Avoid applying on the eyes, mouth or inside your nose
  • It may take between 2 to 6 weeks before you can see results
  • You should not use Duac gel for more than 12 weeks

Duac ingredients

Active ingredients: clindamycin and hydrous benzoyl peroxide.

Other ingredients: carbomer 940, dimeticone, disodium lauryl sulfosuccinate, disodium edetate, glycerol, silica (colloidal hydrated), poloxamer 182, purified water and sodium hydroxide

Duac Side effects

What are the side effects of Duac prescription treatment?

Common side effects of Duac prescription treatment are:

  • Itching, peeling, or burning skin
  • Redness of the skin

These side effects tend to be mild. If you notice any of the above side effects, use Duac daily gel less often.

In rare cases, Duac can cause stomach cramps and diarrhoea as it contains an antibiotic. If you experience any severe side effects, you must stop using Duac acne gel and speak to your doctor or pharmacist.

For a full list of side effects, please read the patient information leaflet (PIL)

For external use only

Keep out of the SIGHT and REACH of children


Do NOT use Duac once daily gel on broken skin or if you have eczema.

Duac gel may interfere with other acne medicines, so please speak to your doctor before starting the medication.

Please note that Duac gel with benzoyl peroxide has bleaching properties, so it should be kept away from fabrics.

Can I use Duac acne medication in pregnancy or when breastfeeding?

Duac acne medication is not recommended in pregnancy as there is only limited information on how safe it is to use. It is unknown if the ingredients in Duac gel can be passed into the mother’s milk, so for this reason, we cannot prescribe Duac to breastfeeding mothers.

What strengths is Duac once daily gel available in?

Duac spot gel has two strengths: benzoyl peroxide 3%, clindamycin 1% and benzoyl peroxide 5%, clindamycin 1%.  There are two pack sizes of each strength: Duac 30g gel and Duac 60g gel.

Is Duac 5% gel an effective acne treatment?

Duac 5% gel is a dual-action medicine that fights bacteria causing acne. Clindamycin is an antibiotic that stops bacteria from growing, and benzoyl peroxide kills bacteria. As a result, most people see an improvement in their skin within 30 days.

Can I use Duac for cystic acne?

Duac gel can be used to treat moderate acne where there is inflammation of the skin. Cystic acne is a severe form of acne and so may require another form of treatment

How can I buy Duac gel online?

You can buy Duac gel online with a prescription from Click2Pharmacy. You will need to fill out a consultation form first to check suitability.

What about using Duac for back acne?

Yes, Duac once daily gel can be used for back acne. Duac is applied directly onto the skin.

How do I use Duac gel for spots?

A thin layer of Duac gel should be applied to the entire affected area of the skin, not just individual spots. For example, if applying to the face, you should use a fingertip amount of Duac.

Can I use Duac for hormonal acne?

Acne caused by hormonal imbalances can be treated with Duac acne gel. However, contraceptive medication is also an option to restore hormonal balance and can be used alongside other topical products.

How long does Duac daily gel take to work?

Duac daily gel can start to work in as little as 48 hours, although it can take between 2 and 6 weeks before you can see an improvement. You should not use Duac for more than 12 weeks.

Can I use Duac for rosacea?

Benzoyl peroxide can help with inflammation of the skin in rosacea. Your doctor or pharmacist can advise you if Duac gel is suitable for you.

Is Duac acne cream available

Duac acne cream is not available. It comes in an easy to apply gel formulation

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Used for:

Clindamycin & Benzoyl Peroxide Gel 1% + 5% (Generic) is the equivalent of Duac Once Daily Gel for the treatment of mild to moderate acne, particularly inflammatory lesions

Instructions for use:

Clindamycin & Benzoyl Peroxide Gel 1% + 5% (Generic) should be applied once daily in the evening, to the entire affected area.

Excessive application will not improve results, but may increase the risk of skin irritation. If excessive dryness or peeling occurs, frequency of application should be reduced or application temporarily interrupted.

An effect on inflammatory and non-inflammatory lesions may be seen as early as week 2-5 of treatment?

Treatment with Clindamycin & Benzoyl Peroxide Gel 10mg/g & 50mg/g (Generic) should not exceed more than 12 weeks of continuous use.

Active Ingredients: Clindamycin Phosphate and Benzoyl Peroxide

Patient Information Leaflet: Click here

1 review for Clindamycin & Benzoyl Peroxide Gel 30g (Generic Duac) – High Strength – 1% + 5%

  1. HJL

    Its good

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