Benzoyl Peroxide 5% + Clindamycin 1% Gel (High Strength)
Generic Duac Gel
Clindamycin and Benzoyl Peroxide Gel for Acne
Clindamycin 1% & Benzoyl Peroxide 5% Gel Details
Benzoyl Peroxide & Clindamycin Gel is a topical antibiotic treatment used for mild to moderate acne. It is the generic version of Duac Gel, which contains the same ingredients.
It works by targeting acne-causing bacteria that cause acne. Effects may be seen as early as 2 weeks into treatment. However, you may need up to 5 weeks to see results. Ensure you apply clindamycin & benzoyl peroxide gel every day, as prescribed, in order to get results with this acne treatment. Excessive application will not improve results but may increase the risk of skin irritation.
|Medication Name||Clindamycin + Benzoyl Peroxide Gel|
|Active Ingredients||Clindamycin Phosphate and Benzoyl Peroxide|
|Used to treat||Mild to Moderate Acne|
|Available dosages||Benzoyl Peroxide – 5%
Clindamycin – 1%
|Other names by which this medication is known||Generic Duac gel
|Common side effects||Itching, peeling, or burning skin
Redness of the skin
|Who is this medication suitable for||Adults
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 Leaflet||Clindamycin + Benzoyl Peroxide Gel Patient Information Leaflet|
How to use Clindamycin & Benzoyl Peroxide Gel
- Wash the skin with a mild cleanser and pat dry
- Apply a thin layer of gel all over the affected skin
- It is best to apply once a day in the evening
- Wash your hands after use
- Avoid applying it on the eyes, mouth or inside your nose
Treatment with Clindamycin & Benzoyl Peroxide Gel should not exceed more than 12 weeks of continuous use.
How to Buy Clindamycin & Benzoyl Peroxide Gel
You can buy Benzoyl Peroxide & Clindamycin Gel online from Click2Pharmacy. We provide this Duac alternative 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 be delivered discretely to your door.
Who is Benzoyl Peroxide & Clindamycin Gel suitable for?
Adults and children over the age of 12 years can use clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide treatment for acne.
Possible Side Effects
Common side effects of Clindamycin and Benzoyl Peroxide 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 the gel less often.
In rare cases, it can cause stomach cramps and diarrhoea as Clindamycin is 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.
- Do NOT use Clindamycin & Benzoyl Peroxide gel on broken skin or if you have eczema.
- This medication may interfere with other acne medicines, so please speak to your doctor before starting it.
- Benzoyl Peroxide has bleaching properties and should be kept away from fabrics.
- This gel is for external use only.
- Keep out of the SIGHT and REACH of children.