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 from Click2Pharmacy through our prescription-based service.
“Duac acne cream is available as a gel preparation- it is applied to the skin just like a cream. Duac is a topical antibiotic, and it is a great alternative for people who cannot take oral antibiotics. The two active ingredients in Duac topical gel mean that you may see results in as little as 2 weeks.”
(Sakib Mohammed, Advanced Clinical Pharmacist)
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.
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
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
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):
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.
- Order Duac online from Click2Pharmacy
- 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
You can buy Duac gel on prescription from Click2Pharmacy. Simply fill in a consultation form on the online clinic.
- 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.
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