Benzoyl Peroxide and Clindamycin Phosphate - Drug Information

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General Information on Benzoyl Peroxide and Clindamycin Phosphate

Generic Name : Benzoyl Peroxide and Clindamycin Phosphate

Pronunciation : KLIN-da-MYE-sin -BEN-zoe-il per-OX-ide

Latest prescription information about Benzoyl Peroxide and Clindamycin Phosphate. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y41.1 | Therapeutic Classification : Anti- bacterials and Keratolytic Agents

Trade Names/Brand Names of Benzoyl Peroxide and Clindamycin Phosphate

International- Acanya Gel.

Why is Benzoyl Peroxide and Clindamycin Phosphate Prescribed? (Indications)

This combination medication contains an antibiotic and drying agent, prescribed for acne.  Benzoyl peroxide allows excess oils and dirt to be easily washed away where as Clindamycin prevents bacterial growth.

When should Benzoyl Peroxide and Clindamycin Phosphate not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with Crohn’s disease or severe stomach or bowel problems and hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category C :

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus and there are no appropriate studies in pregnant women, but potential benefits may allow the use of the drug in pregnant women despite the potential for risks.

What is the dosage of Benzoyl Peroxide and Clindamycin Phosphate?

Topical- Apply a pea-sized amount (clindamycin phosphate 1.2% and benzoyl peroxide 2.5%) to the face once daily.

How should Benzoyl Peroxide and Clindamycin Phosphate be taken?

It comes as a gel to apply topically, as directed by your physician.

What are the warnings and precautions for Benzoyl Peroxide and Clindamycin Phosphate?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of stomach or bowel problems, any allergy, who are using other medication for skin, children less than 12 years old, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
• For external use only; avoid contact with eyes and mouth.
• Avoid getting this medication on hair or cloths; otherwise it may bleach hair or fabric color.
• Avoid exposure to sunlight.
• Avoid long-term use of this medication; otherwise it may cause secondary infection.

What are the side effects of Benzoyl Peroxide and Clindamycin Phosphate?

Mild burning, dryness, itching, peeling, redness, or stinging of the skin.

What are the other precautions for Benzoyl Peroxide and Clindamycin Phosphate?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions of Benzoyl Peroxide and Clindamycin Phosphate?

Store at 25°C. Keep out of the reach of children.

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