We want to make sure you fully understand your treatment. Below outlines the directions, benefits, expectations, and risks with clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide gel .
This treatment is a gel that includes two active ingredients. Clindamycin is an antibiotic, while benzoyl peroxide is an antimicrobial. Both kill acne-causing bacteria and decrease inflammation in the skin, thereby treating acne. In addition, benzoyl peroxide prevents antibiotic resistance, which allows the medication to remain effective over time.
This medication very rarely can cause severe adverse reactions in some patients. Stop using it and seek emergency help if you experience severe swelling, shortness of breath, or severe diarrhea.
If you become pregnant while taking this medication, discontinue use immediately and message your doctor for an alternative.