Clindamycin Phosphate and Benzoyl Peroxide Gel 1%/5% is indicated for the topical treatment of acne.
Important Safety Information
- Do not use Clindamycin Phosphate and Benzoyl Peroxide Gel 1%/5% if you are allergic to any of its components or to any of the lincomycin antibiotics. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for a list of these drugs if you are not sure. Do not take this medication if have a history of colitis associated with antibiotic use.
- Other topical acne medications and skin preparations should not be used at the same time as clindamycin – benzoyl peroxide as it may cause increased skin irritation. If severe irritation occurs, stop using this medication and contact your doctor.
- Some people may experience temporary skin irritation, especially in early weeks of treatment. Should excessive reactions occur and the skin becomes extremely red, swollen, and crusted, the medication should be stopped and you should contact your doctor.
- For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes, nostrils, mouth, and sensitive skin. If contact does occur, wash with plenty of cool tap water. Avoid contact with hair, fabrics, carpeting or other materials, as benzoyl peroxide may cause bleaching.
- The safety and effectiveness of this medication have not been established for children under 12 years of age.
- If you become pregnant while you are on this medication or if you are planning to become pregnant, contact your doctor.
- If you are a breast-feeding mother and are using this medication, talk to your doctor about whether you should continue breast-feeding.
- Patients should minimize or avoid exposure to natural or artificial sunlight (tanning beds or UVA/B treatment) while using this product.
- The most frequently reported adverse events were dry skin, itching, peeling, redness, and sunburn.
- Product can be stored at room temperature up to 25°C (77°F) for 3 months. Do not freeze. Discard any unused product after 3 months.
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