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Acanya Drug Interactions

Problems may occur if you use Acanya in combination with certain other medications, including erythromycin skin products, neuromuscular-blocking medications, and other topical acne medicines. Combining these drugs with Acanya may cause negative interactions, including skin reactions or decreased effectiveness of the medications. Before starting acne treatment, tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are using.

An Overview of Interactions With Acanya

Acanya® (clindamycin/benzoyl peroxide) is a prescription medication used to treat acne. This product may react with a few other medications.
Some of the drugs that may lead to interactions with Acanya include but are not limited to:
  • Erythromycin skin products, such as Akne-mycin®, Benzamycin®, Benzamycin® Pak, Erythra-Derm™
  • Neuromuscular-blocking medications, such as:
    • Atracurium
    • Cisatracurium (Nimbex®)
    • Pancuronium
    • Rocuronium (Zemuron®)
    • Succinylcholine (Anectine®, Quelicin®)
    • Vecuronium (Norcuron®)

Acanya Drug Interactions Explained

The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative reactions that can occur when Acanya is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
Erythromycin Skin Products
Clindamycin, one of the active ingredients in Acanya, can make erythromycin less effective. In general, these medications should not be used together.

Acanya Acne Medication Information

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