If you have acne, a healthcare provider may prescribe Acanya® (clindamycin/benzoyl peroxide). This combination medication works by killing acne-causing bacteria. Before starting treatment with this medicine, make sure your healthcare provider is aware of any other medical conditions you may have, including colitis, sensitivity to the sun, or Crohn's disease.
Available in the form of a gel, Acanya is applied to the affected areas of the skin once daily. Although most people tolerate this medicine well, side effects can occur and may include itching, redness, and burning. If reactions do occur, they tend to be mild and easy to treat.
(For more information on this skin gel, click Acanya. This eMedTV feature article provides a complete overview on this acne medication, including how it works, general safety precautions, and dosing guidelines.)