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Acanya Side Effects

Clinical studies have shown that some people using Acanya for acne treatment may develop skin irritation, such as redness, itching, and burning. However, most people are able to use this skin gel without any problems. If you develop any serious side effects while using Acanya, such as bloody diarrhea, swelling of the face, or hives, tell your healthcare provider right away.

An Introduction to Acanya Side Effects

Just like any medication, Acanya® (clindamycin/benzoyl peroxide) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the medication will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Acanya. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)

Common Side Effects of Acanya

Acanya has been studied extensively in clinical trials. In these studies, the side effects that occurred in people using Acanya were carefully documented and compared to those side effects that occurred in people using a placebo gel (a gel that does not contain any active ingredients).
In these studies, the most commonly reported Acanya side effects included:
  • Redness of the skin -- in up to 25 percent of people
  • Peeling skin -- up to 18 percent
  • Itching -- up to 15 percent
  • Burning -- up to 8 percent
  • Stinging -- up to 6 percent.

Other Possible Acanya Side Effects

Although occurring infrequently, other side effects of this acne medication may include:
  • Pain at the application site
  • Sloughing of skin
  • Skin irritation.

Acanya Acne Medication Information

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