BenzaClin is typically applied in a thin layer to the affected areas of the skin twice a day, in the morning and evening. This acne medication comes in the form of a gel. When applying a dose of BenzaClin, keep the medicine away from your eyes. For the best results, apply the medicine to the entire affected skin area, rather than just individual pimples.
There is only one standard recommended dose of BenzaClin® (clindamycin/benzoyl peroxide), regardless of your age or weight. As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
The typical dose of BenzaClin for treating acne is a thin layer applied to the affected area(s) of skin twice a day. The medication is usually applied once in the morning and once in the evening after gently washing and drying the face.
For the best results, you should apply BenzaClin to the entire affected area(s), not just individual pimples. Make sure to avoid the delicate skin around your eyes and lips. BenzaClin should be used on a daily basis to help prevent pimples from forming, not just when an outbreak occurs.
When you first start using BenzaClin, your acne might temporarily get worse before it gets better. This is because most people will have acne lesions hidden beneath the skin. After these pimples come to the surface and clear, your overall skin appearance should improve. If your skin has not noticeably improved in six to eight weeks, talk to your healthcare provider about whether you should continue using BenzaClin.
Some considerations to keep in mind during treatment with BenzaClin include the following:
- This medication comes in a gel. It is usually applied in a thin layer to the affected area(s) of the skin twice daily, in the morning and evening.
- Before using BenzaClin, gently wash the affected area(s) with a mild cleanser, rinse with warm water, and pat dry.
- BenzaClin should only be applied to the skin. Avoid getting it in your eyes, nose, or mouth, as it can irritate these areas. Wash your hands thoroughly after applying the medication.
- Apply the medicine to the entire affected area(s), such as the forehead or chin, not just individual pimples.
- To minimize the risk of excessive skin irritation, do not use astringents, alcohol-containing toners, or medicated skin products while using BenzaClin without your healthcare provider's approval.
- This medication can make you more sensitive to the sun. Try to avoid prolonged sun exposure. If you do go out in the sun, make sure to use sunscreen and wear protective clothing, such as a hat.
- For the medication to work properly, it must be used as prescribed.
- If you are unsure about anything related to dosing with BenzaClin, please talk to your healthcare provider or pharmacist.