Understanding BenzaClin's Effects and How to Apply It
Clinical EffectsIn clinical studies, BenzaClin reduced the number of acne lesions in people with moderate-to-moderately severe acne. In these studies, people using BenzaClin had a more noticeable overall improvement in their acne than people who used clindamycin, benzoyl peroxide, or a placebo (a gel that does not contain any active ingredients) twice daily for 10 weeks.
People using BenzaClin also had up to a 59 percent decrease in acne lesions, compared to a 39 percent decrease in people using a placebo.
When and How to Use ItSome general 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 it.
- 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.
- Try to avoid prolonged or excessive sun exposure while using this medicine, as it will make your skin more sensitive to the sun. Make sure to use sunscreen and wear protective clothing, such as a hat, while you are out in the sun.
- For the medication to work properly, it must be used as prescribed.