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BenzaClin Side Effects

In clinical studies, people using BenzaClin developed side effects such as dry skin, itching, and burning. However, most people are able to use this skin gel without any problems. If you develop any serious reactions while using this medication, such as severe diarrhea, an unexplained rash, or swelling of the face, tell your healthcare provider right away.

An Introduction to BenzaClin Side Effects

Just like any medication, BenzaClin® (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 BenzaClin. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)

Common Side Effects of BenzaClin

BenzaClin has been studied extensively in clinical trials. In these studies, the side effects that occurred in people using BenzaClin were carefully documented and compared to those that occurred in people using a placebo gel (a gel that does not contain any active ingredients).
In these studies, the most commonly reported BenzaClin side effects included:
  • Dry skin -- in up to 12 percent of people
  • Skin reactions, such as tingling, burning, or stinging -- up to 3 percent
  • Itching -- up to 2 percent
  • Skin peeling -- up to 2 percent
  • Redness -- up to 1 percent
  • Sunburn -- up to 1 percent.

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