If you have acne, a healthcare provider may prescribe BenzaClin® (clindamycin/benzoyl peroxide). This topical medication is applied in a thin layer on the affected areas of the skin twice daily, in the morning and evening.
Do not use more than a small amount of BenzaClin, as it could increase your risk of skin irritation and does not increase the drug's effectiveness. For the best results, apply this medicine to the entire affected area rather than individual pimples.
Possible side effects include skin burning, redness, or itching. Although it is a topical medicine, BenzaClin may react with certain other medications, including certain other skin products.
(For more information on this topical gel, click BenzaClin. This article takes an in-depth look at how to apply the product most effectively, issues to discuss with your healthcare provider, how this medication works, and more.)