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Duac Dosage

When treating mild-to-moderately severe acne with Duac, the dosage is the same for everyone. This standard dose is a thin layer applied to the affected areas of the skin once daily in the evening. Using more of the medicine than prescribed or applying it more than once daily will not increase the effectiveness of this drug.

An Introduction to Dosing With Duac

There is only one standard recommended dose of Duac® (clindamycin/benzoyl peroxide), regardless of your age or weight. As is always the case, do not adjust your Duac dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
 

Duac Dosage for Acne

The typical dose of Duac for treating acne is a thin layer applied to the affected area(s) once daily in the evening. This medicine should be applied after the skin is gently washed, rinsed with warm water, and patted dry.
 
Duac will work best if it is applied to the entire affected area(s), not just individual pimples. Also, it should be used on a daily basis to help prevent pimples from forming, not just when an outbreak occurs.
 
When you first start using Duac, your acne might temporarily get worse before it gets better. This is because most people have acne lesions hidden beneath the skin. After these pimples come to the surface and heal, your overall skin appearance should improve.
 
If your skin does not noticeably improve in six to eight weeks, talk to your healthcare provider about whether Duac is the right medicine for you.
 

General Information on Using Duac

Some considerations to keep in mind during treatment with Duac include the following:
 
  • This medication comes in the form of a gel. It is normally applied in a thin layer to the affected area(s) of the skin once daily in the evening.
 
  • Gently wash the affected area(s) with a mild cleanser, rinse with warm water, and pat dry before applying Duac.
 
  • This gel should only be applied to the skin. Do not get it in your eyes, nose, mouth, or other body openings, as it can irritate these areas. Wash your hands thoroughly after applying the gel to prevent spreading it to other areas of the body.
 
  • For best results, apply Duac to the entire affected area(s), not just individual pimples.
 
  • To minimize the risk of excessive skin irritation, do not use astringents, alcohol-containing toners, or other medicated skin products while using Duac without your healthcare provider's approval.
 
  • Like all medications that contain benzoyl peroxide, Duac will bleach fabrics, such as towels, sheets, and clothing.
 
  • Your skin will be more sensitive to the sun when you use this medicine. Avoid going out in the sun for long periods of time. Use sunscreen and wear protective clothing, such as a hat, while you are outside to protect your skin from the sun.
 
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be used as prescribed. Applying more gel, or applying it more often, will not make it work faster or more effectively.
 
  • If you are unsure about anything related to dosing with Duac, please talk to your healthcare provider or pharmacist.

Duac Acne Medication Information

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