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Generic Duac

It is now possible to buy Duac (clindamycin/benzoyl peroxide) in generic form. The generic version comes in one strength and is made by Perrigo Company. The generic version has been assigned an "AB" rating by the FDA. This means it is considered equivalent to the brand-name version; however, it is allowed to contain different inactive ingredients.

Can I Buy Generic Duac?

Duac® (clindamycin/benzoyl peroxide) is a prescription medication used in the treatment of acne. It combines clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide in a gel that is applied to the affected area(s) of the skin once daily.
 
Brand-name Duac is made by Stiefel Laboratories, Inc. However, the drug is also available in generic form.
 

Availability of Generic Duac

Generic Duac is available in one strength -- Clindamycin/benzoyl peroxide 1.2%/5% topical gel, which contains 1.2% clindamycin and 5% benzoyl peroxide. It comes in a 45-gram tube. It is made by Perrigo Company.
 

Is Generic Clindamycin/Benzoyl Peroxide as Good as Duac?

All generic medications must undergo certain tests to compare them to brand-name medications. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) then looks at these tests to decide if the generics are equivalent to the brand-name medications and assigns a rating to each one. 
 
An "AB" rating means that the FDA has determined that a generic medication is equivalent to a brand-name medication. The generic version of Duac currently available has an "AB" rating, meaning it should be equivalent to Duac.
 
However, generic medications are allowed to have different inactive ingredients than the brand-name medication. This might include fillers, dyes, or other ingredients that may cause problems for people with allergies or sensitivities.

Duac Acne Medication Information

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