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