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Benzoyl Peroxide / Clindamycin Phosphate

Benzaclin Topical Gel

Product Name Price Qty    
Benzaclin Topical Gel
5%/1% Gel

(℞) Prescription required.

Availability: In stock



Benzaclin Topical Gel Description

Has puberty struck and you find yourself hiding under make-up or strategic hair styles that cover parts of your face or neck because of acne? Or adult acne has erupted from a hormonal imbalance? You are not the only one, nor will you be the last to have acne.

Talk to your doctor about Benzaclin Topical Gel to solve your problem and be patient as it could take several weeks before you notice any improvements in your skin. You may even experience an outbreak as Benzaclin Topical Gel works to help bring pimples to the surface sooner than intended as it sloughs off old skin cells. Don’t pop the pimples, as this can lead to an infection or scarring.

Dual-Acting Benzaclin Topical Gel

The active ingredients of Benzaclin Topical Gel are an antibiotic called Clindamycin Phosphate, and a popular peeling agent with antibacterial tendencies called Benzoyl Peroxide. When applied to your skin as directed, the antibiotic will work to block the processes required to generate new proteins so the bacteria cannot grow or multiply.

The bacteria that causes acne cannot survive in the presence of oxygen so Benzoyl Peroxide works by adding oxygen to your skin to kill the Propionibacterium acnes (P. acnes) and reduce the inflammation. It also works to help unclog your pores as it removes excess oil and dead skin cells as the old layer of skin peels and sloughs off.

Conditions Treated by Benzaclin Topical Gel

P. acnes and other bacteria are normal residents of your skin and seldom cause you any grief. However, during puberty or a hormonal imbalance when your pores have an excess of oil (sebum) and dead skin cells, P. acnes has a perfect oxygen-free environment where they can flourish. As they digest the oil trapped in the pore with them, they produce a fatty acid waste that irritates the lining of the pore and causes redness and inflammation. Simply washing your face will not affect the bacteria as they are safely sealed away in your pores. Benzaclin Topical Gel can invade their oxygen-free hide out and help to clean your skin.

Before Benzaclin Topical Gel is Prescribed

Ask your doctor about any risks when using Benzaclin Topical Gel while you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or are breast feeding. Report other medical conditions or allergies to your doctor and list any OTC or Rx drugs you currently take or use, including alternative medicine and naturopathic therapy. This will help your doctor determine if Benzaclin Topical Gel is safe for you.

Benzaclin Topical Gel Precautions

Your skin could be more sensitive to sunlight with the use of Benzaclin Topical Gel so use at least a 30 SPF sunscreen, keep covered when outdoors, and avoid tanning beds. If you get any Benzaclin Topical Gel in your eyes, mouth, or nose , wash with water right away. Keep Benzaclin Topical Gel out of children’s reach and remember that Benzoyl Peroxide can bleach fabrics and your hair.

Possible Side Effects of Benzaclin Topical Gel

  • Dry or peeling skin
  • Burning sensation
  • Itchy or tingly skin