May 29, 2017
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"The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Differin Gel 0.1% (adapalene), a once-daily topical gel for the over-the-counter (OTC) treatment of acne. Differin Gel 0.1% is approved for use in people 12 years of age and older.



Acanya Gel

How Supplied


ACANYA® Gel is indicated for the topical treatment of acne vulgaris in patients 12 years or older.


Apply a pea-sized amount of ACANYA Gel to the face once daily.

Use of ACANYA Gel beyond 12 weeks has not been evaluated.

Concomitant topical acne therapy should be used with caution because a possible cumulative irritancy effect may occur, especially with the use of peeling, desquamating, or abrasive agents. ACANYA Gel is not for oral, ophthalmic, or intravaginal use.


Dosage Forms And Strengths

Gel, 1.2%/2.5%

Each gram of ACANYA Gel contains 10 mg (1%) clindamycin as phosphate, and 25 mg (2.5%) benzoyl peroxide in a white to off-white, opaque, smooth gel.

ACANYA Gel is supplied as a 50 g pump (NDC 13548-132-50).

Dispensing Instructions For The Pharmacist

  • Dispense ACANYA Gel with a 10 week expiration date.
  • Specify “Store at room temperature up to 25°C (77°F). Do not freeze.”

Storage And Handling

  • PHARMACIST: Prior to Dispensing: Store in a refrigerator, 2°C to 8°C (36°F to 46°F).
  • PATIENT: Store at room temperature at or below 25°C (77°F).
  • Protect from freezing.
  • Keep out of the reach of children.
  • Keep container tightly closed.

Distributed by: Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America LLC, Bridgewater, NJ 08807. Manufactured by: Contract Pharmaceuticals Limited Mississauga, Ontario, Canada L5N 6L6. Revised 02/2014

This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

Last reviewed on RxList: 3/3/2017

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