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Acanya Gel Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is benzoyl peroxide and clindamycin topical (Acanya Gel)?
- What are the possible side effects of benzoyl peroxide and clindamycin topical?
- What is the most important information I should know about benzoyl peroxide and clindamycin topical?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using benzoyl peroxide and clindamycin topical?
- How should I use benzoyl peroxide and clindamycin topical?
- What happens if I miss a dose?
- What happens if I overdose?
- What should I avoid while taking benzoyl peroxide and clindamycin topical?
- What other drugs will affect benzoyl peroxide and clindamycin topical?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose?
Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms include bloody or watery diarrhea, which may result if you absorb this medicine through your skin by applying too much.
What should I avoid while taking benzoyl peroxide and clindamycin topical?
Avoid using skin products that can cause irritation, such as harsh soaps, shampoos, or skin cleansers, hair coloring or permanent chemicals, hair removers or waxes, or skin products with alcohol, spices, astringents, or lime. Do not use other medicated skin products unless your doctor has told you to.
Antibiotic medicines can cause diarrhea, which may be a sign of a new infection. If you have diarrhea that is watery or has blood in it, call your doctor. Do not use any medicine to stop the diarrhea unless your doctor has told you to.
Avoid exposure to sunlight or tanning beds. This medication can make you sunburn more easily. Wear protective clothing and use sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher) when you are outdoors.
Avoid using sunscreen containing PABA on the same skin treated with benzoyl peroxide and clindamycin topical, or skin discoloration may occur.
Benzoyl peroxide can bleach hair or fabrics. Do not let this medicine come into contact with clothing, hair, or colored towels or bed linens.
What other drugs will affect benzoyl peroxide and clindamycin topical?
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- erythromycin topical (Akne-Mycin, Emcin Clear, Eryderm, Erygel, Erythra-Derm, Ery-Sol, and others); or
- erythromycin taken by mouth (E.E.S., EryPed, Ery-Tab, Erythrocin, Pediazole, and others).
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with benzoyl peroxide and clindamycin. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about benzoyl peroxide and clindamycin topical.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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