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Patients using BenzaClin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) Topical Gel should receive the following information and instructions:

  1. BenzaClin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) Topical Gel is to be used as directed by the physician. It is for external use only. Avoid contact with eyes, and inside the nose, mouth, and all mucous membranes, as this product may be irritating.
  2. This medication should not be used for any disorder other than that for which it was prescribed.
  3. Patients should not use any other topical acne preparation unless otherwise directed by physician.
  4. Patients should minimize or avoid exposure to natural or artificial sunlight (tanning beds or UVA/B treatment) while using BenzaClin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) Topical Gel. To minimize exposure to sunlight, a wide-brimmed hat or other protective clothing should be worn, and a sunscreen with SPF 15 rating or higher should be used.
  5. Patients who develop allergic symptoms such as severe swelling or shortness of breath should discontinue BenzaClin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) Topical Gel and contact their physician immediately. In addition, patients should report any signs of local adverse reactions to their physician.
  6. BenzaClin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) Topical Gel may bleach hair or colored fabric.
  7. BenzaClin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) Topical Gel can be stored at room temperature up to 25°C (77°F) for 3 months. Do not freeze. Discard any unused product after 3 months.
  8. Before applying BenzaClin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) Topical Gel to affected areas wash the skin gently, then rinse with warm water and pat dry.

Last reviewed on RxList: 2/28/2017
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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