"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.
Duac Topical Gel
DUAC® (clindamycin phosphate and benzoyl peroxide) Gel, 1.2%/5% is indicated for the topical treatment of inflammatory acne vulgaris in patients 12 years and older.
Limitations Of Use
DUAC Gel has not been demonstrated to have any additional benefit when compared with benzoyl peroxide alone in the same vehicle when used for the treatment of non-inflammatory acne.
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
Apply a thin layer of DUAC Gel to the face once daily, in the evening or as directed by the physician. The skin should be gently washed, rinsed with warm water, and patted dry before applying DUAC Gel. Avoid the eyes, mouth, lips, mucous membranes, or areas of broken skin.
DUAC Gel is not for oral, ophthalmic, or intravaginal use.
Dosage Forms And Strengths
DUAC Gel is a white to slightly yellow, opaque gel. Each gram of DUAC Gel contains 12 mg clindamycin phosphate (equivalent to 10 mg of clindamycin) and 50 mg benzoyl peroxide.
DUAC Gel is a white to slightly yellow, opaque gel. It is supplied as follows:
45 gram tube NDC 0145-2371-05
Storage And Handling
- Prior to Dispensing: Store in a cold place, preferably in a refrigerator, between 2°C and 8°C (36°F and 46°F). Do not freeze.
Dispensing Instructions For The Pharmacist
- Dispense DUAC Gel with a 60-day expiration date.
- Specify “Store at room temperature up to 25°C (77°F). Do not freeze.”
- Keep tube tightly closed.
- Keep out of the reach of small children.
Stiefel Laboratories, Inc. Research Triangle Park, NC 27709. December 2013This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
Last reviewed on RxList: 2/8/2017
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