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Onexton

ONEXTON
(clindamycin phosphate and benzoyl peroxide) Gel

DRUG DESCRIPTION

ONEXTON Gel is a combination product with two active ingredients in a white to off-white, opaque, smooth, aqueous gel formulation intended for topical use. Clindamycin phosphate is a water-soluble ester of the semi-synthetic antibiotic produced by a 7(S)-chloro-substitution of the 7(R)-hydroxyl group of the parent antibiotic lincomycin.

The chemical name for clindamycin phosphate is Methyl 7-chloro-6,7,8-trideoxy-6-(1-methyl-trans-4-propyl-L-2pyrrolidinecarboxamido)-1-thio-L-threo-α-D-galacto-octopyranoside 2-(dihydrogen phosphate). The structural formula for clindamycin phosphate is represented below:

Clindamycin Phosphate

ONEXTON™ (clindamycin phosphate and benzoyl peroxide) Structural Formula Illustration

Molecular Formula: C18H34ClN2O8PS     Molecular Weight: 504.97

Benzoyl peroxide is an antibacterial and keratolytic agent. The structural formula for benzoyl peroxide is represented below:

Benzoyl Peroxide

ONEXTON™ (clindamycin phosphate and benzoyl peroxide) Structural Formula Illustration

Molecular Formula: C14H10O4     Molecular Weight: 242.23

ONEXTON Gel contains the following inactive ingredients: carbomer 980, potassium hydroxide, propylene glycol, and purified water. Each gram of ONEXTON Gel contains 12 mg (1.2%) clindamycin phosphate, equivalent to 10 mg (1%) clindamycin, and 37.5 mg (3.75%) benzoyl peroxide.

Last reviewed on RxList: 3/2/2017
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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