Clindamycin, Benzoyl Peroxide Topical Gel 1.2-5pct Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Clindamycin, Benzoyl Peroxide: Topical gel (1.2-5%)

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Clindamycin/Benzoyl 1.2-5% Gel
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Clindamycin/Benzoyl 1.2-5% Gel

What is this Medicine?

BENZOYL PEROXIDE;CLINDAMYCIN GEL (BEN zoe ill per OX ide; klin da MYE sin) is used on the skin to treat mild to moderate acne.

CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Clindamycin, Benzoyl Peroxide: Topical gel(1.2-5%)
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
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Clindamycin Phosphate/Benzoyl Peroxide 1.2%-5% Topical Gel

NDC: 669930949
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Acne Vulgaris

Sometimes used for but not FDA approved for the following conditions:
Acne Rosacea

Storage Information
Do not freeze
Product must be used within 60 days after removal from refrigeration to room temperature (77 degrees F)
Prior to dispensing, store in refrigerator (36 to 46 degrees F)
Clindamycin Phosphate/Benzoyl Peroxide 1.2%-5% Topical Gel

Reported Side Effects for Clindamycin Phosphate/Benzoyl Peroxide 1.2%-5% Topical Gel

Itching Incidence:
<17.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Pseudomembranous Colitis Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Dry Skin Incidence:
<15.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Skin Redness Incidence:
<26.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Skin Irritation Incidence:
0.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

SECOND Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

THIRD Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

Lactation

Compatible - This drug is generally safe to take by nursing mothers.


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