This combination medication is used to treat folliculitis, as well as certain types of skin conditions, such as acne. Clindamycin-Benzoyl Peroxide helps to decrease inflammation and pus-filled lesions caused by folliculitis. The combination antibiotic uses Clindamycin to stop the growth of acne-causing bacteria, while Benzoyl peroxide further stalls bacterial growth, as well as reduces oil production in the skin, helping to keep your pores open.
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including:
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, request a callback for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch.
Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your medical provider. Do not start, stop or change the dosage of any medicines without a medical provider's approval. Some products that may interact with this drug include: other acne medications used on the skin (such as Dapsone).
This medicine may be harmful if swallowed. If someone has overdosed and has serious symptoms such as passing out or trouble breathing, call 911. If symptoms from taking this medication are less severe, call your local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222 right away.
Do not share this medication with others. This medication has been prescribed for your current condition only. Do not use it later for another infection unless your medical provider tells you to.
If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose. Use your next dose at the regular time. Do not double the dose to catch up.
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