Also known as: Acanya, Benzaclin, Duac, Z-Clinz 10, Z-Clinz 5
The following information is NOT intended to endorse drugs or recommend therapy. While these reviews might be helpful, they are not a substitute for the expertise, skill, knowledge and judgement of healthcare practitioners in patient care.
Duac (benzoyl peroxide / clindamycin) for Acne: As far as the medicine doing what it is supposed to do, it's great. It dries acne (even severe acne, in my case). Unfortunately, it also caused me to have systemic side effects - rare, but they do happen. I developed ringing in my ears and had to stop using it. After a month I tried using it again, and the ringing returned. I've been keeping careful track of my usage of it and the episodes of ringing in my ear, and they match. I'm probably one in a thousand that this has happened to, but being a musician, I need to be able to hear. My dermatologist and I will be meeting next week to discuss this and see if there are any other options for me.
Duac (benzoyl peroxide / clindamycin) for Acne: I really recommend this product! I've had acne on my chin for about 6 years now, with my skin still being dry & sensitive, I use a really gentle cleanser then 20 minutes later I use the Duac, very sparingly! Then aqueous moisturizer 20 minutes after that. It works for me & I've seen a drastic improvement in just 2 weeks, stick in there! It made my acne worse at first, I think this is the purging process, hope this helps!
benzoyl peroxide / clindamycin for Acne: I am 55 yrs old and have had acne since i was 11 yrs old with no break with breakouts what so ever. I like alot of others have tried every antibiotic and cream and soap and accutane through out the years. I did get some relief from the brand name accutane but the generic was worthless.I now have break outs on my breasts, thighs,arms,groin and stomach. In all this time the only thing that has really helped to a certain degree in the benzoyl peroxide. It lessens the soreness of the breakouts and helps heal them to a point.
Duac (benzoyl peroxide / clindamycin) for Acne: My doctor prescribed me this gel for my mild to many spots on my face and back. The first day I applied it the next morning my face was almost clear of blackheads and I had noticed an improvement however I decided to do what may have been a really foolish thing. I applied it on all of my cheeks and basically most of my face, the parts which rarely had spots on. I woke up the next day to a stinging bright red face. My skin was so so dry. It was patchy orange and red, it was half peeling and it looked like I was wearing patchy foundation.
Acanya (benzoyl peroxide / clindamycin) for Acne: I've had acne since I was about 13, I'm 16 now and 6 months ago I went to the dermatologist and he prescribed me Acanya in the mornings, Tazorac at night and minocycline twice a day and he advised me to apply a moisturizer underneath both the Acanya and Tazorac because before I was using Proactiv and it made my skin super sensitive to everything and it kind of takes a while to work. I was told it would take 12 weeks to see a "considerable" difference. I did see a great difference after 12 weeks, but I wasn't totally clear so I kept on using all the products and currently I only breakout once every two weeks and they go away rather quickly, but I have a lot of scars, which is what the Tazorac is for. It just looks so much better than it did!
Acanya (benzoyl peroxide / clindamycin) for Acne: I had pimples all over my forehead, cheeks, chin, everywhere! They weren't so noticeable but they were there! I went to the dermatologist about a week or two ago and I'm so glad I did! My dermatologist gave me this cream to use in the morning and my acne is already starting to fade completely! It does tingle a little but I feel that's when it's working! I've tried a lot of other creams but this one works best and fast!
Duac (benzoyl peroxide / clindamycin) for Acne: Duac has magical effect in just two days. Duac gave me very good results but it makes my skin dry and when I use it, first day it makes my skin too red but when redness is gone, my skin clear.
benzoyl peroxide / clindamycin for Acne: After having acne on and off again for the last 7 years and trying literally every product and expensive treatment for acne along with various medications I have finally found something that works. Clindamycin lotion is amazing. Within a week my acne has fully cleared on my cheeks. I have combined it with taking Doxylin tablets, which may have sped up the process but even in the past when I only took the Doxylin my skin still wouldn't completely clear like it has now.
Duac (benzoyl peroxide / clindamycin) for Acne: I'm 26 and have suffered with acne since my early teens. Sometimes mild other times I've not wanted to walk out the door. In recent years I've been diagnosed with polycystic ovaries syndrome, which has a side effect of acne. After years of trying so many creams, washes, old wives tales, etc. my doc finally gave me Duac! AMAZING! My chin was severely swollen with spots that were red raw. After a week of use it was like a miracle! If I could upload my pics I so would. My skin was near perfect. I now use Duac along with Proactiv 1,2,3 kit and my skin has never looked so good. I even get so many compliments and I feel confident now.
I highly recommend! Good luck!
Duac (benzoyl peroxide / clindamycin) for Acne: I have only been using Duac gel for three days now, so far it has evened out my skin a lot, in terms of redness and improved my spots from the first application. It does seems my spots are getting slightly worse, but I think it has to get worse in order to get better. I do get a bit of dryness but no other side effects. So far very impressed.
Benzaclin (benzoyl peroxide / clindamycin) for Acne: This stuff is amazing. During my teen years I struggled with severe acne, and now that I am 24, it is improved a lot but I still get quite a bit of painful cystic acne on my chin. I use the Benzaclin morning and night. This cleared up my acne FAST. My cystic pimples used to take weeks to clear up, but overnight the size and redness was greatly reduced. Since I always breakout on my chin, I use this every night all over my chin, and spot treat in the morning if necessary. Other than that I just use Cetaphil cleanser and moisturizer for dry skin. It works! I never thought I'd see the day where I have no acne!
Benzaclin (benzoyl peroxide / clindamycin) for Acne: When I used Benzaclin paired with a salicylic acid face wash and/or cream my face would become dry, red, and the breakouts more severe. Murad was the worst offender, Clinique Acne Solutions also offered no relief. As a last resort I bought a Mia face brush and used simple Cerave foaming face wash with it, along with spot treating with Benzaclin using a qtip. For the first time EVER my face is 99 % clear. Routine: a) wash face with Mia and Cerave Foaming Cleanser b) apply Benzaclin with qtip where needed c) wait 5 mins for it to soak in and apply light moisturizer d) PM: sleep or AM: apply makeup on top. I am a 25 year old female with combination fair skin.
Acanya (benzoyl peroxide / clindamycin) for Acne: I went to the dermatologist almost a year ago and she prescribed Acanya. At first it dried my skin and peeled it very badly, when I went back to the dermatologist 3 months later I told her but she said continue the use. But then one day I ran out and I realized my skin was the best it's been in 3 years I would get compliments so when my new bottle came in I decided not to use it. Then about 3 months later my acne was the worst it's been so I did research on Acanya and realized I use it wrong. I would put it all over my face causing it to dry, now I put it in my problem areas only and my face is getting better. But makes my skin itch a little but that's okay. I'm not saying it will work for everyone but I wanted to share my experience.
Duac (benzoyl peroxide / clindamycin) for Acne: I have had moderate acne since I was 13 I am now 15 I have used Duac cream for about a year. First it worked wonders and my skin cleared completely however I started to get acne on my chest and shoulders and found the cream didn't work for me in those areas I have also started to find my skin is becoming more resident to the cream so I have now been given Zineryt. Duac is definitely an amazing cream for acne maybe I will go back to it after giving my skin a break.
Acanya (benzoyl peroxide / clindamycin) for Acne: I've struggled with acne since I was about 13. I've used Proactive, Clean & Clear, Neutrogena, AcneFree, etc. and every other acne system you can think of.
This product gets rid of my acne in about 4 days; it is all I need now. It doesn't matter what face wash, or toners you use with this, because all you need is the Acanya gel. It's pretty expensive but one bottle (only put on problem spots) lasts me about 4 months.
Acanya has completely has kept my acne away for about a year now. As soon as you put it on, the next morning the size of the bumps reduce in size dramatically. About a week later, I had no acne. I didn't have bad skin, I just needed the right product.
Benzaclin (benzoyl peroxide / clindamycin) for Acne: I have suffered from acne for about 4 years. It is moderate not severe. I tried antibiotics but nothing cleared it. My dermatologist suggested Accutane but my acne just wasn't severe enough to risk all of those horrible side effects. I went back to my family doctor and he prescribed me Benzaclin. I began using this with Neutrogena rapid clear oil removing face wash and immediately I saw results. This wash really helped dry up my oily skin and keep it matte all day long. No moisturizer as this seems to just encourage breakouts for acne prone skin. My acne is totally clear right now and I just have red pigmentation spots from where my acne was, for now I cover it with make up until it fades but already the Benzaclin has done wonders to lighten.
Acanya (benzoyl peroxide / clindamycin) for Acne: I started using this maybe a year ago and I absolutely love it. I went to the dermatologist to see what I could do about my acne and she prescribed me this to do every morning and Differin to use every night. Acanya is great at removing big pimples and even small zits. One thing people don't realize is that if you put this on and plan on going in the sun, you need to also wear a sunscreen moisturizer. This medicine makes you more sun-sensitive, so keep that in mind.
Duac (benzoyl peroxide / clindamycin) for Acne: Love this and its only been three days. I have had acne since I was 16 and just put up with it after trying Proactiv, Chinese medicine, every brand of stuff from supermarket and chemist (well almost) the Dianne contraceptive combination pill, changing diet, washing face compulsively and also washing face less often! Nothing seemed to work! After having my son 3 months ago and frustrated with my acne I decided to ask the doctor! I got a sample tube of this miracle cream and noticed a huge improvement on first application, after half a day my acne was less raised and my older spots were healed with just a little bit of redness! Into my third day and I'm so impressed, gained a bit of confidence back and feeling good about myself!
Review by Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month):
benzoyl peroxide / clindamycin for Acne: A life saver. I am 25, and I've never had a problem with acne until about 5 months ago. I tried everything I could think of, and nothing worked until this. I was nervous about using anything else topical because my skin is so sensitive, but this didn't burn or sting at all the first time I applied it. It did bring the active zits to a head quickly, but it also healed them quickly as well. I have had no new zits, and it has dramatically reduced the redness of old scars. After a couple days of using this it is making my face burn and itch a little, it feels like I have a sunburn, but it's not red. I've been using it in the morning and at night. Overall, I'd say please give this one a try. Truly saved me.
Review by Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month):
benzoyl peroxide / clindamycin for Acne: I have literally tried every over the counter method I could find to clear up my face which has been breaking out for the past 8 years. Proactiv and Differin did nothing but dry out my skin. This past winter has been the worst of all times for the cysts on my chin. I started birth control which seemed to somewhat reduce my acne, but only slightly. I finally went to see a dermatologist and she prescribed me the topical clindamycin lotion. I cleanse and tone with AHA products to fade my scars, apply benzoyl peroxide to any spots that I have and then the clindamycin all over my face. It's not too drying especially if you use a little moisturizer which I don't even really need in the summer. After 2 weeks my face is 99% clear. This is the only thing that works for me.
Review by Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month):
Acanya (benzoyl peroxide / clindamycin) for Acne: I've had acne for 5 years now. I'm 11 years old with horrible, horrible breakouts! I finally visited the dermatologist, & they told me to try Acanya and Solodyn. I've used it for a day now, and my skin is already starting to clear up! I'm excited to get farther into the process and see how it helps my breakouts. No side effects so far!
Benzaclin (benzoyl peroxide / clindamycin) for Acne: I absolutely love this product. I am 15 years old and this thing is a life saver. I use it every night before bed on my back, shoulders, chest and face. It clears my skin up in a couple days. The only down side I would say is that it drys out your skin alot. I have fairly oil skin too. But I use moisturizer so it isn't to much of a problem. I recommend it to my friends all the time.
Acanya (benzoyl peroxide / clindamycin) for Acne: I didn't have the best experience with Acanya. It really dried out my skin for the first few times using it and I just felt like it made my skin look worse than my acne. My acne started clearing up for a couple of days and then totally took a turn for the worst. I stayed on it for a couple of months but It just made my skin more red and had more pimples than ever. Also because it was such a thick white paste it would peel under my makeup. I know things work different for everyone, I was just really excited when My dermatologist prescribed me Acanya because it had good reviews. It just didn't work for me and it's sad to say that the few days after I went off of it my acne went back to normal and I'm still stuck with acne and acne scars.
Acanya (benzoyl peroxide / clindamycin) for Acne: I started using Acanya because I saw online that it worked well with Atralin (which is basically vitamin A for your face and helps skin regenerate itself). I have had break outs since I was 10 yrs old and am now 25 and still have acne. I used Accutane and it got rid of my acne for about a year and its just now getting bad again. I went into my dermatologist and they prescribed the Acanya, Atralin, and Spirolactone (oral meds). Its been a month since my awful breakout and my skin is significantly better. The Acanya was awful the first few days, I have very sensitive skin and it burnt it badly around my mouth. After about a week it evened out though and my skin stopped peeling and I'm having the best results with this combination.
Drugs.com provides accurate and independent information on more than 24,000 prescription drugs, over-the-counter medicines and natural products. This material is provided for educational purposes only and is not intended for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
Data sources include Micromedex™ (updated Nov 25th, 2013), Cerner Multum™ (updated Nov 19th, 2013), Wolters Kluwer™ (updated Dec 1st, 2013) and others. To view content sources and attributions, refer to our editorial policy.