I've been prescribed Duac 5% today by my GP for acne on my chin, went to get it from the pharmacy and turns out nowhere is stocking it anymore due to a manufacturing issue. I've rang several pharmacies now and they've told me that the only one available is the weaker Duac 3% gel. I got my hopes up as a lot of the reviews seem so positive, but I'm wondering whether people are reviewing the 3% or 5% gel - and whether the 3% gel still works or not?
I've been having the same problem for a few weeks now. It's so frustrating! But, it happened over the summer too for a short time so I decided to try the 3% duac gel. The consistency is runnier than the 5% so it won't dry out your skin as much, but it was pretty effective as far as I remember. I even thought it may have been better than the 5%. But I'm still trying to squeeze as much as I can each night out of what's left of my 5%!
I would say give it a try!
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- Side Effects of Duac (detailed)
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