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Duac (Clindamycin phosphate, benzoyl peroxide)

Also Known as Clindoxyl

Prescription medicineOnly Available By Prescription

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Strength Pack Size Qty
3%/1% Gel
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1%/5% Gel
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Duac (clindamycin phosphate and benzoyl peroxide) Gel, 1.2%/5% is a gel that is used for the treatment of inflammatory acne.

Duac Gel is not proven to be more effective than benzoyl peroxide alone in the same vehicle for non-inflammatory acne treatment. 

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Chemical Name

Clindamycin/benzoyl peroxide

Elimination half-life

9 hours

Dosage (Strength)

3%/1% Gel, 1%/5% Gel


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The instructions and package insert that comes with your Duac Gel prescription should be followed. If you have any questions or concerns about the medication, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Duac topical gel comes as a gel containing clindamycin phosphate (a lincosamide antibacterial) and benzoyl peroxide.

Only use Duac Gel on the skin. Avoid getting the gel in your mouth, eyes, or vagina. Avoid getting it on cuts or scratches.

Using Duac Gel: First, use a mild soap to wash your face gently. Rinse the soap off with warm water and pat your face dry. Next, apply a thin layer of Duac Gel to the face once daily in the evening. Use soap and water to thoroughly wash your hands after application of the gel.


A gram of gel includes 12 mg of clindamycin phosphate (a lincosamide antibacterial) and 50 mg of benzoyl peroxide.

Carbomer homopolymer (type C), dimethicone, disodium lauryl sulfosuccinate, edetate disodium, glycerin, methylparaben, poloxamer 182, purified water, silicon dioxide, and sodium hydroxide are all inactive ingredients contained in Duac Gel. 


Avoid using Duac Gel if you have an allergy to clindamycin, benzoyl peroxide, or any of the other ingredients included in the medication.

Avoid using Duac Gel if you have regional enteritis, ulcerative colitis, or antibiotic-associated colitis. 


  • Before beginning treatment with Duac acne gel, tell your doctor:
    • If you have any allergies
    • If you take any medications, including other topical treatments
    • About any health conditions you may have
    • If you are currently pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Severe colitis can be caused by use of Duac Gel. Immediately tell your doctor if you begin to experience diarrhea, bloody diarrhea, or any other effects. 
  • Increased sensitivity to ultraviolet light from the sun, tanning beds, and sun lamps can be caused by the use of Duac gel. You should avoid extensive sun exposure after application of the gel. Apply sunscreen and wear protective clothing while in the sun.

Side Effects

Skin redness, peeling, dryness, and burning are the most common side effects that are caused by Duac Gel. Immediately tell your doctor if you experience troublesome or persistent side effects.


Duac (clindamycin phosphate and benzoyl peroxide) Gel, 1.2%/5% for topical use. Research Triangle Park, NC: Stiefel Laboratories, Inc.; 2013.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

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