Acanya Gel contains a combination of benzoyl peroxide and clindamycin. Benzoyl peroxide has an antibacterial effect. It also has a mild drying effect that allows excess oil and dirt to be washed away. Clindamycin is an antibiotic that prevents bacteria from growing on the skin.

Acanya Gel is used to treat acne vulgaris in patients 12 years or older.

Acanya may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

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  • Applies to benzoyl peroxide / clindamycin topical: gel

    Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

    Mild burning, dryness, itching, peeling, redness, or stinging of the skin.

    Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur while taking benzoyl peroxide / clindamycin topical:
    Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, throat, or tongue); bloody or watery stools; severe burning, dryness, itching, peeling, redness, stinging, or swelling of the skin; severe or persistent diarrhea; stomach cramps or pain.
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