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Duac gel


Duac once daily gel is a dual acne treatment licensed to treat mild to moderate acne. Duac once daily gel contains two key ingredients; the antibiotic clindamycin and an astringent called benzoyl peroxide which helps peel affected skin. Clindamycin is an antibiotic which prevents acne causing bacteria from multiplying. Benzoyl peroxide peels skin reducing blackheads and whiteheads and also kills bacteria which can cause acne.



How do I use Duac once daily gel?

Duac once daily gel should be applied to the affected area once a day in the evening. It may take between 2 to 5 weeks before you see any improvement in your acne.   Before you apply Duac ensure you remove all make up and thoroughly wash the affected area of skin. Then rinse with warm water and gently pat dry the area. Apply a thin film of Duac gel to the affected area using your fingertips ensuring you don’t just apply to spots but to the entire area affected by acne.


If applying Duac gel to your face only, use the amount of gel from the tube which reaches from the tip of your finger to the first crease on your finger (one finger-tip). If you are using Duac gel for your face and back use two and a half finger tips.


After you have received Duac store at room temperature and discard after 2 months.


Make sure Duac gel is only applied to skin and not areas such as the eyes, lips, mouth or inside your nose. Do not use the gel on any irritated areas of your skin e.g. cuts grazes, sunburn or broken skin.


In some situations Duac once daily gel should not be used. These include patients with a history of inflammatory bowel disease (IBS), or bowel problems related to antibiotics.



Does Duac have any side effects?

Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. Duac may cause redness, peeling, dryness and less commonly headaches. For more information on Duac please read the patient information leaflet.


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