Clindamycin/Benzoyl Peroxide Dosage
In most cases, a dose of clindamycin/benzoyl peroxide consists of a pea-sized amount of the gel that is applied to the affected area(s) of skin. This is usually done once or twice a day. When you first start using this medicine, your skin may get worse -- however, this is usually temporary. It may take up to six to eight weeks to see results.
The dose of clindamycin/benzoyl peroxide (Acanya®, BenzaClin®, Duac®) your healthcare provider recommends will depend on the particular product you use. As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
The usual dose of clindamycin/benzoyl peroxide for treating acne is a pea-sized amount applied in a thin layer to the face once or twice daily. The medication should be applied after gently washing the face, rinsing it with warm water, and patting dry.
For best results, you should apply the gel to the entire affected area(s), not just individual pimples. Also, it should be used on a daily basis to help prevent pimples from forming, not just when an outbreak occurs.
When you first start using clindamycin/benzoyl peroxide, your acne may get worse before it gets better. This is because most people have acne lesions hidden beneath the skin's surface. As these pimples come to the surface and heal, your overall skin appearance should improve.
Some people may see results in as little as two weeks. For others, it may take longer. If your skin has not noticeably improved after using the medicine for six to eight weeks, talk to your healthcare provider about whether clindamycin/benzoyl peroxide is right for you.