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Who Should Avoid Clindamycin/Benzoyl Peroxide?

Who Should Not Use Clindamycin/Benzoyl Peroxide?

You should not use clindamycin/benzoyl peroxide if you:
  • Are allergic to clindamycin, benzoyl peroxide, lincomycin (Lincocin®), or any of the inactive components used to make the medication. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive ingredients.
  • Have ulcerative colitis.
  • Have Crohn's disease (regional enteritis).
  • Have ever had antibiotic-associated colitis (inflammation of the colon from antibiotic use).

Final Thoughts

There are a number of situations in which this medication should not be taken, as well as several safety issues people should be aware of before starting treatment. However, it is possible that not all of the warnings or precautions with clindamycin/benzoyl peroxide were discussed in this article. Therefore, talk with your healthcare provider about the specific issues that may apply to you.

Clindamycin/Benzoyl Peroxide Information

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