Duac gel is used to treat acne. It is a topical gel that comes in two different strengths (3% and 5%). It contains two active ingredients that work in different ways to treat acne-causing bacteria. Benzoyl Peroxide is a peeling agent that works by clearing the pores in the skin, whilst Clindamycin is an antibiotic that fights the bacteria that causes outbreaks in the skin. The gel is designed for use once a day, usually in the evening before bedtime.
- Gel used to treat acne
- Simple once-daily application at night
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Duac is a gel that is applied to the skin to help treat acne. It contains Clindamycin, an antibiotic, which can help to kill harmful bacteria that are irritating the skin. It also contains Benzoyl Peroxide, which also helps to remove bacteria.
Should I keep using my moisturiser alongside Duac?
A moisturiser will help to prevent dry skin, which is very important in treating acne. Moisturiser can be applied over a layer of Duac. However, do not use a moisturiser containing alcohol, as this may cause further skin irritation.
How should I store Duac?
Duac should be stored below 25°C and kept for a maximum of two months after opening.
Can I still drink alcohol when using Duac?
Duac will not react with the drinking of alcohol.
Is Duac Gel safe during pregnancy?
Duac Gel is not recommended during pregnancy. This is because it contains Benzoyl Peroxide. Consult a medical professional for advice on a suitable alternative if you are pregnant.
There are very few side effects associated with using Duac. Some people experience dry skin which can be managed using a non-greasy moisturiser. Others experience a stinging sensation when applying, but this subsides with time, or by applying the gel more thinly on the skin.
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