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Can clindamycin/benzoyl peroxide (BenzaClin) be used by children?

Clindamycin/benzoyl peroxide (BenzaClin) gel is usually not used by children younger than 12 years of age. Doctors should use caution in evaluating children younger than 12. Most acne problems occur in adolescents and teens older than this, with rare exceptions. The age of 12 is important because drug safety and effectiveness studies have not been performed in children less than this age.

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