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What is clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide topical?

Clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide are the names of the two active ingredients in a combination product used topically for the treatment of acne vulgaris. It is applied to the skin twice daily to eliminate the bacteria associated with acne: Propionibacterium acnes. The medication is sold as a generic and under several brand names, including BenzaClin and Duac.

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