How does clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide topical treat acne?

Clindamycin-benzoyl peroxide topical works to treat acne vulgaris in two ways. Clindamycin is an antibiotic that inhibits bacterial protein production and with the growth of the Propionibacterium acnes, the bacterial species associated with acne vulgaris. Benzoyl peroxide is an antibacterial agent that destroys bacterial proteins, which kills P. acnes. After several weeks of directed use, you should begin to notice a difference in your acne. If your acne does not get better or worsens, talk to your doctor.

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