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What should I know about clindamycin benzoyl peroxide before using it?

People who have Crohn's disease, colitis, regional enteritis or allergies to the ingredients in clindamycin-benzoyl peroxide, other lincomycins or benzoic acid should not use it. Those who are breastfeeding, have had antibiotic-associated colitis in the past or who are using erythromycin or ammonium salts should not use it. Clindamycin-benzoyl peroxide is dangerous if used incorrectly; never ingest it or overuse it, as it could cause antibiotic-associated colitis (a serious intestinal disorder). Do not take any medication for stomach problems while using clindamycin-benzoyl peroxide without first asking your doctor. Pregnant women should talk with their doctors about the risks of using clindamycin-benzoyl peroxide before doing so. Parents of children under 12 years of age should do the same before allowing their children to use it. Even if you do not fit into any of the above-mentioned categories, your skin will be more sensitive to sunlight; protect your skin when you are outside.

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