Who should not use clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide?

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 also should not use clindamycin-benzoyl peroxide. Lastly, pregnant women should talk with their doctors about the risks they would be taking by using clindamycin-benzoyl peroxide before doing so. Parents of children under 12 years of age should do the same.

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