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What should I know about Acanya Gel before using it?

Before using Acanya Gel, tell your doctor about any allergic reactions you may have to foods or medications, especially drugs like benzoyl peroxide, clindamycin, or lincomycin. Also mention any intestinal disorders, such as regional enteritis, colitis (inflammation of the colon) accompanied by ulcers, antibiotic-associated colitis, or Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, breast-feeding, or wish to become pregnant.

If you are using any other medications, especially acne medication or other drugs that focus on the skin, tell your doctor. Medications such as nondepolarizing muscle relaxants like pancuronium, succinylcholine, or erythromycin may decrease the effectiveness of Acanya Gel or cause more severe side effects. If you are frequently exposed to sunlight know that Acanya Gel and other medications containing benzoyl peroxide can cause extreme skin sensitivity to sunlight. During Acanya treatment, avoid natural sunlight as much as possible. Avoid tanning booths and sun lamps. If sunlight exposure if unavoidable, make sure to use sunscreen and wear protective clothing. 

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