Who should not use Acanya Gel?

Do not use Acanya Gel (benzoyl peroxide/ clindamycin) if you are allergic to any of its ingredients, especially benzoyl peroxide, clindamycin, or lincomycin. Similarly, if you have a history of intestinal disorders, your doctor may recommend another medication to treat your acne. Acanya Gel can cause severe side effects in people with Crohn's disease, inflammation of the colon (colitis) due to antibiotic use, or stomach and bowel disorders such as pseudomembranous colitis, regional enteritis, and ulcerative colitis. Also, do not use Acanya Gel if you are currently using a product that contains the antibiotic drug erythromycin. The effects of Acanya Gel have not been evaluated in children under 12 years of age. Little is known about the effects of Acanya Gel on pregnant or breast-feeding women, so doctors do not recommend breast-feeding during Acanya treatment.

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