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What are the side effects of clindamycin benzoyl peroxide?

Common side effects of using clindamycin-benzoyl peroxide are skin problems, such as dryness, itching, redness and flushing. These generally do not require a doctor's visit unless they become severe. More serious side effects include:

  • pain or peeling where applied
  • serious diarrhea
  • painful stomach cramps
  • changes in bowel movements
  • skin or nail fungus
  • any signs of serious allergic reaction, such as rashes, labored breathing, chest pain or facial swelling

If you are taking clindamycin-benzoyl peroxide and experience these or other worrisome side effects, you should see a doctor as soon as possible.

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