Note: You must complete a short online consultation so that our doctor can ensure that the treatment is suitable for you. The above pricing should only be used as a reference. The final decision to issue this treatment lies with the prescribing doctor.
This medicine contains two active ingredients called, clindamycin phosphate and benxoyl peroxide. These two medicines are both used to treat acne.
Clindamycin is a known antibiotic. This antibiotic is used to treat infections with bacteria. It prevents bacteria from producing protein, which are vital for their growth. Without these proteins the bacteria cannot grow and increase in numbers. As a result, the bacteria eventually die or are destroyed by the immune system.
Clindamycin helps to fight the bacteria associated with acne. Propionebacterium acne is a type of bacterium that lives off sebum produced by the sebaceous glands; they are located in the skin. This bacterium produces waste and fatty acids. Waste and fatty acids are detrimental to the skins appearance; they cause inflammation and spots on the skin.
Duac once daily is an effective acne medication that improves the appearance of acne prone skin by stopping the bacterial infection that causes it. By doing so, this medication stops the bacteria from spreading, thus eliminating the infection entirely. There are different types of acne. Duac is proven to be a particularly effective treatment for mild strains of acne like blackheads, whiteheads and inflamed red spots. Its gel formation means it is easy to apply and use.
Duac uses the active ingredients clindamycin phosphate and benzoyl peroxide, which work together to treat acne-prone skin.
Clindamycin phosphate inhibits the bacteria linked to Propionebacterium acnes from forming cell walls which protect bacteria and enable them to spread.
By preventing these cells walls from forming, clindamycin stops the bacterial infection from growing and spreading.
Benzoyl peroxide kills the bacterial infection by breaking down the protein that shapes part of the skins formation and helping to clear the sebaceous glands. These actions help prevent new acne spots from emerging in their place.
Duac is available in a tube of 30g or 60g gel formation containing 5% of clindamycin phosphate and 1% of benzoyl peroxide.
You should use this medication exactly as prescribed by a doctor. Duac should be applied to the skin (face) once daily. If you are wearing any makeup, you must remove it before applying this treatment. The affected area should be washed and dried before application.
find out more information on how to use this treatment, read the Duac patient information leaflet.
Duac once daily gel is for people with mild to moderate forms of acne. However, Duac may not be suitable for people who are:
If you are currently using other acne treatments, medicated soaps or cleansers, cosmetics that have a strong drying effect or products that contain large amounts of alcohol or astringents then you must inform a doctor. If any of these products are used in combination with this medication your skin may become irritated over time.
All medications can cause side effects, including Duac once daily, though not everybody who uses this medication will get them. The sides effects with this medication may include skin irritation in the form of redness, peeling and dryness. To alleviate these minor side affects you can use a moisturiser. You may also experience a burning sensation, sensitivity to sunlight, rashes, and discolouration of the skin. If you experience any serious side effects, you are advised to contact your doctor immediately.
You can buy Duac online from euroClinix. All you need to do is complete our free online consultation. One of our doctors will review this information to make sure this treatment is right for you and will then issue a prescription, which will be sent to our pharmacy. Your medication will then be dispensed and dispatched to you using a free overnight delivery service.
|Active ingredient(s)||Clindamycin phosphate and Benzoyl Peroxide|
|Description||Duac is a topical gel applied just once a day proven to improve acne in 4-6 weeks|
|Exemption||Subject to medical prescription|
|Application||Men and women over 18 with acne|
|Usage||Apply thinly to clean affected areas|
|Drug class||Topical antibiotics/Keratolytics|
|Alcohol consumption||No influence|
|When breastfeeding||No known influence, contact your doctor for clarification|
|When pregnant||No known influence, contact your doctor for clarification|
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