Duac Topical Gel - Does It Work

Duac Topical Gel – Does It Work?

By: - Medicine - September 14, 2011
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In the world of acne treatments, one that is fairly new on the market is Duac topical gel. Duac is only available through a prescription, so you should definitely talk to your doctor about any pressing questions or information. Other information can be found online both at the official Duac topical gel website or other well known and trusted medication sites.

Duac topical gel is a combination of benzoyl peroxide which is a well known and commonly used over the counter acne medication and Clindamycin which is a topical antibiotic. The claims of the company are that the combination of medication in Duac not only clears acne with the benzoyl peroxide, it kills the bacteria that cause acne with the antibiotic, Clindamycin. This topical gel also contains salicylic acid which is also an over the counter acne treatment. Due to the antibiotic properties, this acne medication is prescription strength and is only used for those with extreme acne.

Side effects of Duac include peeling, drying and redness of the skin. It can also cause an extreme allergic reaction that can permanently scar your skin. This product can also increase the size of your colon which can lead to inflammation and even death, though this is very rare. This product can bleach your hair and dark fabrics as well as cause sunburn if you are not protecting your skin when outside.

Duac topical gel reviews are mixed. Some reviewers really like this product and say it works well. Others mention the side effects were too much for them. Since the amount of benzoyl peroxide is double the recommended dosage, for instance, many people experience burning and drying of the skin when using Duac. Other Duac topical gel reviews focus on the cost of the product. It is more expensive, even with insurance, than most other acne medications available through prescription.

Other Duac topical gel reviews state the product works well to clear acne, but you cannot wear makeup on top of it, which may be a negative to women. Other people say this product does improve your skin, but will not totally clear acne up like other products can. Reviews state that this gel will dry and peel off your skin since it is not absorbed. It is also known to remove excess oil from the skin and dries is a way that makes your skin look a bit smoother. Duac is only available from a doctor, so make an appointment if you are interested in learning more.