Generic name: benzoyl peroxide, and Clindamycin topical
What is Acanya?
Acanya is made up of a mixture of benzoyl peroxide as well as clindamycin. Benzoyl peroxide provides antibacterial properties. Also, it provides a slight drying effect that permits the excess oil and dirt to be cleaned away. Clindamycin can be described as an antibiotic that stops bacteria from forming on the skin.
Acanya Gel treats acne vulgaris in patients who are 12 years old or more.
Acanya is also used for reasons not mentioned in this medication guide.
Make sure you use Acanya precisely as your physician has prescribed it to you. Utilizing more medicine or applying it more frequently than the prescribed amount will not help it be more effective and could cause more negative effects. Don’t use this medicine longer than your physician has recommended.
Do not get Acanya Gel in your mouth, eyes or the nose (or in the creases on your nose) as well as on the lips. If it gets into one of these places rinse with water. Avoid applying Acanya on sunburned, windburned or chapped, inflamed, or damaged skin.
It could take a few weeks before your symptoms begin to improve. Continue to take the medication according to the directions and inform your doctor if you feel your symptoms don’t improve.
Even though Acanya applies to skin your body could absorb enough clindamycin for severe adverse negative effects. It is possible that you will not be able to use the medication if you have an inflammation of the intestines (also known as enteritis) or ulcerative colitis or if you’ve suffered from severe diarrhea due to antibiotics.
Avoid exposure to the sun and tanning the bed. This medication could cause sunburn more quickly. Protect yourself with protective clothing and sunscreen (SPF 30 or greater) while you’re outdoors.
- Patients who have been diagnosed with hypersensitivity (e.g. anaphylaxis) to benzoyl peroxide, clindamycin, any component of the formulation or the ingredient lincomycin
- Patients with a history of regional enteritis, ulcerative colitis, or antibiotic-associated colitis.
- Colitis: Both orally and parenterally given clindamycin has been linked with colitis that is severe, and could lead to death. Diarrhea and bloody diarrhea along with colitis (including pseudomembranous colitis) have been documented through the use of both systemic and topical clindamycin. Acanya Gel should be discontinued when significant diarrhea is observed
- Ultraviolet light and environmental exposure Reduce sun exposure immediately following the application of a drug.¶
Prior to applying Acanya
Avoid using Acanya in the event that you are allergic to benzoyl peroxide, or clindamycin (Cleocin Clina-Derm Clindets).
Even though Acanya applies to the skin the body can absorb enough clindamycin to trigger severe adverse side negative effects. It is possible that you will not be able to use Acanya if you suffer from:
- inflammation of the intestinal tract (also known as enteritis);
- ulcerative colitis or
- If you’ve ever experienced diarrhea that was severe, caused by antibiotic medication.
It is unclear if Acanya can cause harm to an unborn baby. Consult your doctor if are pregnant or intend to become pregnant taking the medication. It isn’t known if benzoyl-peroxide and clindamycin pass into breast milk or whether it can harm the nursing infant. It is not recommended to breastfeed when you use Acanya.
how to use Acanya?
Utilize it precisely as prescribed by your physician. Avoid using in larger quantities or in smaller amounts, or for longer periods than prescribed. Follow the instructions on your prescription label. Applying more medication or using it more frequently than you are the prescribed amount will not help it perform any better or less effective, and can cause increased consequences.
Cleanse your hands prior to as well after you apply Acanya Gel.
Cleanse your face using the gentle cleansing product (not soap) and rinse it off using warm water and then wipe dry your skin with an untidy towel.
This medication is generally applied every day. Is applied Acanya Gel as a thin layer on the areas affected (excluding the lips and eyes).
Be careful not to get this medication into the mouth, eyes or your nose (or within the creases of your nose) as well as on the lips. If it gets into one of these places clean it off with water. Don’t apply this medication to sunburned, burned dry, chapped damaged, irritated or cracked skin.
It could take a few weeks before your symptoms begin to improve. Continue to use Acanya Gel according to the directions and consult your doctor in the event that your symptoms don’t improve.
Keep at room temperature, far from heat and moisture. Don’t freeze. Make sure that the jar is securely closed. Dispose of any medicine that is not used two months after the date on which you received the prescription.
If I do not take the dose?
Do the dose missed as soon you can remember. Do not take your missed dosage if you are nearing the time for the next dose. Don’t use any extra medication to make up for the missed dose.
How do I react if take too much?
Get medical attention immediately or contact for help at the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
The symptoms of an overdose are diarrhea that is bloody or watery that can occur when you inhale benzoyl peroxide and clindamycin from the skin through applying excessive amounts.
What to be aware of?
Avoid using products for your skin that could cause irritation, for example, harsh soaps, shampoos or cleansing products for your skin hair colouring, permanent chemical hair removers, waxes, or products for the skin that contain alcohol, spices, lime, or astringents. Don’t use any other medicinal products for your skin unless your doctor has instructed you to.
Diarrhea can be caused by antibiotics that could be an indication of a new infection. If you are experiencing diarrhea that is watery or has blood, consults your doctor. Do not take any medicine to treat vomiting unless the doctor instructed you to.
Avoid direct sunlight exposure and tanning the bed. Acanya Gel may cause sunburn more quickly. Make sure you wear protective attire and apply sunscreen (SPF 30 or greater) while you’re outdoors.
Avoid applying sunscreens containing PABA on the skin affected by Acanya or Acanya, as skin discolouration can develop.
The peroxide Benzoyl can bleach hair and fabrics. Don’t let Acanya get into contact with hair, clothing or coloured towels or sheets.
Acanya side effects
Take immediate medical attention If you notice any indications that indicate an allergy reaction Acanya symptoms include hives; difficulty breathing or swelling of your lips, face or tongue.
Stop taking Acanya and consult your physician immediately if you experience any of these severe adverse negative effects:
- extreme redness, burning, peeling, or stinging in the skin treated areas; or
- diarrhea that is either watery or bloody.
Less significant Acanya adverse effects could be:
- minor burning or stinging
- the sensation of itching or tingling;
- itchy or dry skin or
- The redness or irritation could be caused by other factors.
This isn’t a complete list of possible side effects, and other side effects could occur. Consult your physician to seek medical advice on the effects. You can report symptoms to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What other medications can be affecting Acanya?
Inform your physician about any other medications you are taking particularly:
- Topical erythromycin (Akne-Mycin, Emcin Clear, Eryderm, Erygel, Erythra-Derm, Ery-Sol and many others) as well
- Erythromycin is a medicine taken orally (E.E.S., EryPed, Ery-Tab, Erythrocin, Pediazole and many others).
This list isn’t complete and other drugs could interfere with Acanya. Discuss with your physician any medication you take. This includes prescription, over the counter vitamins, herbal, and vitamin products. Do not begin any new medication without first talking to your physician.
Keep all medicines away from the reach of children. Do not give your medication to anyone else and make sure you make use of Acanya Gel only in the prescribed manner.
Always consult your doctor to make sure the information presented on this site is appropriate to your particular situation.