Clindamycin 1% & Benzoyl Peroxide 5% Gel (BenzaClin)
Get clear, smooth skin with BenzaClin. This combination topical gel works to fight bacteria under the skin and helps shed the dead skin cells that clog pores. That means no more bumpy skin or inflamed acne!
✓ Treating acne
✓ Reducing inflammation
✓ Reducing bacteria growth
|Price with Insurance||Out-of-Pocket Price|
|As little as $0 per month for the medication||As little as $35 per month for the medication|
We also charge a $35 medication consultation, which includes unlimited access to our medical team for a full year.
WHAT OUR PATIENTS ARE SAYING
- How is BenzaClin Used?
BenzaClin is dispensed in either a 25g squeeze or 25/50g pump dispenser, depending on the prescription or the treatment plan. BenzaClin is for external use only and shouldn't be combined with other acne medications unless approved by your medical provider.
BenzaClin is used twice a day, ideally in the morning and again at night. First, wash the area to be treated with a non-medicated cleanser, then rinse well with warm water. Thoroughly dry the area or wait 15 minutes before applying your medication. Dispense a pea-sized amount of gel to clean fingers and spread a thin layer to the area being treated, the entire face, or as directed by your doctor.
Avoid contact with the mouth, eyes, nose, or anywhere skin may be broken. Rinse thoroughly with cool water if the gel contacts mucous membranes. Wash your hands thoroughly after each use and wait for about an hour before applying non-medicated makeup. This product may contain a bleaching risk, so it's best to avoid contact with hair or clothing when applying your medication.
Be sure to protect your medication from light, moisture, or fluctuations in temperature, especially freezing. For these reasons, it's best not to store BenzaClin in the bathroom. Keep the container tightly closed, in its original dispenser, and stored at room temperature, ideally 77 degrees. Your medication has a limited time that it remains effective. Dispose of any unused medication after three months.
Since BenzaClin is most effective when applied twice at the same time each day, set up a routine for applying your medication after you wake up and before going to bed, so you don't miss a treatment.
- Is BenzaClin Easy to Get?
BenzaClin is available at most pharmacies, but requires a prescription from a doctor. The cost of BenzaClin may be covered in whole or in part by your insurance, or you may speak with one of our team members about the generic brand of the same medication, which may be covered by your insurance plan or available at a significantly reduced out-of-pocket cost.
- What Precautions Should I Take Before Using BenzaClin?
Although BenzClin is safe and effective for most people, those with pre-existing conditions may experience a worsening of their symptoms. This is true for those who have intestinal disorders such as colitis, ulcerative colitis, or regional enteritis. Speak with our medical team if you have been diagnosed with these conditions to determine if BenzaClin is right for you. Even if you haven't been diagnosed, let us know as a precaution if you suffer from abdominal pain or persistent diarrhea. If you plan to start acne treatment with BenzaClin, avoid anti-diarrheal medications or speak with your doctor.
Skin sensitivity may be increased with the use of BenzaClin. Avoid sun exposure, tanning booths, and sunlamps while using your medication to decrease the risk of skin discoloration, and use sunscreen to protect the area when you're outside. If you experience a sunburn, let our team know so we can make assessments and get you back on track with your treatment.
If you're pregnant or planning to become pregnant, let your Nurx medical provider know since your medication made be prescribed on an as-needed basis, or we may recommend another treatment option. Never increase the dose of your medication or use more than twice a day without speaking to our medical team, as this may increase the risk of side effects and will not improve your acne faster.
Serious allergic reactions are rare and more likely to occur in those with a history of reactions to benzoyl peroxide, clindamycin, or lincomycin. Tell your medical provider about known allergic reactions. Symptoms of an allergic reaction may include rash, itching, swelling of the face, tongue or throat, dizziness, or trouble breathing. Get medical attention right away if you experience symptoms of an allergic reaction.
- Are There Any Known Side Effects?
Most medications come with mild side effects that go away with continued use. It may take some time for your body to adjust to your medication, and side effects may be more prevalent when you first start treatment.
Most BenzaClin users do not have serious side effects, and the most common one is dry skin. Erythema, a patchy redness, sometimes occurs, and skin moisturizing creams may help reduce irritation and side effects.
Itching, burning, and peeling are less common and were reported by less than 6% of users. The most serious side effects are rare and have presented as rash, bloody diarrhea, skin inflammation, eye pain, or skin discoloration.
If you notice these or other side effects, or if side effects fail to improve or worsen, stop your medication and speak with your Nurx medical provider to determine the best course of action.
- Can I Take BenzaClin With Other Medications?
BenzaClin is best used alone and not combined with other acne medications unless your doctor has approved their use. Since this is a medication, it can interfere with other prescription, over-the-counter, or herbal medications or remedies.
It's a good idea to let your doctor know what medications or supplements you may be taking to ensure BenzaClin is the right treatment for you. To reduce the risk of side effects or interactions, always follow your prescription and don't increase your dose or frequency of use without a doctor's approval.
- Can I Buy BenzaClin Online Through Nurx?
We can special order BenzaClin or prescribe the generic brand Benzoyl Peroxide/Clindamycin topical gel, available in the same strength and dosage as BenzaClin. If you have insurance, check with your provider to find out if some or all of the cost of your medication is covered. Speak with our team about our BenzaClin and how you can get your medication at lower out-of-pocket costs.
- How Long Would it Take to Deliver BenzaClin if I Bought it Online?
Here at Nurx, we understand how important it is to begin your treatment right away. We strive to get your medications to you in less than a week and discreetly delivered to your mailbox. You can always choose to have your medication delivered to your local pharmacy to pick up at your convenience. Special orders may take a little longer, and we will keep you updated on the status of your medication.
- Who Makes BenzaClin?
BenzaClin is made by Dermik Laboratories in Bridgewater, New Jersey.
- How Long Will It Take To See Results?
Studies found that most BenzaClin users begin seeing results in as little as six weeks of twice-daily use. Full benefits of the medication are typically seen in 10 weeks. Remember, the key to results is using your medication twice a day at the same time for the recommended period, until the medication runs out, or within three months.
- How Does Nurx Work?
Nurx is a free platform offering easy online access to doctors and seamless delivery of medications. No more time-consuming trips to the clinic and no more frantic pharmacy runs. We put you in control of your own health, empowering you to get the care you need, when you need it. From diagnosis to delivery of prescriptions, we make every part of getting healthy and staying healthy, better. For more information and to sign up, visit www.nurx.com and follow us @nurxapp on Twitter and Instagram.