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Z-Clinz 10

Generic name: benzoyl peroxide and clindamycin topical [BEN-zoyl-per-OX-ide-and-clin-da-MY-sin]
Names of brands: Acanya, Neuac, Onexton, Z-Clinz 10, DUAC, Z-Clinz 5.
Drug class: Topical acne agents

What is Z-Clinz 10?

Benzoyl peroxide has antibacterial properties. Additionally, it provides a slight drying effect, which allows for excess dirt and oil to be wiped away.

Clindamycin can be described as an antibiotic that stops bacteria from forming in the pores of your skin.Z-Clinz10 (for the face) can be described as a combination medication that treats acne.Z-Clinz 10 may also be employed for other purposes that are not covered in this guideline.

Side effects of Z-Clinz 10

Benzoyl peroxide could trigger an uncommon but severe allergic reaction or severe skin irritation. These reactions could occur only an hour after applying the medication or within a day or longer.

Take a break from Z-Clinz and seek medical assistance immediately if you notice symptoms that indicate an allergy that include itching, hives, breathing difficulties, feeling lightheaded, or a swollen tongue, face, lips, or throat.

This medication could cause severe adverse consequences. Take this medicine off and consult your physician immediately if you suffer from:

  • Extreme redness, burning, peeling, or stinging of the treated areas;
  • Diarrhea that is either watery or bloody.

Common negative side effects of zclinz 10 could include:

  • Minor burning or stinging
  • The sensation of itching or tingling;
  • The skin's dryness and peeling
  • Redness or other irritation.

This isn't a complete list of all the side effects. Other side effects could be present. Consult your physician for advice regarding medical effects. You can report any side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Similar/related drugs

Doxycycline, Clindamycin topical, Topical Erythromycin, Tetracycline, and Tazorac


This medication can trigger an extremely rare but severe allergic reaction or severe inflammation of the skin. Stop using this medication and seek emergency medical attention if you experience symptoms like itching, hives, difficulty breathing, feeling lightheaded, and swelling in your lips, face, and throat.

Before you take this drug

It is not recommended to use Z-Clinz 10 if you have an allergy to benzoyl peroxide or the steroid clindamycin (Cleocin, Clinda-Derm, Clindets).

Even though this drug can be applied directly to your skin, your body can absorb enough clindamycin to trigger severe adverse effects. You might not be able to use this drug if you suffer from:

  • Inflammation of the intestinal tract (also known as enteritis);
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • If you've ever experienced extreme diarrhea that was caused by antibiotics,

It isn't known if Z-Clinz 10 can affect a newborn baby. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to get pregnant while taking this medication.

It isn't known if benzoyl peroxide or clindamycin topically enter breast milk or if they could harm nursing babies. It is not recommended to breastfeed while taking this medication.

How to take Z-Clinz 10?

Follow the directions on the prescription label. Don't use this medication in smaller or larger quantities or for longer periods than the recommended time.Applying more medication or using it more frequently than prescribed won't help it work quicker and could result in more adverse effects.

Benzoyl peroxide could cause a rare but serious allergic reaction or severe skin discomfort. Before you start taking this medication, it is possible to apply the "test dose" to see whether you experience an allergic reaction. Apply a tiny amount of the drug to one or two small areas of acne every day for three consecutive days. If there isn't any reaction, you can begin applying the full amount prescribed after the 4th day.

Cleanse your hands prior to and after applying this medication.Cleanse your face using a gentle cleansing product (not soap) and gently pat the face dry using a clean towel.Z-Clinz 10 is typically used twice a day, at the beginning of each day and at night.Do not get the medicine into your mouth, eyes, or 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 this medication to sunburned, windburned, dry, chapped, inflamed, or broken skin.

It could take a few weeks before your symptoms begin to improve. Continue to take the medication as prescribed and notify your doctor if you feel your symptoms don't improve.If you get more than one container of Acanya and Duac Gel, keep the container that is not opened in the refrigerator until you're ready to begin using it. Don't freeze.

Once used, keep it at room temperature, away from heat and moisture. Don't keep the gel in the freezer. Dispose of any medicine that is not used after the end date on the prescription label has expired. Duac comes with an expiration period of sixty days. Acanya will expire in ten weeks. Benzaclin will expire after three months.

What happens If I miss a dose?

Take the dose you missed when you remember. Do not take your missed dose if you are nearing the time for the next dose. Don't use any extra medication to make up for the missed dose.

What happens if I overdose?

Get medical attention in an emergency or contact the Poison Help line toll-free at 1-800-222-1222.

In the case of an overdose, symptoms may include watery or bloody diarrhea that can occur in the event that you apply Z-Clinz to your skin after applying it excessively.

What should be avoided?

Avoid using products for your skin that may cause irritation, like harsh shampoos, soaps, or skin cleanser, hair coloring, permanent chemicals, hair removers, and waxes, as well as skin products that contain alcohol, spices, lime, or astringents.Do not use other medicines on the areas treated with Z-Clinz 10 unless your physician has advised you to.

The use of antibiotics can trigger diarrhea, which could be a sign of a newly developed illness. If you experience diarrhea that is bloody or watery and bloody, stop taking Z-Clinz 10 and call your doctor. Don't take anti-diarrhoea medication unless your doctor has told you to.Avoid exposure to the sun as well as tanning beds. The medication may cause more sunburns more quickly. Protect yourself with protective clothes and apply sunblock (SPF 30 or greater) while you're outdoors.

Do not apply sunscreens containing PABA to the skin that has been treated with Z-Clinz 10 if skin discoloration can be observed.Peroxide from benzoyl may bleach hair and fabrics. Don't let this medication come into contact with hair, clothing, coloured towels, sheets, or bed linens.

Interaction with other drugs

It is unlikely that other medications you consume or inject will affect the topically applied benzoyl peroxide and the clindamycin. However, many medications can interfere with each other. Be sure to inform your health professionals about any medications you take, such as prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and herbs.