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Z-Clinz 5

Generic Name: Benzoyl peroxide and clindamycin topical [BEN-zoyl-per-OX-ide-and-clin-da-MY-sin]
Brand Name: Acanya, Neuac, Onexton, Z-Clinz 10, DUAC, Z-Clinz 5.
Drug Class: Topical acne agents

There is no evidence that the Z-Clinz brand name has been removed from the U.S. If there are generic versions of this item that are approved by the FDA, it is possible that there are similar products that are generic.

What is Z-Clinz 5?

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

Clindamycin can be described as an antibiotic that stops bacteria from forming within the body.Z-Clinz5 (for the face) is an all-in-one medication that treats acne.Z-Clinz 5 may also be employed for other purposes that are not covered in this medication guide.

Side effects of Z-Clinz-5

Benzoyl peroxide could trigger an uncommon but severe allergic reaction or severe skin irritation. These reactions could occur only a few minutes after the application of the drug and may last for a few days or more.

Do not use Z-Clinz 5 and get emergency medical assistance if you exhibit indications that indicate an allergy, such as an allergic reaction that causes hives, itching, breathing difficulties, or feeling lightheaded and swelling of your tongue, face, lips, or throat.

This medication could cause severe adverse consequences. Stop taking this medicine and consult your physician immediately if you experience:

  • Intense redness, burning, peeling, or stinging in the skin treated areas;
  • Diarrhea that is either watery or bloody.

Common negative side effects associated with z-clinz 5 may include:

  • Slight burning or stinging
  • Sensation of tingling or itching;
  • The skin; or peeling or dryness of treated skin
  • The redness or irritation could be caused by other factors.

There isn't an exhaustive list of the possible impacts, as other things may occur. See your doctor for recommendations about medically adverse reactions. It is possible to report any adverse reaction to FDA by calling 1-800-FDA-1088.

Similar or related drugs

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


This medication can trigger an uncommon but dangerous allergic reaction as well as extreme inflammation of the skin. Stop using this medicine immediately and seek medical assistance if you suffer from symptoms like itching, hives, breathing problems, or feeling lightheaded. The swelling of your lips your face and throat.

Before you take this drug

You shouldn't make use of Z-Clinz 5 if you are allergic to benzoyl peroxide and clindamycin (Cleocin, Clinda-Derm, Clindets).

While this medication applies to the skin, your body could absorb enough clindamycin to cause severe adverse effects. You might not be able to take this drug if you suffer from:

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

It is not clear if Z-Clinz 5 will harm an unborn baby. Consult your physician if you are expecting or planning to get pregnant while taking this medication.

It is unclear if benzoyl peroxide or clindamycin is absorbed into the milk of a nursing baby or the risk to the nursing infant. Do not breastfeed when taking this medication.

How to take Z-Clinz 5?

Follow the instructions on the prescription label. Do not take this medicine in greater or lesser quantities or for longer periods than the recommended time.

Applying more medication or using it more frequently than prescribed is not going to cause it to work any more quickly and can cause more negative side effects.Benzoyl peroxide could cause a rare but serious allergic reaction or severe skin discomfort. Before you start using this remedy, it is possible to apply an initial "test dose" to see whether you experience reactions. Apply a tiny amount of the drug to a couple of small areas of acne every day for 3 days. If there isn't any reaction, apply the full dose the day after the 4th.

Cleanse your hands prior to and after applying the medicine.Cleanse your face with a gentle cleansing product (not soap) and gently pat your skin dry using a clean, soft towel.Z-Clinz 5 can be applied twice daily, both in the morning and at night.Do not get the medicine into your mouth, eyes, or nose (or within the creases of your nose) as well as on the lips. If it gets into one of these places, rinse with water. Don't apply the medicine to sunburned, windburned, chapped, dry, irritated, 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 are given more than one container of Acanya and Duac Gel, store the sealed container in the fridge when you're ready to begin using it. Don't freeze it.

After use Once used, keep your gel at a cool temperature, away from heat and moisture. Don't keep the gel in the freezer. Get rid of any medicine you haven't used after its expiration date printed on the bottle has expired. Duac has a 60-day expiration date. Acanya expires in 10 weeks. Benzaclin is due to expire in three months.

What happens If I miss a dose?

Do the missed dose immediately after you remember. Don't miss your missed dose if you are close to the time of the next dose. Don't use any extra medication to replace the missed dose.

What happens if I overdose?

For medical emergencies, seek emergency medical attention or contact the Poison Help line toll-free at 1-800-222-1222.

The symptoms of an overdose include watery or bloody diarrhoea that can occur when you take in Z-Clinz through the skin after applying excessively.

What should be avoided?

Beware of products for the skin that can cause irritation, like harsh shampoos, soaps, skin cleanser, hair coloring, permanent chemical hair removers, waxes, or products for the skin that contain alcohol, spices, astringents, or lime.Beware of other medications that can affect the areas treated with Z-Clinz 5. Unless your physician recommends it,The use of antibiotics can trigger diarrhea, and this could be an indication of a fresh illness. If you experience diarrhea that is bloody or watery, discontinue using Z-Clinz 5 and call your doctor. Avoid using anti-diarrhoea medicines unless your doctor has told you to.

Avoid exposure to the sun as well as tanning beds. This medication could cause burns more quickly. Be sure to wear protective attire and sunblock (SPF 30 or greater) while you're outdoors.Do not apply sunscreens containing PABA to the skin type treated using Z-Clinz 5, or skin discoloration could be observed.Peroxide from benzoyl may bleach hair or fabric. Don't let this medication come into contact with hair, clothing, coloured towels, or bedding linens.

Interaction with other drugs

It's unlikely that any other medication that you consume orally will affect topically applied benzoyl peroxide or clindamycin. However, many medications can interfere with one another. Inform your health care professionals about the medicines you take, such as prescription and over-the-counter drugs, vitamins, and herbs.