Duac Once Daily Gel 5%

1 tube

£40.00

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Description

Directions

Side Effects

Q & A

Rosacea is also known as Acne Rosacea. It is a skin condition which mostly affects your face, sometimes including the neck, chest, and ears. It is usually seen in middle-aged people. Symptoms may appear during the early 20s; but usually, they are seen in 30-60 years’ age group. Women suffer more than men but their symptoms are less severe than men’s. Acne Rosacea is not contagious and cannot spread from one person to another. Symptoms of this condition are mild and antibiotics usually work on them. However, if you have an eye problem, see a doctor immediately as it could be serious. Acne Rosacea is not painful or itchy. But some infected people may experience a burning sensation over the affected area. It can be distressing but no serious complications are known.


Duac Once Daily Gel is an antibiotic skin medicine. It is used to treat acne. It contains two active ingredients: benzoyl peroxide and clindamycin phosphate. Duac Once Daily gel is used to treat mild to moderate acne. Clindamycin works as an antibiotic which stops the bacteria from multiplying. Benzoyl peroxide reduces the whiteheads and blackheads. It also kills the bacteria and lowers the inflammation. This gel is not recommended for children under 12.


Download Duac Once Daily Gel 5% patient information leaflet

  • Always read the patient leaflet for more detailed information
  • Use the gel once a day (evening), or as prescribed by the doctor
  • Wash the affected area
  • Apply a thin layer of the gel on the entire area of the skin, and not just the spots
  • If the gel does not rub into the skin easily, you are using too much (avoid this)
  • Wash your hands before and after application
  • You can use the gel before makeup (let the gel dry)
  • You may take 2-5 weeks before you see improvement
  • Do not use the gel for more than 12 weeks


  • Burning sensation
  • Peeling of the skin
  • Dry skin
  • Itching
  • Redness of the skin
  • Headache
  • Sensitivity to sunlight

 

Uncommon/Rare Side Effects – If you observe any of the following side effects, see a doctor

  • Allergic reaction
  • Severe diarrhea
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Severe burning sensation
  • Severe itching
  • Worsening of acne
  • Skin discolouration
  • Hives


These details are provided only as a guide. Please read patient information leaflet for more details.



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Will acne return after treatment?

Once the spots have cleared, acne commonly comes up again if you stop the treatment. Hence, continue the treatment for about 4-5 years to prevent acne from returning.

Does acne need hospital treatment?

If severe acne is not cured with treatments, you may need to visit a specialist. Else, there is no need of hospital treatment in acne conditions.

Is acne treatable?

YES. Acne conditions are treatable.

Who can get acne?

People ages between 12-25 can get acne. However, this condition can, at times, also affect older and younger people.

Are boys or girls more prone to acne?

Boys are more commonly affected than girls.

Is acne contagious?

NO. Acne is not contagious.

Is stress a cause of acne?

NO. Stress does not cause acne.

What causes acne?

Acne is not just a skin infection. The cause of acne is a complex interaction of hormonal changes, oil, overgrowth of normally harmless germs, inflammation, etc.


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