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Introduction

Duac gel is a drying agent with very potent antibioticproperties and it is commonly used for the treatment of acne by killing thebacteria that cause the ailment. Those who have allergic reactions tolincomycin should avoid using Duac Gel. This medication should not be mixedwith any products that may contain erythromycin. Duac Gel is not recommendedfor those who suffer from Crohn disease, severe bowel or stomach problems andinflammations. People who suffer from severe diarrhea caused by an antibiotictreatment should also avoid Duac gel. Certain medical conditions may interactwith this type of medication in a harmful way.

Women who are pregnant orbreast-feeding must not use Duac gel. People who take any type of prescribed ornon-prescribed medicaments, dietary supplements or herbal remedies should alsoavoid the use of Duac gel. People whohave allergic reactions to foods, substances or medicines should take carebefore opting to use Duac gel, and the same can be said for those who sufferfrom any type of bowel and stomach ailments. Duac gel should not be used withany other medications that are topically applied to the skin. There are certaintypes of medications that Duac Gel should not be mixed with. Those includesuccinylcholine and nondepolarizing muscle relaxants because Duac gel maysometimes increase the risk of certain side effects that these medicationstrigger in certain cases. Duac gel should not be taken with erythromycinbecause it sometimes decreases its efficiency.

Side Effects

Of all the side effects that Duac gel sometimes triggers,the dermatologic ones are the most common. They include in peeling, dry skin,erythrema, pruritus, sunburn and different reactions at the area where the gelhas been applied. The reactions are usually characterized by stinging andburning. They commonly occur after the topical application of a mixture thatcontains clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide. Gastrointestinal side effectsinclude severe diarrhea, pseudomembraneous colitis and abdominal cramps.

Ifcolitis occurs it is strongly advised to stop taking the clindamycin therapybecause it can be fatal in certain cases. Duac gel can also trigger certainhypersensitivity side effects such as allergic reactions and anaphylaxis and ifany of those occur in ones which must seek immediate medical attention. In certain rarecases clindamycin therapy may be the underlying cause of reproducible earringing, tinnitus, hearing loss and severe headaches at the side of the headwhere the ear ringing occurred in the first place.

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