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Composition for PEROCLIN

Benzoyl Peroxide(5% w/w),Clindamycin Topical(1% w/w)

food interaction for PEROCLIN

alcohol interaction for PEROCLIN

pregnancy interaction for PEROCLIN

lactation interaction for PEROCLIN

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Peroclin 5%/1% gel may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Either animal studies have shown adverse effect on fetus and there are no human studies or studies in human and animals are not available. It should be given only if potential benefits justifies risk to the fetus. Please consult your doctor.
Peroclin 5%/1% gel is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.


Benzoyl Peroxide(5% w/w)


Benzoyl peroxide is used to treat acne and blackheads and spots.

How it works

Benzoyl peroxide attacks the bacteria (germs) known as Propionibacterium acnes, one of the main causes of acne. It also has peeling and drying properties.

Common side effects

Pain, Allergic contact dermatitis, Facial swelling, Allergic reaction, Burning sensation, Dry skin, Shortness of breath, Fainting, Itching, Skin irritation, Skin peeling, Skin redness, Tingling sensation
Clindamycin Topical(1% w/w)


Clindamycin topical is used to treat severe acne (acne vulgaris) and vaginal infections caused by certain bacteria.

How it works

Clindamycin belongs to a class of medications called as lincomycin antibiotics. It inhibits the synthesis of essential bacterial proteins thereby stopping bacterial growth. In case of acne, in addition to killing of bacteria, clindamycin prevents spread of infection by reducing the free fatty acids on the skin surface that clog the pores of skin and promote overgrowth of bacteria.

Common side effects

Burning sensation, Application site irritation, Dry skin, Itching, Application site redness of skin


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Expert advice for PEROCLIN

  • This medicine is for external use only. Always wash your hands after using benzoyl peroxide.
  • Avoid exposure to strong sunlight or UV lamps while using benzoyl peroxide. If unavoidable, use a suitable sunscreen lotion and apply benzoyl peroxide in the evening after washing the skin.
  • Avoid contact with the eyes, mouth, nose (especially mucous lining). If any accidental contact occurs, rinse thoroughly with warm water.
  • Benzoyl peroxide should not be applied to damaged skin.
  • This product may bleach hair and colored fabrics including clothing, towels and bed linen. Be careful to avoid contact of the gel with these materials.
  • Caution should be exercised when applying benzoyl peroxide to the neck and other sensitive areas.
  • Do not stop using benzoyl peroxide if your skin condition appears to worsen for the first 2 to 3 weeks of treatment.
  • Do not apply benozyl peroxide if you are allergic to benzoyl peroxide or any of the other ingredients of this medicine.
  • Avoid using benozyl peroxide if you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant or are breast-feeding.
  • Do not apply benozyl peroxide if you are using any other acne products or medicines with peeling, irritant and drying effects.

Frequently asked questions for PEROCLIN

Benzoyl Peroxide

Q. Does benzoyl peroxide work/ is benzoyl peroxide good for skin/
pimples/acne/acne marks/ acne scars/ dark spots?
Benzoyl peroxide is effective in treating acne on face, chest or back in most of the people where the skin has a lot of blackheads, spots and pimples. It can be helpful in treating acne marks, scars and dark spots.
Q. Does benzoyl peroxide darken skin/cause hyperpigmentation/
peel skin/bleach skin/cause redness?
Benzoyl peroxide may cause redness, peel the skin and also bleach skin and hair. It doesn’t darken the skin or cause hyperpigmentation, but it should be best to use it under a doctor’s supervision.
Q. Is benzoyl peroxide a BHA/an antibiotic/ retin a/salicylic acid?
Benzoyl peroxide is not a beta hydroxy acid (BHA), antibiotic, retin A or salicylic acid.
Q. Is benzoyl peroxide the same as hydrogen peroxide?
No, benzoyl peroxide is different from hydrogen peroxide.

Clindamycin Topical

 Q. Can I use clindamycin with a penicillin allergy?
Clindamycin is considered safe for use in patients with a penicillin allergy.
Q. Does clindamycin treat acne scars?
Clindamycin can prevent the formation of new scars by preventing formation of new acne, but will not be useful for the scars already formed.
Q. Can clindamycin cream cause thrush?
Yes. Use of clindamycin cream may cause thrush (a type of fungal or yeast infection) in rare cases.


Content on this page was last updated on 25 July, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)