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Acanya (clindamycin phosphate and benzoyl peroxide) gel

Detailed View: Safety Labeling Changes Approved By FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) – June 2010

Summary View


Postmarketing Experience

  • Anaphylaxis, as well as allergic reactions leading to hospitalizations, has been reported in postmarketing use of products containing clindamycin/benzoyl peroxide. Because these reactions are reported voluntarily from a population of uncertain size, it is not always possible to reliably estimate their frequency or establish a causal relationship to drug exposure.


What are possible side effects with ACANYA Gel?
  • Allergic reactions.Stop using ACANYA Gel, call your doctor and get help right away if you have any of the following symptoms: severe itching, swelling of your face, eyes, lips, tongue or throat.