Compare benzoyl peroxide vs. Duac

Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.

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Treats acne.

Benzac (benzoyl peroxide) is the most effective over-the-counter treatment for mild acne.

3.4/ 5 average rating with 394 reviewsforbenzoyl peroxide
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Upsides
  • Available over-the-counter from many brands.
  • Benzac (benzoyl peroxide) comes in many different forms and combinations with other acne products.
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Downsides
  • Benzac (benzoyl peroxide) increases your skin's sensitivity to the sun and may also cause dryness or stinging.
  • Be careful when applying Benzac (benzoyl peroxide) to large areas since it can bleach hair, clothing, and pillow cases upon contact.
  • Benzac (benzoyl peroxide) needs to be combined with other medications to effectively treat severe acne.
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Used for
  • Acne vulgaris
Dosage forms
  • Cream
  • Lotion
  • Liquid
  • Gel
  • Foam
  • Soap
  • Cream, gel, or ointment
Price
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Reviews
394 reviews so far
60%
saidit'sworth it
29%
saiditworked well
9%
saidit'sa big hassle

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Side effects
The Benzac (benzoyl peroxide) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
The Duac (Clindamycin / Benzoyl Peroxide) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and risk factors
  • Bleaching
  • Skin irritation
    • Using other medicines or products that irritate the skin
    • Eczema
    • Extreme temperatures (hot or cold)
  • Allergic reaction
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