Benzoyl peroxide has an antibacterial effect. It also has a mild drying effect that allows excess oil and dirt to be washed away. Clindamycin is an antibiotic that prevents bacteria from growing on the skin. The combination of benzoyl peroxide and clindamycin topical are used to treat acne. Benzoyl peroxide and clindamycin topical may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Benzaclin is a prescription drug used in the topical application of treating acne. Benzaclin is a combination drug consisting of benzoyl peroxide and clindamycin. Benzaclin works by killing and preventing bacteria from growing on skin. It may be used by doctors in other purposes that are not listed in this guide. Benzaclin is in a class of medicines known as antibiotics.