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ONEXTON (clindamycin phosphate and benzoyl peroxide) Gel, 1.2%/ 3.75% is a prescription medicine used on the skin (topical) to treat acne in people 12 years and older. It is not known if ONEXTON is safe and effective for use longer than 12 weeks. It is not known if ONEXTON is safe and effective in children under 12 years of age.
In a clinical study, ONEXTON was used for a period of 12 weeks. Make sure you follow your dermatologist’s instructions and use as long as directed. Acne treatment takes time to work, so it’s important to keep applying as instructed.
Talk to your doctor if you are not sure if you have one of these conditions.
Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, herbal supplements, and skin products you use. Using other topical acne products may increase the irritation of your skin when used with ONEXTON.
Limit your time in sunlight. Avoid using tanning beds or sun lamps. If you have to be in sunlight, wear a wide-brimmed hat or other protective clothing, and a sunscreen with an SPF 15 rating or higher. Avoid getting ONEXTON in your hair or on colored fabric. ONEXTON may bleach hair or colored fabric. Avoid getting ONEXTON in your mouth, eyes, vagina, on your lips, or on cuts or open wounds. ONEXTON should not be used with erythromycin-containing products because of its clindamycin component.
The most common side effect with ONEXTON is skin irritation. Stop using ONEXTON and call your doctor if you have a skin rash or burning, or your skin becomes very red, itchy, or swollen.
Talk to your doctor about any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away. These are not all the possible side effects with ONEXTON.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088, or by visiting www.fda.gov/medwatch.
You may also report side effects to Ortho Dermatologics at 1-800-321-4576.
Some reasons may include a family history of acne, hormonal changes, stress, and certain makeup and hair care products.
Remember to be kind to your skin and don’t pop or squeeze your pimples. Try not to scrub your skin or use cleansing puffs, washcloths, or abrasive cleaners. Even though you may feel like this is “cleaning up” the issue, this may actually be irritating your skin and can lead to more breakouts.
This FDA-approved prescription treatment fights acne. It is proven to treat acne breakouts, such as whiteheads, blackheads, and pimples.
ONEXTON contains two acne medications: clindamycin 1.2% and benzoyl peroxide 3.75%.
Yes. Before you apply ONEXTON, wash your face gently with a mild soap, rinse with warm water, and pat your skin dry. After ONEXTON is applied, you are free to use makeup. Non-pore-clogging (noncomedogenic) makeup is recommended.