I have recently switched insurances due to a new job and was very upset to hear that my new insurance covers none of my current acne medications. I struggled with acne for years even though I was seeing a dermatologist before finding a routine that actually worked. I believe the most effective medicine I use is benzaclin. In the past dr's have tried to switch me to something more "mild" because it does irritate my skin some in the winter and I was not actively breaking out anymore, but every time they switched me I'd break out again and end up back on the benzaclin. My new insurance said they could get me the clindamyacin and I'd have to just use it in conjunction with OTC benzoyl peroxide. Is that really just as effective, and how do you do it? I'm not sure I've seen benzoyl peroxide in a cream form OTC before, although I haven't specifically looked, so maybe it's there (any recommendations?) I can't imagine just using a benzyl peroxide wash with the clindamycin would be as effective as the benzaclin cream.