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I'm in my early twenties with moderate acne and i'm not sure if I sure try this product with active ingredient of Clindamycin Phospate 1.2% (equivalent to 1% Clindamycin), 0.05% Methyl paraben, propyl Paraben 0.o25%. I have no known allergies. Are there any known side effects of long term use of these chemicals?

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I haven been using DUAC, which contains 1% Clindamycin, for a few days now and it's working really well. The only thing I can tell you about Clindamycin is the following, which is taken from a magazine by a respectable German non-profit organization which is specialized on consumer protection:

"Clindamyzin: Wenn Sie eine Darmentzündung (Colitis ulcerosa oder Morbus Crohn) haben oder hatten oder bereits einmal auf Clindamyzin mit einer Darmentzündung reagiert haben, muss der Arzt Nutzen und Risiken einer Aknetherapie mit diesem Mittel sorgfältig abwägen.


Clindamyzin und Erythromyzin sollten Sie nicht zeitgleich einsetzen, weil sie sich in ihrer Wirkung gegenseitig abschwächen können.


Clindamyzin: Wenn blutige Durchfälle mit Bauchkrämpfen auftreten, müssen Sie sofort einen Arzt aufsuchen. Es könnte sich um eine gefährliche Reaktion des Darms auf das Antibiotikum handeln (pseudomembranöse Colitis)."


Dieses Mittel dürfen Sie in Schwangerschaft und Stillzeit nicht anwenden, weil unklar ist, ob es das Ungeborene oder den Säugling schädigen kann.

Bottom line (if you don't speak German): It can be dangerous if you have ever had problems with your intestines. You are not supposed to take it together with products containing Erythromycin. See your GP if you have bloody Diarrhea. Don't use it during pregnancy. Acne Bacteria might become resistent.

Hope that helps...

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