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Acanya (Benzoyl Peroxide / Clindamycin Phosphate) - Summary

 
 



ACANYA SUMMARY

ACANYA (clindamycin phosphate and benzoyl peroxide) Gel, 1.2%/2.5% is a combination product with two active ingredients in an aqueous gel formulation intended for topical use. Clindamycin phosphate is a water-soluble ester of the semi-synthetic antibiotic produced by a 7(S)-chloro-substitution of the 7(R)-hydroxyl group of the parent antibiotic lincomycin.

ACANYA® Gel is indicated for the topical treatment of acne vulgaris in patients 12 years or older.


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NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

Media Articles Related to Acanya (Benzoyl Peroxide / Clindamycin)

Spironolactone: The 'Other' Hormonal Acne Therapy
Source: MedPageToday.com - medical news plus CME for physicians [2015.08.28]
(MedPage Today) -- Expert: drug is effective and its safety issues can be managed

Acne Pictures Slideshow: Quick Cover-ups, Do's and Don'ts
Source: MedicineNet Acne Specialty [2015.08.14]
Title: Acne Pictures Slideshow: Quick Cover-ups, Do's and Don'ts
Category: Slideshows
Created: 8/1/2012 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 8/14/2015 12:00:00 AM

Experimental Treatment Uses Nitric Oxide for Acne
Source: MedicineNet Acne Specialty [2015.08.03]
Title: Experimental Treatment Uses Nitric Oxide for Acne
Category: Health News
Created: 7/31/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 8/3/2015 12:00:00 AM

Could a Vitamin Play a Role in Acne Outbreaks?
Source: MedicineNet Acne Specialty [2015.06.25]
Title: Could a Vitamin Play a Role in Acne Outbreaks?
Category: Health News
Created: 6/24/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 6/25/2015 12:00:00 AM

Acne patients: 'substantial proportion' fail to collect prescribed treatment
Source: Compliance News From Medical News Today [2015.03.22]
Dermatologist-prescribed treatments are being left on pharmacy shelves by up to a quarter of people with acne, according to a new study.

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Published Studies Related to Acanya (Benzoyl Peroxide / Clindamycin)

Fitzpatrick skin types and clindamycin phosphate 1.2%/benzoyl peroxide gel: efficacy and tolerability of treatment in moderate to severe acne. [2012]
efficacy of acne medications in skin of color... CONCLUSIONS: Acne subjects with Fitzpatrick skin types IV-VI were not found to be

Treatment of moderate to severe acne vulgaris in a Hispanic population: a post-hoc analysis of efficacy and tolerability of clindamycin phosphate 1.2%/benzoyl peroxide 2.5% gel. [2012]
in Hispanics... CONCLUSIONS: Overall efficacy and tolerability with clindamycin phosphate

Efficacy and safety of topical nadifloxacin and benzoyl peroxide versus clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide in acne vulgaris: A randomized controlled trial. [2011.11]
BACKGROUND: Topical therapy with comedolytics and antibiotics are often advocated for mild and moderate severity acne vulgaris. Nadifloxacin, a new fluoroquinolone with anti-Propionibacterium acnes activity and additional anti-inflammatory activity, is approved for use in acne. This randomized controlled assessor blind trial compared the clinical effectiveness and safety of eight weeks therapy of nadifloxacin 1% versus clindamycin 1% as add-on therapy to benzoyl peroxide (2.5%) in mild to moderate grade acne... CONCLUSIONS: Topical nadifloxacin, a new fluoroquinolone is effective, tolerable, and safe for mild o moderate facial acne. Its clinical effectiveness is comparable to clindamycin when used as add-on therapy to benzoyl peroxide.

Efficacy of topical combination of benzoyl peroxide 5% and clindamycin 1% for the treatment of progressive macular hypomelanosis: a randomized, doubleblind, placebo-controlled trial. [2011.02]
BACKGROUND: Progressive macular hypomelanosis is a dermatosis without definite etiology. There is no consensus or first-line therapy in the treatment of progressive macular hypomelanosis, and the treatment options used are very little effective. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the therapeutic efficacy of the topical combination of benzoyl peroxide 5% and clindamycin 1% associated with sun exposure for the treatment of progressive macular hypomelanosis... CONCLUSION: The topical combination of benzoyl peroxide 5% and clindamycin 1% is effective in the treatment of progressive macular hypomelanosis.

Efficacy of topical combination of benzoyl peroxide 5% and clindamycin 1% for the treatment of progressive macular hypomelanosis: a randomized, doubleblind, placebo-controlled trial. [Article in English, Portuguese] [2011]
treatment of progressive macular hypomelanosis... CONCLUSION: The topical combination of benzoyl peroxide 5% and clindamycin 1% is

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Clinical Trials Related to Acanya (Benzoyl Peroxide / Clindamycin)

Study Comparing Clindamycin Phosphate and Benzoyl Peroxide Gel to Acanya« Gel and Both to a Vehicle Control in the Treatment of Acne Vulgaris [Completed]
The objective of this study is to compare the safety and efficacy profiles of Taro Pharmaceutical Inc.'s Clindamycin Phosphate and Benzoyl Peroxide Gel 1. 2%/2. 5% to Acanya« (Clindamycin Phosphate and Benzoyl Peroxide) Gel, 1. 2%/2. 5% and to demonstrate the superior efficacy of the two active formulations over that of the vehicle in the treatment of acne vulgaris.

Evaluation of Quality of Life, Efficacy, and Tolerance of Duac´┐Ż Gel Compared to Differin´┐Ż Gel in the Treatment of Acne [Completed]
The objectives of this clinical trial are to compare the quality of life of the subjects, the efficacy and the tolerance of Duac« Gel (gel formulation with a combination of clindamycin phosphate [equivalent to 1% clindamycin] and 5% benzoyl peroxide), applied once daily, against Differin« Gel (gel with 0. 1% adapalene), used once daily, in the treatment of mild to moderate acne vulgaris.

Safety and Tolerability of Acanya Gel in Combination With Atralin Gel for Acne Vulgaris [Active, not recruiting]
The purpose of this study is to evaluate whether Cerave lotion followed by Acanya Gel in the morning in combination with Cerave lotion followed by Atralin gel in the evening is safe and effective for the treatment of acne vulgaris.

Evaluate Therapeutic Equivalence and Safety of Two Clindamycin Phosphate and Benzoyl Peroxide Gels in Acne Vulgaris [Completed]

Evaluation of the Effectiveness, Safety, and Tolerability of Duac Akne Gel and Epiduo Gel in the Treatment of Facial Acne Vulgaris [Completed]
The purpose of this study is to compare the effectiveness of two marketed products in subjects with facial acne vulgaris

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PATIENT REVIEWS / RATINGS / COMMENTS

Based on a total of 1 ratings/reviews, Acanya has an overall score of 9. The effectiveness score is 10 and the side effect score is 8. The scores are on ten point scale: 10 - best, 1 - worst.
 

Acanya review by 32 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Cystic Acne
Dosage & duration:   Small amount for affected area. (dosage frequency: daily) for the period of 2 months
Other conditions:   Scaring
Other drugs taken:   Atralin
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Acanya Gel treated cystic acne, blackheads, whiteheads, and any inflamed acne on my face. The water-based/fragrance-free gel did not cause ant stinging or burning. Within in a month, my face is completely clear of all acne. Scars have also faded and smoothed out.
Side effects:   Dryness, slight redness and a small amount of peeling.
Comments:   The combination of clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide is used to treat acne. The combination of clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide works by killing the bacteria that cause acne.

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