Duac Once Daily Gel


  • Antibiotic Topical Acne Treatment
  • Active Ingredients: Clindamycin Phosphate and Benzoyl Peroxide
  • Treats Severe Acne
  • Buy With Confidence From UK Registered Pharmacy
  • Includes Free Prescription

Duac Daily Gel, is a popular and effective treatment with two active ingredients to help treat severe acne: Clindamycin, a commonly used acne antibiotic, and Benzoyl Peroxide which removes blockages in the skins pores.

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Buy Duac Once Daily Gel UK Online

My Pharmacy is the Best Place to Buy Duac Gel Online. To Buy Duac Gel Online in the UK you are required to have a prescription, which you can acquire with our free online consultation service.

Buy Duac Gel Online Next Day Delivery

Through My Pharmacy you can Buy Duac Once Daily Gel UK Next Day Delivery. Each treatment is sent out in secure and discreet packaging ensuring that you get your Duac Acne Gel on time and intact.

Duac Spot Cream – Antibacterial Spot Cream

Duac spot cream is an antibacterial spot cream that contains two medicines called clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide. These are known as ‘anti-acne preparations’.

When duac spot cream is provided, it’s used for treating mild to moderate acne. The two medicines included form an antibacterial spot cream; Clindamycin is an antibiotic which stops any bacteria involved in acne from replicating, Benzoyl peroxide reduces the amount of blackheads and whiteheads, as well as killing any bacteria that causes acne.

When these are combined they form an antibacterial spot cream that works to fight bacteria that causes acne, treat any existing black heads, white heads, and spots, whilst also lowering the number of red/inflamed spots.

Duac Acne Gel is suitable for adults and children over the age of twelve.

How To Use Duac Once Daily Gel

This will be a simple guide on how to use duac once daily gel. For a more suitable guide please refer to the patient information leaflet for a more in-depth explanation of how to use duac once daily gel.

If you’re not sure about any of the below information, please speak with your doctor or pharmacist.

  • Duac Once Daily Gel should be used once a day in the evening.
  • It could take up to two to five weeks before any improvements are noticed.
  • Your doctor will tell you how long the treatment will last. Do not use for more than 12 weeks at a time.

Do the following to apply Duac Once Daily Gel

  • Completely remove any make-up.
  • Wash the area where the gel will be applied. Once the area has been washed, rinse with warm water and gently pat till dry.
  • Apply a thin film of gel on the entirety of the affected skin, using the fingertips.
  • Apply to all the areas of the skin which have acne, not just to the individual spots. You are using too much of the gel if it isn’t rubbing into the skin easily.
    • For the face only, use an amount of gel that reaches from the fingertip to the first crease on the finger.
    • For the face and back, use two and a half ‘finger tips’ in total.
  • If there is any dryness or skin peeling, the use of an oil-free, fragrance free, hypo allergic moisturiser is advised. Use Duac Once Daily Gel less frequently or stop the treatment for a short period of time, allowing the skin to adjust to the treatment.
  • Wash your hands after using the gel.
  • Once the gel has dried, you can use non-greasy make-up.

Always use the medicine as described in the patient information leaflet or how your doctor/pharmacist has told you. This was a simplistic guide on how to use duac once daily gel as well as any Duac Gel Side Effects.

Duac Once Daily Gel Ingredients

The Duac Once Daily Gel Ingredients are called Clindamycin phosphate and Benzoyl peroxide. Both of these Duac Once Daily Gel Ingredients combine to create the acne treatment gel.

Benzoyl Peroxide Acne Cream

Benzoyl Peroxide Acne Cream is one of the active ingredients that make up Duac Once Daily Gel.

This active ingredient called Benzoyl peroxide is known as a medicine type called keratolytic. It works by breaking down a protein called keratin. When Benzoyl peroxide acne cream is applied to the skin, it breaks down the top layer of skin cells and causes them to shed. This will help breakdown any blackheads or whiteheads and unblocks the sebaceous glands. As well as all of the above, it also stops any new blackheads or whiteheads from forming.

Duac Once Daily Benzoyl Peroxide 5 Clindamycin 1 Gel 30g

You can buy Duac Once Daily Gel UK via My Pharmacy. This duac once daily benzoyl peroxide 5 clindamycin 1 gel 30g strength is available as well as others including the 3% option starting from 30g up to a maximum of 120g and the 5% option starting at 30g with a maximum of 120g.

Duac once daily benzoyl peroxide 5 clindamycin 1 gel 30g can be bought with Royal Mail shipping or DPD Next Day delivery.

Duac Once Daily Gel Results

For the majority of people Duac Once Daily Gel results are positive and completely clear up their acne. However, Duac Once Daily Gel Before And After results can take up to four to five months before any improvement is actually observed.

Duac Once Daily Gel Review

Here is a Duac Once Daily Gel Review taken from Drugs.com. For more Duac Once Daily Gel Reviews go to Drugs.com and sort through the hundreds placed there.

“All I can say is wow! Fantastic product I’ve had acne for about 20 years I’m 34, and nothing worked for me and at my age and still spotty it’s very depressing, then my doctor told me about Duac. I used it for about a week and my face went a bit dry so I gave it a couple of days and started again and now my face is completely clear and my scars have faded! If you have got acne then this is amazing! I’ve never been so happy with my skin and I’m getting married soon and over the moon that my face will be clear for that. ”

Duac Ointment UK – Acne Treatment Cream

Duac Ointment UK is available in the UK from a doctor or your local pharmacist. This Duac Ointment UK acne treatment cream is available via My Pharmacy UK with Royal Mail or DPD delivery.

My Pharmacy also sells other acne treatment cream and can be found through the Acne category on our website.

Duac Gel Online Shop

You can order Duac by using our Duac Gel Online Shop. The website will allow you to use the Duac Gel Online Shop and checkout using the payment option of your choice.

Over The Counter Acne Treatment UK

Over the counter acne treatment UK can be tried first before using prescription medicine.

Duac is not available over the counter acne treatment UK. It’s a prescription only medication and you will therefore require a prescription from a medical professional.

Duac Gel Alternatives

My Pharmacy offers many other Duac Gel alternatives and acne treatments. Some of Duac Gel Alternatives include –


Important information about Duac

  • Benzoyl peroxide can make your skin more sensitive to sunlight. Avoid exposing the treated areas of skin to excessive sunlight, or to sunbeds or sunlamps. If you can’t avoid sun exposure you should wear appropriate protective clothing such as a hat, or use a suitable sunscreen lotion.
  • This product may bleach hair and coloured fabrics including clothing, towels and bed linen. Be careful to avoid getting the gel on these materials.
  • When clindamycin is taken by mouth it can sometimes cause inflammation of the bowel (colitis). Although this is very unlikely to occur when you use the antibiotic on the skin, if you get diarrhoea either during or after using Duac gel, particularly if it becomes severe or persistent, or contains blood or mucus, you should stop using it and consult your doctor immediately.
  • Before use please be aware of any Duac Gel Side Effects

Duac should be used with caution by

  • Patients with sensitive or eczema-prone skin.
  • People with a history of inflammation of part of the intestines (enteritis), ulcerative colitis or inflammation of the large intestine due to antibiotic treatment (antibiotic-associated colitis).
  • People who have recently used any other medicines containing clindamycin or erythromycin. This is because the acne bacteria on your skin may have developed resistance to clindamycin, which could make Duac gel less effective.

Duac  should not be used by

  • People who are allergic to benzoyl peroxide, clindamycin, the related antibiotic lincomycin, or any other ingredient of the gel.
  • Children under 12 years of age.

Can I use Duac gel while pregnant or breastfeeding?

  •  Are you pregnant or breastfeeding? make sure your doctor knows before using Duac gel.
  • Use with caution during pregnancy.Check with your doctor.
  • The safety of Duac gel for use during breastfeeding has not been established. Clindamycin passes into breast milk when taken by mouth. For this reason, Duac gel should be used with caution during breastfeeding and only if the benefits to the mother outweigh any possible risk to the nursing infant. If your doctor says you can use Duac gel while breastfeeding, make sure you don’t apply it to areas where it could be ingested by the baby or transferred to the baby’s skin while you are feeding. Stop using the medicine and consult your doctor if the child develops diarrhoea while you’re using Duac gel.

You may also be interested in Epiduo Gel.


Acne is a common skin condition that affects most people at some point. It causes spots, oily skin and sometimes skin that’s hot or painful to touch.

Acne most commonly develops on the:

Face – this affects almost everyone with acne
Back – this affects more than half of people with acne
Chest – this affects about 15% of people with acne

Types of spots

There are six main types of spot caused by acne:

Blackheads – small black or yellowish bumps that develop on the skin; they’re not filled with dirt, but are black because the inner lining of the hair follicle produces pigmentation (colouring).

Whiteheads – have a similar appearance to blackheads, but may be firmer and won’t empty when squeezed.

Papules – small red bumps that may feel tender or sore.

Pustules – similar to papules, but have a white tip in the centre, caused by a build-up of pus.

Nodules – large hard lumps that build up beneath the surface of the skin and can be painful.
Cysts – the most severe type of spot caused by acne; they’re large pus-filled lumps that look similar to boils and carry the greatest risk of causing permanent scarring.

What can I do if I have acne?

These self-help techniques may be useful:

Don’t wash affected areas of skin more than twice a day. Frequent washing can irritate the skin and make symptoms worse.

Wash the affected area with a mild soap or cleanser and lukewarm water. Very hot or cold water can make acne worse.

Don’t try to “clean out” blackheads or squeeze spots. This can make them worse and cause permanent scarring.

Avoid using too much make-up and cosmetics. Use water-based products that are described as non-comedogenic (this means the product is less likely to block the pores in your skin).

Completely remove make-up before going to bed.

If dry skin is a problem, use a fragrance-free, water-based emollient.

Regular exercise can’t improve your acne, but it can boost your mood and improve your self-esteem. Shower as soon as possible once you finish exercising, as sweat can irritate your acne.

Wash your hair regularly and try to avoid letting your hair fall across your face.

Although acne can’t be cured, it can be controlled with treatment. Several creams, lotions and gels for treating spots are available at pharmacies.

If you develop acne, it’s a good idea to speak to your pharmacist for advice. Products containing a low concentration of benzoyl peroxide may be recommended – but be careful, as this can bleach clothing.

If your acne is severe or appears on your chest and back, it may need to be treated with antibiotics or stronger creams that are only available on prescription.

When to seek medical advice

Treatments can take up to three months to work, so don’t expect results overnight. Once they do start to work, the results are usually good.

Who’s affected?

Acne is very common in teenagers and younger adults. About 80% of people aged 11 to 30 are affected by acne.

Most people have acne on and off for several years before their symptoms start to improve as they get older. Acne often disappears when a person is in their mid-twenties.


Your GP can diagnose acne by looking at your skin. This involves examining your face, chest and back for the different types of spot, such as blackheads or sore, red nodules.

How many spots you have and how painful and inflamed they are will help determine how severe your acne is. This is important in planning your treatment.

Four grades can be used to measure the severity of acne:

Grade 1 (mild) – acne is mostly confined to whiteheads and blackheads, with just a few papules and pustules
Grade 2 (moderate) – there are multiple papules and pustules, which are mostly confined to the face
Grade 3 (moderately severe) – there’s a large number of papules and pustules, as well as the occasional inflamed nodule, and the back and chest are also affected by acne
Grade 4 (severe) – there’s a large number of large, painful pustules and nodules

Acne in Women

There’s a range of informally run message boards and blogs about acne on the web. You may find it supportive to read about other people’s experience of living with acne.

For example, talkhealth provides a free acne support and information community.

The Mix (formerly Get Connected) also has a website and helpline for teenagers and young people with emotional and other difficulties.

Make-up can help cover up scars and can be particularly useful for facial scars.

Camouflage make-up specially designed to cover up scars is available over the counter at pharmacies. You can also ask your GP for advice.

If you’re interested in learning more about covering a mark, scar, non-infectious skin condition or a tattoo, you can also visit the Changing Faces skin camouflage service or call 0300 012 0276.

Side Effects

Possible side effects

Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.

Stop using DUAC ONCE DAILY GEL and see a doctor straight away if you notice any of the
following serious side effects – you may need urgent medical treatment:

Signs of an allergic reaction (such as swelling of your face, eyes, lips or tongue, nettle rash or difficulty
breathing, collapse)

Severe or prolonged diarrhoea, or abdominal cramps

Severe burning, peeling, or itching

Other possible side effects:

If you notice any of these side effects, try using DUAC ONCE DAILY GEL less often, or stop using it for
one or two days and then start again.

Very common side effects

(at least 1 in 10 people are affected)
At site of application:

Skin burning sensation, peeling, itching, dry skin
Redness of your skin, especially during the first few weeks of use

These side effects are generally mild.

Common side effects

(less than 1 in 10 people are affected)


At the site of application:

Sensitivity to sunlight, skin pain
Red, itchy skin, rash (dermatitis)

Uncommon side effects

(less than 1 in 100 people affected)

At the site of application:

Tingling (paraesthesia), worsening of acne

Other side effects have occurred in a very small number of people but their exact frequency is unknown:

Allergic reactions

Inflammation of the intestine, diarrhoea, including bloody diarrhoea, stomach pain

At the site of application:

Skin reactions, discoloration of the skin

Raised itchy rash (hives)

Further Information

Further information can be found on the manufacturers
Paitient Information Leaflet and printed if required.