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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Product Description

  1. Introduction: What is Duac Once Daily Gel?
  2. Why Choose My Pharmacy for Duac Gel?
  3. How Does Duac Spot Cream Work?
  4. How to Properly Use Duac Once Daily Gel
  5. Key Ingredients in Duac Gel
  6. Understanding the Results and Reviews
  7. Alternatives to Duac Gel
  8. Important Safety Information
  9. Frequently Asked Questions
  10. Summary and Conclusion

Introduction: What is Duac Once Daily Gel?

Duac Once Daily Gel is a highly effective topical treatment for mild to moderate acne. Comprising two primary active ingredients—clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide—this antibacterial gel treats existing acne while preventing future breakouts. In this comprehensive guide, you will learn about the science behind Duac Once Daily Gel, how to use it effectively, and how it can transform your skincare routine.


Why Choose My Pharmacy for Duac Gel?

At My Pharmacy, we strive to be your first choice for online prescription medications in the UK. We provide a hassle-free online consultation service to acquire a prescription for Duac Once Daily Gel, along with next-day delivery in secure and discreet packaging. You can trust us for a smooth and reliable experience.


How Does Duac Spot Cream Work?

Duac spot cream operates as an antibacterial medication containing clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide. Clindamycin acts as an antibiotic that prevents acne-causing bacteria from multiplying, while benzoyl peroxide helps eliminate blackheads and whiteheads. The two medicines synergize to treat and reduce the number of red and inflamed acne spots. Learn more about the effective treatment of acne in this NetDoctor article.


How to Properly Use Duac Once Daily Gel

This section provides a quick guide on the proper application of Duac Once Daily Gel. For complete instructions, consult the patient information leaflet or speak to your pharmacist.

Steps to Apply Duac Gel:

  1. Remove all makeup from your face.
  2. Gently wash and rinse the affected area, then pat dry.
  3. Use your fingertips to apply a thin layer of gel on the affected skin.
  4. Ensure even coverage by applying the gel to all acne-prone areas.
  5. Use a measured amount: for the face alone, a fingertip-length should suffice.
  6. If experiencing dryness, consider using an oil-free, hypoallergenic moisturiser.
  7. Always wash your hands after application.


Key Ingredients in Duac Gel

The active ingredients in Duac Once Daily Gel are clindamycin phosphate and benzoyl peroxide. The latter is a keratolytic that breaks down keratin, assisting in the removal of blackheads and whiteheads. For an in-depth discussion about benzoyl peroxide and its benefits, visit the NHS Benzoyl Peroxide Acne Cream page.


Understanding the Results and Reviews

For most users, Duac Once Daily Gel offers promising results, effectively clearing up acne. However, it may take four to five months to observe significant improvements. Here is a Duac Once Daily Gel review taken from drugs.com:

Duac Gel Testimonial:

“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.”


Special Precautions

  • Skin Sensitivity: Some users may experience skin sensitivity. Conduct a patch test before using the gel regularly.
  • Contraindications: Do not use Duac Gel if you have a history of allergic reactions to benzoyl peroxide or clindamycin.
  • Interactions: Inform your healthcare provider about any other medications you may be taking, including over-the-counter medications and supplements.


Alternatives to Duac Gel

If you’re looking for other options, My Pharmacy offers a variety of acne treatments including but not limited to:


Important Safety Information

Before using Duac Once Daily Gel, be aware of the following:

  • Benzoyl peroxide may increase skin sensitivity to sunlight.
  • Be cautious to avoid contact with colored fabric as it may bleach them.
  • If you experience severe or bloody diarrhea, consult your doctor immediately.

For more details, see the Duac Once Daily Gel Patient Information Leaflet.


Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is Duac Gel Suitable for All Ages?
    Duac Gel is appropriate for adults and children over the age of 12.
  • Can I use Duac Gel while Pregnant or Breastfeeding?
    Consult your doctor for tailored advice.
  • Is Duac Gel available without a prescription?

No, Duac Gel is a prescription-only medication.


  • How long does it take to see results?

Results may vary, but most people notice improvements within four to five months of consistent use.


  • What should I do if I experience side effects?

If you experience side effects, consult your healthcare provider for advice on whether to continue the treatment.


Summary and Conclusion

Duac Once Daily Gel is a powerful, prescription-only acne treatment. It’s formulated with clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide, targeting acne at its root while minimizing future breakouts. My Pharmacy offers a convenient and confidential online consultation service to acquire your prescription, making your journey to clear skin easier than ever.

For a video guide on how online pharmacies work, watch this Youtube video.

Upgrade your skincare routine today with Duac Once Daily Gel from My Pharmacy.



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.