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Duac gel is a topical antibiotic anti-acne medication that is effective at reducing blackheads, whiteheads and red...
Duac gel is a topical antibiotic anti-acne medication that is effective at reducing blackheads, whiteheads and red inflamed spots. Contains benzoyl peroxide 3% clindamycin 1%.
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Description of Duac Gel
What is Duac Gel?
Duac gel is a topical medication used to treat mild to moderate acne vulgaris in adults and adolescents over 12.
How does it work?
Duac gel contains the ingredients clindamycin and benzol peroxide which are known as anti-acne preparations. The ingredients work to reduce the production of the chemical sebum which clogs pores. Often these pores have an oil build-up and become blackheads. Duac gel works to ensure the blackheads don't become infected and turn into acne.
Is Duac Gel right for me?
Duac gel is suitable for the face and other parts of the body where acne may appear. If you have mild to moderate acne, Dual gel may be right for you. Duac Gel is not suitable if:
- you are allergic to ingredients in the gel such as benzoyl peroxide, lincomycin and clindamycin.
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Dosage of Duac Gel
Commonly Used Dosage Guidelines for Duac Gel
Apply to clean and dry skin. Apply thinly at bedtime to affected area. Wash hands after use.
Disclaimer: This website does not provide medical advice.No information listed on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment before undergoing a new health care regimen, and never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.
Side Effects of Duac Gel
All medications can cause potential side effects, below we have listed some potential side effects, however these do not always occur.
- Peeling or itching skin
- Dry or redness of the skin
- Sensitivity to sunlight
- Skin pain
- Rash (dermatitis)
Disclaimer: This website does not constitute as medical advice, you should also consult with a doctor before taking medication. If you experience any major reactions to any medication you are taking, you must seek immediate medical attention.
Delivery of Duac Gel
Next Day Delivery Guarantee
All orders placed before 14:00 on weekdays will be delivered the next working day. For the majority of the UK, medication will be dispatched by Royal Mail, Monday to Friday, if ordered before 14:00. Dispatches are sent using Royal Mail's Next-Day Tracked 24 Hour service. We will email you tracking information directly and you should receive your order the day after dispatch.
Our Discreet Packaging Promise
We know that many of our customers turn to us when they need personal medication, preferring to use our online service rather than shopping for the product face to face. That is why our delivery is always discreetly packaged in plain brown boxes or envelopes. You will not have to worry about any content descriptions, and the package will be for your eyes only!
How to use of Duac Gel?
Always use Duac Gel exactly as prescribed by your doctor or as advised by the pharmacist.
Duac Gel use is not recommended for children under 12 years of age.
- Wash thoroughly with warm warm and gently pat dry your skin, removing any make-up or products on the skin.
- Apply a thin layer of Duac Gel on the affected area with acne.
- If applying on face, only use the recommended amount of a 'finger tip' (from the finger tip reaching the first crease on the finger).
- If applying on face and back, you are able to use a total of two and half 'finger tips' or as recommended by provider.
- After using Duac Gel, wash your hands properly.
- If excessive drying occurs, use oil-free moisturiser (fragrance free and hypoallergenic), use Duac Gel less frequently or stop using the gel and consult with your doctor.
If unsure of how to use Duac Gel or if you have further questions, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Warnings and Precautious of of Duac Gel
Duac Gel may not be safe if used with certain medications or recreational drugs. Please inform the prescriber if you are taking any of the listed medications.
DO NOT use Duac Gel if you are taking or using:
- Other medication or treatments for acne such as antibiotics used on the skin
- Soaps and cleansers containing medication or considered abrasive
- products with strong drying effect
- products containing excessive amounts of ‘astringents’ or alcohol
The above-listed warnings are not exhaustive, please consult a doctor, pharmacist or nurse if you have further questions on the use of this medication or potential interactions with other medicines.
Duac Gel Patient Leaflet
Duac Gel Additional Information
This is a mediation used to treat mild to moderate acne and is a suitable option for those who are unable to take oral tablets to treat their acne.
This is a quick process and should only take 1 - 2 minutes. All of your answers are confidential, and just like a GP consultation, you will know what treatment is most suitable for you instantly upon completion.
Once you have completed the quick online form, select the treatment option most suitable to you and checkout securely.
A medical professional will review your answers to the online medical consultation and determine if it’s safe to prescribe and what treatments are available.
Buy Duac Gel Online
Please note the information below is intended for general knowledge, please read the patient information leaflet and/or the information provided by a healthcare professional for more specific guidance. This information should not substitute medical advice.
You can buy Duac Gel online from our UK-registered online pharmacy partners. Complete an online consultation form and our system will show you if you are eligible to purchase Duac Gel online. Our pharmacists will then review your order of Duac Gel and dispatch it discreetly to your address.
How to buy Duac Gel online?
You can buy Duac Gel by following the following steps.
- Fill out our online consultation form
- If you are eligible to purchase Duac Gel you will be shown it as one of your treatment options
- Pay online and receive your order to the comfort of your chosen address
Can I get Duac Gel on the NHS?
Whether or not you can get Duac Gel on the NHS is dependent on your local guidelines and eligibility status. It is best to contact your local GP service if you are unsure of whether you can get Duac Gel from the NHS.
Can you get Duac Gel over the counter?
No, you can’t get Duac Gel over the counter without a prescription or consultation. Duac Gel is a regulated medication so all purchases need to have a prescription and/or suitable consultation form completed.
Can I buy Duac Gel online even if I have never taken it before?
A prescribing pharmacist will need to review your consultation form before the medication can be dispatched. One of our partner prescribing pharmacists will review the consultation form and will decide if you are eligible to buy Duac Gel.
Is Duac Gel safe?
If you have been prescribed Duac Gel then it is at the discretion of the prescriber.
However, all medications can potentially have adverse effects and should be taken exactly as prescribed. If you experience any side effects when taking Duac Gel then you should contact a doctor immediately.
Are there any foods that should be avoided when taking Duac Gel?
We recommend you read the patient information leaflet for this product thoroughly before taking the treatment. This is essential to understanding any interactions that can occur and to take the medication safely.
Can I buy Duac Gel from Boots?
It is generally possible to purchase medication, including Duac Gel, from UK pharmacies like Boots. However, I recommend checking the Boots website or contacting Boots directly for the most current and accurate information. Remember to consult with a healthcare professional before starting any new medication.
Can I buy Duac Gel from Superdrug?
If you would like to buy Duac Gel, you will need to check availability on the Superdrug website.
Can I buy Duac Gel from Amazon?
Amazon does not sell medication such as Duac Gel, as they are not a pharmacy service provider. Always check with Amazon to see what they sell.
How long does Duac Gel take to work?
The time it takes for a Duac Gel to work can vary greatly depending on several factors, such as the strength, the individual's age, weight, and overall health, as well as any potential interactions with other medications or substances. Generally, the effects of Duac Gel may be noticeable within the time frame outlined by the prescribing pharmacist. It is important to follow the prescribed dosage and instructions provided by your healthcare professional, and to consult them if you have any concerns or questions about the medication's efficacy or possible side effects.
How effective is Duac Gel?
The effectiveness of Duac Gel can vary significantly depending on various factors, such as the dosage, the condition being treated, the individual's age, weight, and overall health, as well as the presence of any other medications or substances that might interact with it. While some medications may be highly effective for certain individuals and conditions, others might experience a lesser degree of benefit or may require adjustments to the dosage or additional treatments to achieve the desired results.
What are the risks of taking Duac Gel?
At Welzo, we are dedicated to providing our customers with accurate and comprehensive information about medications. We believe that understanding the potential risks and side effects associated with a medication is essential for making informed decisions about your health. This guide outlines some general considerations for assessing the risks of medication and includes references to the National Health Service (NHS) for further information.
- Read the Patient Information Leaflet (PIL): Every medication comes with a Patient Information Leaflet, which provides essential details about the drug, its uses, and potential side effects. Be sure to read this leaflet carefully before starting any new medication. The Electronic medicines compendium has a list of patient leaflets. you can visit by heading to medicines.org
- Be aware of potential side effects: All medications have the potential to cause side effects, ranging from mild and short-lived symptoms to more serious, long-lasting issues. It's important to understand the possible side effects of a medication and how to manage them. The NHS has a helpful resource on managing medication side effects, while also speaking to a healthcare professional is important in understanding any potential risks of taking Duac Gel.
- Interactions with other medications: Some medications may interact with others, leading to increased side effects or reduced effectiveness. Make sure to inform your healthcare professional about all the medications and supplements you are currently taking. The NHS offers a useful tool for checking potential drug interactions here.
- Contraindications and precautions: Certain medical conditions or factors may make it unsafe for you to take a particular medication. Before starting any new medication, inform your healthcare professional about your medical history and any current health issues. The NHS provides more information about contraindications and precautions here.
- Appropriate use and dosage: It's crucial to follow the prescribed dosage and instructions for taking a medication to ensure its effectiveness and minimise the risk of side effects. The NHS has a useful guide on using medicines safely here.
- Monitoring and follow-up: Some medications require regular monitoring or follow-up appointments with your healthcare professional to ensure their safety and effectiveness. Be sure to schedule and attend these appointments as needed.
Can I buy Duac Gel in the UK?
Yes, you can buy Duac Gel in the UK with a valid prescription and or consultation form. Duac Gel is available in the UK for purchase from local pharmacies with a valid prescription and or consultation and to purchase from Welzo if in stock. It is imperative that you ensure that the pharmacy you are buying the products from is licensed and registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC).
Where can I buy Duac Gel?
You can buy Duac Gel online from Welzo.com upon completion of a consultation form and a free review from a prescribing pharmacist.
Are Duac Gel users satisfied with the product?
We have a list of reviews from customers taking Duac Gel at the bottom of this page. For more information of the reviews of Duac Gel head over to drugs.com for further details.
Can I buy Duac Gel from an online pharmacy?
Yes, you can purchase Duac Gel from an online pharmacy. However, this is dependent on your eligibility for the medication.
How much does Duac Gel cost?
The costs of Duac Gel are listed at the top of the page. Pricing is provided as a reference as treatment options will be shown upon completing the consultation form.
What does Duac Gel do?
Duac Gel is a topical gel that contains two active ingredients: clindamycin phosphate and benzoyl peroxide. Clindamycin phosphate is an antibiotic that kills the bacteria that cause acne. Benzoyl peroxide helps to reduce the redness and inflammation of acne.
How can I buy Duac Gel?
Duac Gel is a prescription medication and must be prescribed by a healthcare provider. It is not available for purchase over the counter.
Is this medication suitable for me?
Please get in touch with a doctor if you are unsure what medication is suitable for you. You can also complete our online consultation form to check your eligibility for the product.
How is the medication delivered?
All orders placed before 14:00 from Monday to Friday will be dispatched that day. The orders are sent using 24 Hour Tracked delivery provided by Royal Mail. Items will usually arrive the very next day after the order has been placed. We also provide tracking for your orders to check the status and location of your parcel. All our medication is packaged in plain confidential padded white or brown envelopes. This ensures that your orders are discreet, and the content of the orders will be for your eyes only.
Is Duac Gel good for acne?
Duac Gel is indicated for the topical treatment of acne vulgaris. It is applied once or twice daily to the affected areas of the skin. The gel should be gently rubbed into the skin and should not be applied to broken or irritated skin.
Who can take Duac Gel?
Duac Gel is not suitable for use in children under the age of 12 years. It should not be used by pregnant or breastfeeding women unless the potential benefits outweigh the risks.
How do I order my medication?
Some products only require an online consultation which approximately takes 1 minute to complete, enabling you to then buy the product. Other products will also require a prescription; in this case, you will need to complete the online consultation, and then one of our partner pharmacy prescribers or doctors will review the online consultation questions and approve the order for delivery if you are eligible to purchase the item.
Can I cancel or return my order?
For non-medicinal products, you are eligible to return the product within 14 days of receipt in the same packaging you received. For medicinal products, you are eligible to cancel the order only until it has been dispatched. From that point forward, you are no longer eligible to return the order.
You have the right to cancel your order for medication up to the point when your medication is dispatched.
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