How Acanya works

Acanya is a prescription medicine used on the skin (topical) to treat acne vulgaris in people 12 years and older. Acanya contains two active medicines: clindamycin phosphate and benzoyl peroxide.

Do not get ACANYA GEL in your mouth, eyes or vagina, or on your lips. It is not known whether ACANYA GEL is safe and effective for use longer than 12 weeks or in children under 12 years of age.

The 2-in-1 ACTION of Acanya

See the table below to see how the unique combination of ingredients in Acanya works to fight acne.

peroxide, 2.5%
phosphate, 1.2%
  • Potent antimicrobial
  • Kills P. acnes bacteria that lead to inflammation
  • Reduces comedo (plugged follicles that can lead to acne) formation
  • Antibiotic
  • Reduces levels of P. acnes and decreases inflammation (swelling)

Next: Clinical Proof

Do not use Acanya Gel if you have: Crohn's Disease, ulcerative colitis, had inflammation of the colon (colitis), or severe diarrhea with past antibiotic use. Talk to your doctor if you are not sure if you have one of these conditions.