When providing patient education to a patient prescribed clindamycin-benzoyl peroxide gel, the nurse should mention which of the following side effects?

Hair bleaching


• Benzoyl peroxide is a topical gel used to treat acne. It commonly causes photosensitivity, hair bleaching, pruritus, peeling, and irritation.

• Warts, headaches, and discolored urine are not side effects of benzoyl peroxide.

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