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Used for Acne

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Updated on 24 Apr 2024

Learn more about clindamycin

What dosages is clindamycin available in?

What dosages is clindamycin available in?

clindamycin is available as a topical gel that contains clindamycin 1% and benzoyl peroxide 5%.

What is clindamycin used for?

What is clindamycin used for?

clindamycin is a combination of two medications that are applied to the skin to treat acne.

How does clindamycin work?

How does clindamycin work?

clindamycin contains clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide. Clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide are both antibiotics that work together to stop the growth of acne-causing bacteria. Benzoyl peroxide also helps remove old skin by causing skin to shed and peel, which is good for clearing up acne.

How do I take clindamycin?

How do I take clindamycin?

clindamycin is typically applied as a pea-sized amount to the affected area(s) on the face once daily.

Is it safe for me to take clindamycin?

Is it safe for me to take clindamycin?

clindamycin is a safe and effective treatment when used for FDA licensed indications. However, like all medications, they may give you unwanted side effects. You should always discuss potential side effects with your physician to ensure the medication is suitable and right for you. You should not take this medication if you have a known hypersensitivity to any of its components or to lincomycin. It is also contraindicated in those having a history of regional enteritis, ulcerative colitis, or antibiotic-associated
colitis.

clindamycin Common Side Effects

clindamycin Common Side Effects

Common side effects of clindamycin:

  • Pain at site of application
  • Skin shedding
  • Skin irritation and redness
clindamycin Serious Side Effects

clindamycin Serious Side Effects

Serious side effects are rare with clindamycin. Contact your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any of the following. Inflammation of your large intestine: diarrhea that does not go away, especially if it is bloody, severe stomach cramps

Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on clindamycin

Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on clindamycin

The following medications may interact with clindamycin:

  • Aminolevulinic acid, porfimer, and verteporfin – May increase photosensitivity and toxicity
Who makes clindamycin?

Who makes clindamycin?

Various FDA-approved generic manufacturers

Is clindamycin safe in pregnancy?

Is clindamycin safe in pregnancy?

It is not known if clindamycin will harm your unborn baby. If you become pregnant while receiving clindamycin, talk to your healthcare provider.

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