clindamycin phosphate

clindamycin phosphate

Used for Acne

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clindamycin phosphate Uses, Side Effects, Interactions, Warnings & Dosing

What dosages is clindamycin phosphate available in?

What dosages is clindamycin phosphate available in?

clindamycin phosphate is available as a 1% topical gel.

What is clindamycin phosphate used for?

What is clindamycin phosphate used for?

clindamycin phosphate is a lincosamide antibiotic and is used to treat acne.

How does clindamycin phosphate work?

How does clindamycin phosphate work?

clindamycin phosphate is an antibiotic. It treats acne by stopping acne-causing bacteria from growing and reproducing.

How do I take clindamycin phosphate?

How do I take clindamycin phosphate?

Apply a thin layer one to two times a day on the skin where acne appears. Use enough to cover the entire affected area lightly.

Is it safe for me to take clindamycin phosphate?

Is it safe for me to take clindamycin phosphate?

clindamycin phosphate 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 use this medication if you have a history of hypersensitivity to preparations containing clindamycin or lincomycin, a history of regional enteritis or ulcerative colitis, or a history of
antibiotic-associated colitis.

clindamycin phosphate Common Side Effects

clindamycin phosphate Common Side Effects

Common side effects of clindamycin phosphate:

  • Skin irritation
  • Dryness
  • Redness
  • Peeling
  • Burning
  • Oily skin
  • Skin that’s sensitive to the sun
clindamycin phosphate Serious Side Effects

clindamycin phosphate Serious Side Effects

Serious side effects are rare with clindamycin phosphate. Contact your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any of the following.

  • Allergic reaction
  • Severe diarrhea or stomach discomfort
Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on clindamycin phosphate

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

The following medications may interact with clindamycin phosphate:

  • Clindamycin has been shown to have neuromuscular blocking properties that may enhance the action of other neuromuscular blocking agents. Therefore, it should be used with caution in patients receiving such agents
Who makes clindamycin phosphate?

Who makes clindamycin phosphate?

Various FDA-approved generic manufacturers

Is clindamycin phosphate safe in pregnancy?

Is clindamycin phosphate safe in pregnancy?

It is not known if clindamycin phosphate will harm your unborn baby. You and your healthcare provider will have to decide if you should take clindamycin phosphate while you are pregnant.


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