Clindamycin phosphate gel is a topical antibiotic that decreases the number of acne lesions, pimples, and comedones. It works by killing the bacteria that cause acne.
Clindamycin is super easy to use!
Simply clean it with a gentle soap the affected area and make sure to completely dry it.
Then, apply a small amount of the gel/lotion/foam on the treated area, rubbing it in gently on the skin before bedtime.
Clindamycin phosphate lotion contains cetostearyl alcohol (2.5%); glycerin; glyceryl stearate SE (with potassium monostearate); isostearyl alcohol (2.5%); methylparaben (0.3%); sodium lauroyl sarcosinate; stearic acid; and purified water.
The risks are very low, but some women have experienced unwanted side effects when using Clindamycin phosphate. Minor ones include skin dryness, itching, redness, mild burning, or worsening of acne. Those effects will decrease with continued use of the medication.
If you experience blistering, severe burning/swelling of the skin, eye redness and watering (conjunctivitis), eyelid swelling, or skin discoloration, STOP the medication and tell your doctor immediately. Also, rarely this medication can cause discoloration of the skin. Dark-skinned people may notice a lightening in skin color in the area where you use this medication.
The chances of serious side effects are extremely unlikely, but STOP the medication and seek immediate medical attention (call 911 or go to the ER) if you experience any of the following symptoms: severe dizziness, rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), trouble breathing.
If you have ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, or other intestinal inflammatory conditions \, make sure you tell your doctor about your medical history before using Clindamycin. Consult your doctor if significant diarrhea occurs.
In some people, Clindamycin can cause an allergic reaction or anaphylaxis. Please consult your doctor if you are experiencing itching, difficulty breathing, difficulty swallowing or swelling in your hands, face, or mouth. Similarly, if you experience serious symptoms, including blisters, peeling, itching, rashes, ulcers, or sores, please stop the Clindamycin and call your doctor.
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Clindamycin Gel is used to stop bacteria from growing and are prescribed to help treat mild to severe acne. It also helps with decreasing inflammation.
First, clean the acne-affected area with a gentle soap and make sure it is completely dry. Apply a small amount of the clindamycin gel or lotion on the treated area, rubbing it in gently on the skin before bedtime.
Check with your insurance plan if you intend to use your insurance to cover the medication. In contrast, if you pay out of pocket, the 30-gram tube costs approximately $25, and the 60-gram tube costs $47.60.
If any side effect is experienced while using clindamycin lotion or gel, they should go away after stopping its use. Always contact your doctor if you experience any side effects. And call 911 or go to the ER if you experience any difficulty breathing, itchy rash, etc.
Clindamycin topical lotion is used to stop bacteria from growing and is prescribed to help treat mild to severe acne. It also helps decrease inflammation (redness around the acne lesions).
Clindamycin by mouth or intravenously is also used to treat other infections in internal organs, female reproductive organs, and lungs.
You can get Clindamycin Phosphate Topical gel pretty much at any pharmacy but you will need a prescription for it because it is only sold under prescription in the USA. Pandia Health’s expert doctors are happy to help you get a prescription for the most suitable acne treatment for you.
Yes! If you are at least 12 years old, you can effectively help treat acne by applying a thin film of Clindamycin gel or applying Clindamycin lotion onto the affected areas. Always follow your doctor’s instructions explicitly for you.
You should take Clindamycin as soon as possible after a missed dose. However, if your next dose is approaching, skipping the first dose and continuing, as usual, the next day is okay. Never take Clindamycin in two doses at the same time. Just resume your regular schedule for taking Clindamycin topical gel, foam, lotion.