Clindamycin Topical Gel
Also known as: Clindagel, ClindaMax, Clindesse, Evoclin, Clinda-Derm, Cleocin, ClindaReach
Active ingredient: Clindamycin
Product Code: PR10435
What is this drug?
Clindamycin topical gel is a topical anti-infective used to treat acne on the face, back and chest. It is also available as Clindamax and Cleocin T. Clindamycin topical comes in forms of gel, lotion and solutions.
Classification and Mechanism of Action
Clindamycin is a Lincomycin antibacterial. It acts on the bacteria present in the comedones of the acne. It has a bacteriostatic effect and it stops the growth of the bacteria and treating acne. It also reduces the free fatty acids in the skin which clog pores. It removes excess oil and dirt and cleans pores.
Looking after your drug
Store it in a cool and dry place away from the reach of children.
How to take the medication?
It is to be applied on external skin only. Apply a small amount directly on the affected skin. Clean the skin before applying the medicine. It works best if applied at the same time every day.
Apply to the affected area twice a day.
Do not swallow. In case of accidental swallowing seek medical help immediately.
If it is time for your next dose then skip the missed dose or else take it as soon as you remember. Do not double dose.
Warnings and Precautions
Use with caution in elderly, pregnant and lactating women. Do not use in children below 6 years of age. Do not use in abdomen disorders. It reacts with erythromycin.
Possible Side Effects
· Itchy, dry or red skin
· Burning or stinging on the skin
· Oily skin
· Abdominal cramps, bloating, diarrhoea
When Generic Clindamycin Topical Gel should not be used?
Do not use in Crohn’s disease, antibiotic induced colitis, other forms of colitis. Do not use if you are allergic to the drug.
How long should you take Generic Clindamycin Topical Gel?
As long as prescribed.