Clincitop Gel (Clindamycin)
What is Clincitop Gel (Clindamycin) used for?
Clincitop Gel (Clindamycin) is a topical gel which is used to treat acne. The active ingredient in this product is a type of lincomycin antibiotic, which helps to inhibit the growth of the bacteria that cause acne to occur, thereby reducing the amount of acne lesions. It can also help to reduce inflammation.
How should I use Clincitop Gel (Clindamycin)?
Clincitop Gel (Clindamycin) should be applied directly to the affected area exactly as directed by your physician. You should apply enough to cover the affected area. Your physician may advise you to apply it twice per day. It is important to note that it can take 2 to 6 weeks before you notice an improvement in your acne, and that it can sometimes take 12 weeks for the full benefits to be noticed.
What are the side effects of Clincitop Gel (Clindamycin)?
Patients using Clincitop Gel (Clindamycin) may notice:
You should consult your physician if you notice any side effects.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Clincitop Gel (Clindamycin). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.