Clindamycin is an antibiotic Cleocin 1% gel contains Clindamycin phosphate which is an antibiotic that fights bacteria. Target bacteria are responsible for formation of acne and comedones. It is used to treat acne vulgaris.
DirectionsTake exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Apply once daily on affected areas of the skin which were cleaned and dried. Don’t swallow the gel. Use about the same time each day. Do not exceed the recommended dosage.
Antibiotic medicines can cause diarrhea, which may be a sign of a new infection. If you have diarrhea that is watery or bloody, stop taking clindamycin and call your doctor. Do not use anti-diarrhea medicine unless your doctor tells you to.
Do not use this medication if you are allergic to clindamycin or lincomycin. Before using clindamycin, tell your doctor if you have kidney and liver illness, an intestinal disorder such as colitis, enteritis, or Crohn's disease. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment.
Possible side effects
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction, diarrhea, bloody diarrhea, sickness, retching, decreased micturition, jaundice, vaginal itching, pain in stomach (pseudomembranous colitis).
There may be other drugs that can interact with clindamycin, for example lincomycin and erythromycin. Clindamycin can have neuromuscular blocking properties and increase effects of other neuromuscular blocking drugs. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor. If you need surgery, tell the surgeon ahead of time that you are using clindamycin.
Take the missed dose as soon as possible. Skip the missed dose if it is time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
Overdose symptoms may cause sickness, retching and diarrhea. Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine.
Store your medicines at room temperature between 59-77 degrees F (15-25 degrees C). Store away from moisture and light. Keep it out of the reach of children and away from pets.
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