Cleocin Gel (Clindamycin Phosphate)

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Cleocin Gel Brand
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1%
Clindamycin Phosphate (Generic alternate to Cleocin Gel) Generic

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Cleocin Gel is a medication that contains Clindamycin phosphate 1% and is indicated for the topical treatment of acne vulgaris. It can be used to treat mild to moderate common skin conditions that cause pimples and blemishes on the face, neck, chest, and back.

Clindamycin is an antibiotic that works by stopping the growth of bacteria that causes acne. It helps to decrease the number of acne lesions and helps prevent new acne lesions from forming.

Use and Dosage

Use Cleocin Gel only on the skin. Apply a thin layer of the gel to the affected area(s) once or twice daily, as directed by your healthcare provider. Follow all directions on the product package or use as directed by your doctor. To use Clindamycin Phosphate Gel, follow the instructions provided by your healthcare provider:

  1. Wash your hands thoroughly before applying the gel to avoid introducing extra bacteria.
  2. Wash the affected area with a mild cleanser (non-soap) and water, or as directed by your healthcare provider. Pat the area dry.
  3. Apply a thin layer of gel to the entire affected area. Avoid getting the gel into your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  4. Wash your hands after applying the medication.
  5. Use the medication as directed by your healthcare provider.
  6. Store the medication at room temperature between 20°C to 25°C (68°F to 77°F) and keep away from heat and light.

Use Clindamycin Phosphate Gel exactly as prescribed by your healthcare provider and avoid using more or less of it than recommended. Additionally, do not use it for longer than prescribed, as doing so may increase the risk of developing antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Side Effects

Common Side Effects of Cleocin Gel (Clindamycin Phosphate):

  • Burning, itching, and swelling of the vagina
  • Heartburn
  • Joint pain
  • Nausea
  • Pain when swallowing
  • Thick, white vaginal discharge
  • Unpleasant or metallic taste in the mouth
  • Vomiting
  • White patches in the mouth

Serious Side Effects of Cleocin Gel (Clindamycin Phosphate):

  • Decreased urination
  • Difficulty breathing or swallowing
  • Hives
  • Hoarseness
  • Itching
  • Peeling or blistering skin
  • Rash
  • Swelling of the face, throat, tongue, lips, eyes, hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs
  • Yellowing of the skin or eyes

Forms and Strength

Cleocin Gel (Clindamycin Phosphate) is available in the following forms and strength:

Cleocin Gel: Topical Gel

  • 1%

Cautions

  • Allergic reaction: Hypersensitivity reactions, such as hives, itching, swelling, and difficulty breathing, may occur in rare cases. If you experience any of these symptoms, stop taking the medication and seek medical attention immediately.
  • Overgrowth of non-susceptible organisms: Prolonged use of Cleocin Topical Gel may result in overgrowth of non-susceptible organisms. If you notice any unusual symptoms such as diarrhea, contact your healthcare provider.
  • Liver function: Patients with severe liver disease or a history of liver problems should use Cleocin Topical Gel with caution.
  • Pregnancy and breastfeeding: There are no adequate studies in pregnant or breastfeeding women. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, consult your healthcare provider before using the medication.
  • Intestinal inflammation: There is a risk of colitis due to clindamycin use. This infection can cause diarrhea, abdominal pain, and fever.
  • Use with other topical medications: Cleocin Topical Gel is not recommended for use in combination with other topical medications, specifically other acne medications, unless instructed by your healthcare provider.
  • Sun sensitivity: Cleocin Topical Gel can cause increased skin sensitivity to sunlight, leading to sunburn and skin damage. It is recommended that you use protective clothing and sunscreen when exposed to the sun.
  • Use in pediatric patients: The safety and effectiveness of Cleocin Topical Gel have not been established in pediatric patients under the age of 12. It should be used with caution in adolescents aged 12-18.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Can Cleocin Topical Gel cause sun sensitivity?

Yes, Cleocin Topical Gel can cause increased skin sensitivity to sunlight, leading to sunburn and skin damage. Use protective clothing and sunscreen when exposed to the sun.

What should I do if I experience an allergic reaction while using Cleocin Topical Gel?

If you experience any signs of an allergic reaction, such as hives, itching, swelling, or difficulty breathing, stop taking the medication and seek medical attention immediately.

How long does it take for Cleocin Topical Gel to work?

It may take several weeks to see improvement in your acne. The duration of treatment depends on the severity of your acne and your response to the medication.

Can Cleocin Topical Gel be used in children?

The safety and effectiveness of Cleocin Topical Gel have not been established in children under the age of 12. It should be used with caution in adolescents aged 12-18.

Resources

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Additional information

Generic name:

Clindamycin Phosphate

Formulation:

Topical Gel

Strength(s):

1%

Quantities Available:

60g

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