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A 20-year-old male asked about a female:

Is it safe to use clindamycin phosphate gel usp for moderate blackheads ?

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Dr. Donald Shenenberger
Dermatology 25 years experience
Yes....but: If you have blackheads (also called open comedones) then the better treatment would be something like Retin-A (tretinoin). Benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid products can also help with blackheads and are usually available over the counter. If you are in india i imagine a great deal of medicines are available at your local pharmacy.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

What if clindamycin phosphate gel USP 1% doesn't work?

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Dr. Charles Hamby
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Lots of alternatives: Lots of alternatives for treating acne. Does take sustained use and time for the clinda. to work. Depends also on extent and location of acne. Should talk w/ your pcp or dermatologist after giving this drug some time about next, more aggressive steps. Some of the more 'intense' medicines, however, do come with side effects that may worse than the cure.

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Last updated Dec 22, 2020

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