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prescribed clindamycin ph. 1% lotion & tretinoin .025% for acne but appears to be getting worse. do generic brands work? acne only on forehead & chin

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Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
Generic meds ok,: Acne Rx takes time to work and often the full benefit of the medication isn't seen for about 2-3 months. If you have just started Rx, I recommend giving it more time. If significantly worse, please contact the doctor that gave you the Rx. Additon of oral meds for a short time my get you through this period.
Dr. Natalie Geary
Pediatrics 30 years experience
Acne: those are strong medications. Try proactive but definitely follow up with your dermatologist

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