A member asked:

Is clindamycin phosphate lotion safe for me to use when i have crohns? i read online its not safe, even topical use. this medicine is for random acne that appeared. 29yr male?

A doctor has provided 1 answer

No real evidence that it’s bad. The systemic form (IV or oral) often causes stomach upset and, uncommonly, may cause a diarrheal condition termed C. Difficile colitis. However, no evidence that either systemic form exacerbates Crohn’s. The warning about the topical form is simply extrapolated from the IV/oral forms without any direct proof. Of course, absence of proof is not proof of absence!

Answered 5/31/2021



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