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A 25-year-old female asked:

How long is it safe to use clindamycin, topically?

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Dr. Kathleen Mullane
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Acne antibiotics: Topical Clindamycin is used when acne is not controlled by standard care with benzoyl peroxide/salacylic acid or other otc products used religiously. It should be used in conjunction with other therapies. Unlike systemic antibiotics little is absorbed. The only limit for use is: toxicities (rash, diarrhea, c diff), inefficacy/resistance, resolution of acne.
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