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Clindamycin (Definition)

Part of the lincoside family. It has good gram positive an anaerobic coverage, but its association with the development of clostridium difficile infection has limited its use. It is used in certain drug allergy situations where staph, strep, pneumococcal, and anaerobic organisms. Its use in MRSA infections is spotty. It is a bacteriostatic drug that works ...Read more


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Is it possible that adapalene + clindamycin phosphate gel deriva c be used only in mornings?

Is it possible that adapalene + clindamycin phosphate gel deriva c be used only in mornings?

Less effective: The produce when used at night has better absorption and less interaction with sunlight. ...Read more

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My Adapalene gel and Clindamycin Phosphate gel both expired January 2014, can I still use them?

My Adapalene gel and Clindamycin Phosphate gel both expired January 2014, can I still use them?

Acne: Not that it would cause harm, but it might lose its effectiveness. You should get a new one. ...Read more

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How to use adapalene and clindamycin phosphate gel for acne?

How to use adapalene and clindamycin phosphate gel for acne?

Adapalene: Apply a small amount at bedtime to entire area of acne. Not eyelids or lips OK to skip some nights if irritation. Do you have. 1%? . 3%? With prolonged use it is better tolerated and more effective. Clindamycin may be a waste of money. Benzoyl peroxide OTC is cheaper and more effective. Use a tiny amount in AM. OK to use moisturizer if dry skin. Keep off colored fabrics: will bleach colors.. ...Read more

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I have been applying clindamycin phosphate gel USP and microspheres adapalene gel for the pimples and scars on my face since a long time. Is that fine?

Good start: It will not touch the scars, and if you do not have full relief, add topical benzoyl peroxide, a systemic antibiotic, or conisder one of the big guns that only a dermatologist can prescribe. If you acne scars are relatively mild, consider keeping them -- several hollywood male leads have done this to "look tough." glad you are getting treated. ...Read more

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Can adapalene + clindamycin phosphate gel deriva c get rid of scars?

No: Clindamycin is an antibiotic no scar aide.Adapalene is a Retin-A derative that will control acne and help reduce fine wrinkles. The effects on scars will be minimal at best.
Scars require deep therapy such as fractionated co2 lasers, resurfacing lasers and deep chemical peels applied by properly trained physicians ...Read more

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How does adapalene and clindamycin phosphate gel work on acne/?

Several ways: Adapalene suppresses the sebaceous glands that nourish the bacteria, and Clindamycin suppresses the bacteria themselves. There's additional minor mechanisms. ...Read more

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How to use and how effective is adapalene and clindamycin phosphate gel for mild acne?

How to use and how effective is adapalene and clindamycin phosphate gel for mild acne?

Take as directed: Both adapalene & clindamycin are approved for use to treat acne. There are many options available so work closely w/your Family Doc & Dermatologist. Check out https://www. Aad. Org/public/diseases/acne-and-rosacea/acne & http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/acne/basics/treatment/con-20020580 for more info. ...Read more

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Hi doctor. I have acne scars on my face, some severe and some moderate. I am using adapalene and clindamycin phosphate gel and benzoyl peroxide as fac?

Hi doctor. I have acne scars on my face, some severe and some moderate. I am using adapalene and clindamycin phosphate gel and benzoyl peroxide as fac?

Acne: You are on appropriate therapy. Some individuals use isotretinoins, or use laser treatment

http://www. Webmd. Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/features/acne-right-treatment? Page=4

f/u with your doctor. ...Read more

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When pregnant is topical clindamycin phosphate 1% ok? Topical differin (adapalene)?

Yes: Most topical medications are not absorbed in enough amount to affect a fetus. That said, these two are ok during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Are topical clindamycin phosphate 1% & differin (adapalene) safe to use whil pregnant?

Would not recommend: It would be advisable to stay away from any form of Retin-A retinol differin (adapalene) or Avage during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Side effects from using differin (adapalene) & clindamycin phosphate for acne?

Side effects from using differin (adapalene) & clindamycin phosphate for acne?

Not much.: Most commonly feel dry, irrtating and itchy and see peeling, but not everybody. I would not categorize them as side effects. They are natural consequences of using the medicines. ...Read more

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While pregnant is it safe to use clindamycin phosphate 2% topically? Is topical differin (adapalene) safe while pregnant?

It is safe.: Yes. It is safe to use Clindamycin topical. It is also safe to use differin (adapalene), (adapalene) even though drug info suggests "precautious, category-c for pregnancy". Just use common sense, how likely it would be that differin (adapalene) being absorbed through skin and causing systemic (side) effect? None ever reported. ...Read more

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Clindamycin phosphate topical gel; side effects?

Clindamycin phosphate topical gel; side effects?

Acne treatment: Can produce redness, itchiness, dryness and peeling of skin. Small amounts may be absorbed through the skin raising the possible overgrowth and secondary colitis by clostridium difficile. Allergic reactions, as with any drug may also occur. ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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How should I apply the clindamycin phosphate topical gel 1% and how much should I use?

Thin layer: If you apply a thin layer than the active ingredient will get to your skin and start working. If you apply a thick layer the vehicle which is the cream with out the medication will stop that active ingredient from getting to the skin. Put it on your skin at bedtime so you will not get a sunburn. ...Read more

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My 15 year son was prescribed clindamycin phosphate gel 1% for acne three months ago. It worked well but suddenly does not work anymore. Why?

My 15 year son was prescribed clindamycin phosphate gel 1% for acne three months ago. It worked well but suddenly does not work anymore. Why?

That's common: Nobody knows why though resistance may be part of the picture, or his testosterone surge may be getting even greater. There are a variety of meds for acne; topical spironolactone is a little-known option. I'm glad you're concerned, and if junior needs Isotretinoin after he's gotten his full growth, please consider it. ...Read more

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I am using a prescription Clindamycin Phosphate gel, and was told to use with a BPO wash. Will Salycylic Acid work as effectively or should I use BPO?

I am using a prescription Clindamycin Phosphate gel, and was told to use with a BPO wash. Will Salycylic Acid work as effectively or should I use BPO?

Both can work: It depends on your skin sensitivity but BPO is typically Rx'd with clindamycin and can work well together. Sometimes it can be too irritating and salicylic acid can also help. If you have a sal acid wash try it for a few weeks and see how you do and can switch if you need to. ...Read more

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Does clindamycin phosphate gel fade acne marks?

No: It will help keep you from getting new lesions. It is best used in conjunction with benzoyl peroxide. Your physician is your best guide. ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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Can I use both retin-a and clindamycin phosphate gel at night? If so, how?

Yes: You can apply one first and then the other. It doens't matter in which order you apply them. Generally you should apply about a pea size to the entire face. ...Read more

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