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Clindamycin Phosphate And Tretinoin
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Other products that have a good reputation include proactive. Also consider seeing an acupuncturist or chinese medicine doctor to balance the body. Making some diet changes can really help as well. The two togetehr may reduce or eliminate need for medication in some cases. ...Read more
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
Due to change of insurance, I can no longer afford clindamycin phosphate benzoyl peroxide gel and tretinoin cream. Is there is any compatible OCTs?
Acne: You can try Benzoyl Peroxide which is available over the counter. Two strengths are available — 5% and 10%. It comes as a face wash and topical cream. It may show effects in about 4-6 weeks, If the acne has pustular appearance then you may tray oral antibiotic as well which again is a prescription only. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Start slowly: Retin a (tretinoin) is an excellent medication for acne of all stages. However, it is almost universally drying and irritating when someone is getting started. Go very slowly and only use a "pea-size" amount to the facial skin. It should be applied at bedtime. Clindamycin is usually applied at a separate time (am) after cleansing the face. Clindamycin is more tolerable. See a dermatologist. ...Read more
Yes: You can use the two together or alternate nights. ...Read more
Every night: Use them every night after you have washed and thoroughly dried your skin. It doesn't matter which one you apply first. Generally about 1/2 g (the size of a pea) is applied to the entire face. Rub in well until each medication is fully absorbed. ...Read more
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
Depends: As a monotherapy, topical antibiotics should be applied to the affected areas twice per day. When combined with a retinoid, once per day would be adequate. Beware, rare cases of pseudomembranous colitis have been reported with topical climdamycin. ...Read more
It could: Use as directed by your doctor.Get a more detailed answer ›
Clindamycin and benz: Yes both can be used.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can't say: The prescribing doctor (could also be a DO or an RN-NP) or the dispensing pharmacist should be your first advisors in this kind of question, not a stranger online who does not know your history (like whether you have had alcohol abuse), or whether you are on other meds that might severely interact with alcohol (like flagyl/metronidazole). Also, alcohol doesn't help you fight infection or heal. ...Read more
Yes: Biore strips are fun even if they do not have much long term efficacy. Use the biore strip first to remove the excess skin cells and oil in your pores. Then apply the clindamycin, which may penetrate better without all that junk in there! For long term cleaning out the pores, you will want to get a prescription strength retinoid from your dermatologist. ...Read more
What is the best way to apply Dalacin T acne lotion (Clindamycin Phosphate) for best and quickest results?
Clindamycin: For best results, apply the clindamycin gel or lotion to clean dry skin three times a day. If you have very oily skin you might want to use an alcohol pad to clean off the excess oil before applying it. Call your prescribing provider if you find no real improvement after 4 weeks of use. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Does clindamycin phosphate gel need to be used continually or can I stop it once my folluculitis/acne clears?
Stop: You can stop, and resume use if you have a recurrence. Best to use it as little as it is needed. ...Read more
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