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Doctor insights on: Clindamycin Phosphate And Tretinoin

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Does clindamycin phosphate with retin a (tretinoin) 0.1 work?

Does clindamycin phosphate with retin a (tretinoin) 0.1 work?

Yes: It works for many.
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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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Due to change of insurance, I can no longer afford clindamycin phosphate benzoyl peroxide gel and tretinoin cream. Is there is any compatible OCTs?

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 more

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How do you use tretinoin cream (retina-a) and clindamycin phosphate lotion?

How do you use tretinoin cream (retina-a) and clindamycin phosphate lotion?

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

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When and how should you use retin-a micro and clindamycin phosphate gel?

When and how should you use retin-a micro and clindamycin phosphate gel?

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

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

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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What are the directions for clindamycin phosphate use?

What are the directions for clindamycin phosphate use?

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

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Can benzoyl peroxide wash and clindamycin phosphate foam be mixed?

Can benzoyl peroxide wash and clindamycin phosphate foam be mixed?

Can be used together: Benzoyl peroxide wash is meant to be washed off. Clindamycin foam is meant to be left on. It is acceptable to use the benzoyl peroxide was in the shower, then apply the Clindamycin foam after the shower to help control acne. ...Read more

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Can I drink alcohol a day after using cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) ovules?

Can I drink alcohol a day after using cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) ovules?

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

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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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How many months does it take for clindamycin phosphate topical gel to cure mild acne?

How many months does it take for clindamycin phosphate topical gel to cure mild acne?

Not curable: Acne isn't curable. Clindamycin should not be sole therapy, but used with topical benzoyl peroxide or something similar. It's a way of managing moderate acne. If you're not clear on it in two weeks, get with your physician -- you'll need stronger Rx. ...Read more

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

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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Will taking ciprofloxacin and cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) affect my birth control?

Will taking ciprofloxacin and cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) affect my birth control?

Unlikely: Generally the pill doesn't lose effectiveness with most antibiotics except rifampin, for ex., or some seizure meds, st. Johns wort, etc. ...Read more

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How long should you wait to have sex after taking clindamycin phosphate vaginal cream?

How long should you wait to have sex after taking clindamycin phosphate vaginal cream?

Whenver you like: You may have sex whenever you like. It may be abit messy but not dangerous. ...Read more

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Is it okay to use a bior strip on my nose while using clindamycin phosphate topical gel?

Is it okay to use a bior strip on my nose while using clindamycin phosphate topical gel?

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

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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 more

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