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Doctor insights on: Clindamycin Phosphate Lotion

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If clindamycin phosphate lotion is causing my skin to be dry and flaky, should I still use it?

If clindamycin phosphate lotion is causing my skin to be dry and flaky, should I still use it?

See below: Try using a moisturizing cream like cetaphil. If the dry skin persists check with your doctor for an alternate treatment. ...Read more

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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I've been using clindamycin phosphate lotion for 3 days AM and PM and have noticed that after a while my face becomes really oily. Why is that?

I've been using clindamycin phosphate lotion for 3 days AM and PM and have noticed that after a while my face becomes really oily. Why is that?

CLINDAMYCIN FACE OIL: ITS THE VEHICLE THATS IN THE LOTION. PERHAPS YOU SHOULD TRY THE CREAM. AND WASH YOUR FACE WITH AN ACNE WASH. BEST LUCK ...Read more

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Does clindamycin phosphate lotion cause breakouts?

Does clindamycin phosphate lotion cause breakouts?

No.: If you mean "breakout" as pimples/acne, no. But the lotion sometimes can cause its own irritation/reaction which looks like a "breakout". ...Read more

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Will clindamycin phosphate lotion moisturize my face?

Topical clindamycin: This medication is designed to treat acne, so the active ingredient is an antibiotic- clindamycin which targets the germ that causes acne- P. acnes. There are other compounds in the lotion, including cetostearyl alcohol (2.5%) and isostearyl alcohol (2.5%) which could cause skin irritation. (A side effect in about 10% of patients). Talk to a dermatologist about moisturizers given your acne problem ...Read more

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Can I use clindamycin phosphate lotion for dark spots on my face?

Can I use clindamycin phosphate lotion for dark spots on my face?

Topical clindamycin: You can certainly use this. Whether it will work depends upon what the cause of the dark spots is. If it does not work suggest you see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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My face is red because of clindamycin phosphate lotion 1%, normal side effect?

My face is red because of clindamycin phosphate lotion 1%, normal side effect?

Not really.: You could be allergic to the clindamycin, or to one of the additives or preservatives in the lotion. If it persists, i'm sure your doctor will be happy to suggest an alternative. ...Read more

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Can clindamycin phosphate lotion 1% used to treat a rash make the condition worse before making it gets better?

Can clindamycin phosphate lotion 1% used to treat a rash make the condition worse before making it gets better?

Rash: Clindamycin can be used to treat infections. If the rash is infectious then Clindamycin can be effective unless the bacteria is resistant to clindamycin. However, if the rash is caused by an allergic reaction then you would need prescription cortisone treatment. ...Read more

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Can minocyline and clindamycin phosphate lotion 1% treat inflammation caused by acne?

Yes: That is one of many prescriptions available for treating acne. Discuss the available prescriptions with your doctor to get the one best for you. Often time laser skin care combined with prescriptions pills, creams and products can make a long term improvement. ...Read more

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