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Doctor insights on: Clindamycin Phosphate Lotion Acne

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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

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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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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Does clindamycin phosphate gel fade acne marks?

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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Clindamycin phosphate and benzoyl peroxide gel use for?

Clindamycin phosphate and benzoyl peroxide gel use for?

Acne: BPO is an old antibiotic that acne bacteria seem to have no resistance to. It may dry the skin but has a long track record ( think Clearasil) Clindamycin is an antibiotic that helps kill P acne bacteria, it dosent get everywhere so by applying it directly to t e acne you can deliver the drug to the area of need. ...Read more

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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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Does cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) work on pimples?

Does cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) work on pimples?

Yes. : Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) topically and systemically (through the blood stream) helps acne. Your doctor can fill in the details, but this is a good choice for acne, particularly in combination with benzoyl peroxide topically. ...Read more

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Does clindamycin phosphate topical solution work well on acne?

Does clindamycin phosphate topical solution  work well  on acne?

Topical Treatment: Topical antibiotics may be effective for comedonal and inflammatory acne. If your condition is more severe and extensive with cysts, a brief course of systemic antbiotics would help. Adding a retinoid would add to clinical efficacy. It is important to note that long term use of antibiotics may result in microbial resistance. ...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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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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Does benzac (benzoyl peroxide) acne gel actually work?

Does benzac (benzoyl peroxide) acne gel actually work?

Benzoyl peroxide: This is your basic topical treatment. It will clear maybe half of cases of acne. If this is not sufficient, get with your physician who can add something that will. Best wishes. ...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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Does benzoyl peroxide counteract tretinoin gel?

No: No. They are often used together to treat acne, though may cause skin dryness and discomfort. ...Read more

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Whats better for acne, sulfur cream or benzoyl peroxide cream?

Whats better for acne, sulfur cream or benzoyl peroxide cream?

ACNE: Benzoyl peroxide cream works better and is recommended by dermatologist as first line of treatment for acne. ...Read more

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Acne (Definition)

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