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Doctor insights on: Clindamycin Topical Side Effects

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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

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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Benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) side effects?

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Benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) side effects?

Skin redness: Benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) is a topical antibiotic of benzoyl peroxide and clindamycin, commonly prescribed for acne. Caution should be used if patients have an allergy to either medication or have a history of ulcerative or infectious colitis. The most common side effects are dry, red, scaling skin or a burning sensation. ...Read more

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Side effects for topical steroid creams?

Side effects for topical steroid creams?

Atrophy, striae: Applying a strong steroid cream for too long on thin skin (face, groin, underarms, etc.) will eventually cause thinning of the skin (atrophy) and eventually stretch marks (striae). That's why dermatologists cringe when they see strong steroids prescribed for areas that are too sensitive to handle them properly. Strong creams should be used only on thick skin for a couple of weeks at most. ...Read more

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Doxycycline & Accutane side effects?

Doxycycline & Accutane side effects?

Few if any: Doxy: most side effects we've experienced are nausea. Accutane: most side effects we've experienced are dry skin and headache. However, dry skin after use of Accutane should be seen as 'normal'. Because it decreases/controls the function of sebaceous glands which leading to the control of acne. Depression is very rare. Suicide? Only happened in lawsuit, not in my (and my many colleagues’’) exper. ...Read more

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Side effects of tetracycline?

Side effects of tetracycline?

A few: Tetracycline should not be given in pregnancy due to staining of the teeth of the fetus. Like all drugs tetracycline can cause allergy. It can lead to overgrowth of other organisms particularly candida in the vagina. It might not be effective in some cases and of course will not work for viral illness. It is a useful and very inexpensive drug which is now not being carried in some pharmacies. ...Read more

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Tretinoin cream and duac gel side effects?

Tretinoin cream and duac gel side effects?

About all...: ...I ever see from either of them is dryness and mild irritation. I have my patients apply tretinoin at bedtime, so that any dryness will occur while they are asleep. For duac, i tell them to wait an hour after washing their face, to allow normal skin oils to replenish, before applying it. ...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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Side effect of eczema medication flucoinolone?

Side effect of eczema medication flucoinolone?

Improved eczema: Flucoinolone is a potent topical steroid that can improve allergic skin issues like eczema. Typically the more potent ones should not be used on children, on the face, in the armpits or groin as that skin is thinner and some steroids if used there chronically can cause stretch marks. Often the topical steroids really help but the eczema can recur once stopped. They are wonderful in a flare! ...Read more

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Side effects of expired medication, particularly antibiotics?

Side effects of expired medication, particularly antibiotics?

How long? Which?: Most expiration dates are about half of the actual time that the compounds remain active, but this may not guarantee their activity. Side-effects of the products of these compounds as they deteriorate vary with the compound, but very few if any have serious toxicities. Best to throw them out if they have expired. Better than taking a chance they are inactive or toxic. ...Read more

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Any topical cream (steroid cream) side effects?

Potentially.: Applying a strong steroid cream for too long on thin skin (face, groin, underarms, etc.) will eventually cause thinning of the skin (atrophy) and eventually stretch marks (striae). That's why dermatologists cringe when they see strong steroids prescribed for areas that are too sensitive to handle them properly. Strong creams should be used only on thick skin for a couple of weeks at most. ...Read more

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Side effects of taking ciprofloxacin antibiotics?

Side effects of taking ciprofloxacin antibiotics?

Gastrointestinal: Stomach upset with nausea are common. Diarrhea can occur. Metallic taste is a common complaint. Long term use can rarely lead to tendon and retina damage. ...Read more

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Infliximab steroid side effects?

None: Infliximab or Remicade (infliximab) is not a steroid so you should not get steroid side effects directly from that medication. Remicade (infliximab) has its own potentially risks so make sure you are educated in its use and side effect potential. ...Read more

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Is side effects common with doryx (doxycycline)?

Nausea, diarrhea: Doryx (doxycycline) is a slow-release form of doxycyline, which is a tetracycline-type antibiotic. This family of antibiotics has a lot of side effects, but most are uncommon. It should not be taken by a pregnant woman or a child under 8 years of age. Common side effects include headache, nausea, acid stomach, joint pain, diarrhea, rash, yeast infections, menstrual cramps, skin discoloration, abnl kidney test. ...Read more

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Side effect of antibiotics?

Side effect of antibiotics?

Well, there is: Hey, any side effect, any antibiotic; you call the physician who prescribed it. Well, it kinda goes with the territory. Not a problem. Yes-tomorrow, tomorrow morning. Because! ...Read more

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What are differin (adapalene) side effects?

What are differin (adapalene) side effects?

Very few: There are no reported systemic side effects but topical side effects include dry skin, scaling, redness, itching, burning, or sensitivity to light. ...Read more

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Acne cream differin--what r the side effects?

Acne cream differin--what r the side effects?

ACNE RX SIDE EFFECTS: Retin a (tretinoin) causes irritation and photosensitivity.Benzoyl peroxide dries the skin.Oral antibiotics has GI problems, headache, dizziness, skin and tooth discolorations. ...Read more

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Are side effects common with doryx (doxycycline)?

Nausea, diarrhea: Doryx (doxycycline) is a slow-release form of doxycyline, which is a tetracycline-type antibiotic. This family of antibiotics has a lot of side effects, but most are uncommon. It should not be taken by a pregnant woman or a child under 8 years of age. Common side effects include headache, nausea, acid stomach, joint pain, diarrhea, rash, yeast infections, menstrual cramps, skin discoloration, abnl kidney test. ...Read more

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Metronidazole (flagyl) side effects?

Metronidazole (flagyl) side effects?

Several: Gi distress is most common with nausea and metallic taste in mouth. Allergic reactions occur, and a disulfuram effect when alcohol is ingested while on Metronidazole is reported. You should not drink alcohol within 48 hours of being on this medication. ...Read more

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