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Is oral clindamycin helpful for acne vulgaris? Already failed tx w/ doxy, minocycline, & azithromycin.

Is oral clindamycin helpful for acne vulgaris? Already failed tx w/ doxy, minocycline, & azithromycin.

Don't do it: Taking oral Clindamycin after 3 other good antibiotics failed is asking for another failure and an episode of c. Difficile colitis or worse. I'm going to assume that topical Clindamycin plus benzoyl peroxide plus an adequate dose of an oral tetracycline was a failure. Your next option is a trial or spironolactone with other rx or a dermatology consult for Isotretinoin -- if the latter, be brave! ...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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What is the best oral antibiotic for acne? My derm wanted to put me on clindamycin but I'm taking tetracycline

What is the best oral antibiotic for acne? My derm wanted to put me on clindamycin but I'm taking tetracycline

Follow doc's advice: The doctor who examined you has a lot more information about you than any one will in this forum. Do you have any reason to not trust your doctor?
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On oral clindamycin for sinuses, but breaking out in pimples/whiteheads on face. No acne before, just oily skin- does this med affect oil production?

On oral clindamycin for sinuses, but breaking out in pimples/whiteheads on face. No acne before, just oily skin- does this med affect oil production?

Find a better DR: Unless you have high fever with severe sinus pain, you should probably not be on any antibiotic. Chronic or acute sinus congestion is seldom a valid reason for antibiotic. NO, clindamycin does not cause acne. In fact it is used as therapy for acne. But it may cause C. Diff. colitis which is often lethal. For an adult woman with acne the best treatment is oral spironolactone. ...Read more

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Clindamycin pledgets for acne do they work well?

Clindamycin pledgets for acne do they work well?

Clindamycin: Topical antibiotics such as Clindamycin are effective at reducing the bacteria associated with acne. See a dermatologist to discuss treatment options, combination therapy and to review side effects. ...Read more

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What role does clindamycin have on clearing up acne? How does it work? What does it do to achieve results?

What role does clindamycin have on clearing up acne? How does it work? What does it do to achieve results?

Acne and Bacteria: A bacteria, known as propionibacterium acnes, is a normal inhabitant of the skin. It uses sebum as a nutrient for growth, therefore increases in follicles during puberty. People with acne have more propionibacterium acnes in their follicles than people without acne. Clindamycin decreases the bacteria which is involved in acne. ...Read more

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I have back acnes. Within 2 weeks appear large no of acnes. Doctor prescribed Melomycin capsules and clindamycin topical solution but still not reduse?

DETAILS???: Is melomycin same as minocycline? How long? Dose? Clindamycin solution is not very effective. Usually 3 months is required for result. If severe, and unresponsive to minocycline, isotretinoin will rescue you. ...Read more

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Why clindamycin is used for acne gels?

Why clindamycin is used for acne gels?

Reduces Bacteria: Clindamycin reduces sebum bacterial colonies that metabolize the oil and produce inflammatory mediators. ...Read more

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Adapalene n clindamycin are not treatments for pigmentation left by acne? I have pigmentation! Acne are hardly 2 or 3..

Adapalene n clindamycin are not treatments for pigmentation left by acne? I have pigmentation! Acne are hardly 2 or 3..

Hydroquinone: Pigmentation left behind by acne will not respond to acne creams like Adapalene or clindamycin. Lightening creams containing hydroquinone are available otc and by prescription, but insurance does not cover them - and never use them at concentrations higher than 4% - higher concentrations sometimes make the darkening worse. ...Read more

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Will clindamycin lotion help with my acne? And about how long should it take to notice a difference?

Will clindamycin lotion help with my acne? And about how long should it take to notice a difference?

May help: Clindamycin, in topical or oral forms, is often used in a treatment regimen for acne. People often see some improvement within a couple of weeks, but often experience a flare after about a month of treatment. After this initial flare, the complexion should remain clear if the treatment is right for you. ...Read more

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I hav been trying clindamycin on my acne for 3months now but its not working what should I do next im 17 please help?

Next step: If Clindamycin plus benzoyl peroxide has not worked, the next step may be a trial of the oral contraceptive pill if it is right for you, or a systemic antibiotic that's appropriate for you. Good luck. For the tough cases, you may consider accutane; it carries some risks but is worth it for rough disease. Your physician can determine if you have excess androgens as part of the problem. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can I do if solodyn / minocycline and clindamycin don't work for acne?

What can I do if solodyn / minocycline and clindamycin don't work for acne?

Many alternatives: There are several oral and topical medications for acne as well as laser and light based treatments. If the treatments you are currently on are not working, you should see a dermatologist for a consultation and new a treatment regimen. ...Read more

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I was prescribed minocycline capsules for my acne. Can I break the capsule & apply it topically by mixing it with my clindamycin cream?

No: Tetracyclines reach the deeper structures via the bloodstream; it's part why they're best as a systemic medication. They also control new infections before they form. There's a bunch of studies that pretty much showed topical tetracycline isn't very effective, not nearly as good as the clindamycin. ...Read more

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Can clindamycin helps with acne? I was prescribed 300mg for every 12 hours. It's been 3 days & I can't notice any change. Should I ask for accutane?

Can clindamycin helps with acne? I was prescribed 300mg for every 12 hours. It's been 3 days & I can't notice any change. Should I ask for accutane?

Takes time: Before resorting to medications, you may wish to consult this site for effective home treatment for acne.
http://www. Webmd. Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/acne-vulgaris-home-treatment

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Practice safe sex.
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How many times a day can I use Clindamycin Lotion while taking isotretinion? Using 4x day because acne is flaring bad. Us this ok? 40mg Zenatane day 8

You can get worse: Before getting better but using clindamycin lotion more than twice a day will not improve your acne. consider getting LED treatments to bring down inflammation faster, maybe add a retinoic acid to help underground pimples. But patience is important as acne should improve soon ...Read more

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Is clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide good for acne?

Is clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide good for acne?

Yes: Clindycin and bomzoyl peroxide topically are both commonly used for acne treatment ant prevention. ...Read more

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Hi. I am using erythomycin and clindamycin for acne treatment. I feel erythromycin is great. Any other recommended drugs?

Hi. I am using erythomycin and clindamycin for acne treatment. I feel erythromycin is great. Any other recommended drugs?

Acne treatments: There are several forms of acne and treatments are specific for different types of acne. Here are the mainstays of prescription treatment:

clogged pores:
tretinoin (retin a), Adapalene (differin), tazorac

inflammatory lesions (red bumps, pustules):
topical clindamycin, benzoyl peroxide, erythromycin, sulfur/sulfacetamide

cysts:
oral doxycyline, minocycline, tetracycline, accutane. ...Read more

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How long do I use clindamycin antibiotic for acne witch dose I take 150 or 300?

How long do I use clindamycin antibiotic for acne witch dose I take 150 or 300?

Depends: I usually start with the lowest dose every day and combine it with a benzoyl peroxide wash and watch for the response. If after a month the response is not good I go up on the dose. The antibiotic can be continued in definately as long as it is needed and it is working. ...Read more

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Can the antibiotic clindamycin cause acne since I been taking for three days my face has broke out?

Can the antibiotic clindamycin cause acne since I been taking for three days my face has broke out?

Clindamycin: A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. Seek immediate medical attention if you develop symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, or trouble breathing. Do not just ignore this. See the dermatologist who prescribed this. ...Read more

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Recently started using panoxyl 10% wash and clindamycin lotion making acne worse. What could be wrong?

Recently started using panoxyl 10% wash and clindamycin lotion making acne worse. What could be wrong?

Stop the wash: I suspect the wash is causing too much irritation to your skin. If you can get a wash with 5 % that might work if you find that the wash was giving you some benefit. ...Read more

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