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Ziana Gel Dosage
Call the Pharmacist: This is not a question for anonymous physicians but one for the pharmacist on how to get a replacement product urgently. ...Read more
Retino AC gel vs ziana? What is the difference between the two? Is one generic and original is there any difference in quality or effectiveness?
Acne Vulgaris: The difference is that ziana contains tretinoin and clindamycin. Retin-a gel is brand name for tretinoin only and has no antibiotic Clindamycin in it. Like to think that combination is more effective but actually it depends on whether you have more inflammation than nodularity. You use Renova cream as well. It is also tretinoin. Light therapy helps in acne. Wish you good health. ...Read more
Retino AC gel is tertinoin 0.025% and clindymicin 1% what is the difference between this product and ziana is one generic and one genuine?
Dermotalogist prescribed me ziana gel for acne however she told me to use a very small amount for the entire face ( size of a chocolate chip) why ?
That's what you need: Because that's the amount you need to use daily and if you use more than that you will run out of the gel much faster and will need a refill.Thats why you use small amount. ...Read more
Dermotalogist prescribed me ziana gel for acne but told me to use a small amount (size of a chocolate chip) for my entire face but why is that? Help!
Can be irritating: Ziana has a chemical called tretinoin in it which is a derivative of vitamin a. If used too liberally, it can cause irritation. Therefore a pea size (or chocolate chip size) amount is all you need. Also do not go out in the sum with the gel on. For this reason, I have my patients use it before bedtime and wash it off in the morning. ...Read more
Continuing to breakout with deep pimples while using ziana gel.It has been 2 weeks should I switch to something else ? If not how long is the ib last
Clindamycin: I'm glad you're trying the basic evidence-based meds but it sounds like they're not enough. They often aren't. Your future may include a systemic antibiotics such as tetracycline 500 2x/day, spironolactone (many doctors don't know this one), or (be brave) isotretinoin. We can clear you -- it's just a matter of finding what and how much you need. ...Read more
Depends: The dosage fir any medication us dependent in the condition for which it is being treated as well as the condition of the person being treated. Suggest you talk to your treating md about use of this medication. ...Read more