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Doctor insights on: Ziana Medication

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Does the acne medication gel ziana make your face look a lot lighter?

Does the acne medication gel ziana make your face look a lot lighter?

It may: It's a mix of clindamycin and retinoic acid. It's quite good for acne that's not terribly severe. The retinoic acid smooths out the skin fibers over time. ...Read more

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The lid for my ziana gel broke? What do I do now?

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

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Is ziana good for wrinkles?

Is ziana good for wrinkles?

Ziana and wrinkles: Ziana contains tretinoin which does help with wrinkles when used over a prolonged time. It also has an antibiotic in it that will not help wrinkles at all. If you really want wrinkle reduction, see a local doctor who can discuss chemical peels and laser resurfacing with you along with the ability to prescribe tretinoin (retin a) alone. ...Read more

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Does ziana also help wrinkles?

Ziana: Has tretinoin and can impact wrinkles if used for a long time. There are better ways of reducing wrinkles without the need for the antibiotic that is in ziana. Think resurfacing, peels or retin a. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Does ziana gel has steroid?

Does ziana gel has steroid?

No: No. This IS NOT an anti-inflammatory. As a matter of fact it is an inflammatory. ...Read more

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I am going to start ziana for my acne. Would that be a good idea?

I am going to start ziana for my acne. Would that be a good idea?

Yes: Ziana is a combination of two drugs (clindamycin and tretinoin) which attack acne via different mechanisms, and is therefore a good choice. ...Read more

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Can Ziana gel & Differin gel be used in conjunction with each other?

Can Ziana gel & Differin gel be used in conjunction with each other?

Better not: Both are retinoids, would have an additive effect and no added value, rather increased side effects as excessive skin dryness, ask your doctor for re-evaluation, best wishes ...Read more

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Can Ziana & Differin be used in conjunction w/each other? I don't have any drying effects from the Ziana, but would like some visible results.

Ziana & Differin: Ziana and Differin there is no known interaction when used together but it’s even better to round out your acne treatment with methods that don’t use medications at all if possible. I recommend a dermatologist evalute your skin condition in order to provide a better treatment recommendation. ...Read more

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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!

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

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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. That's why you use small amount. ...Read more

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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

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

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Hi, I am 30 with hormonal acne and a lot of hyperpigmentation because of my Asian skin. Just got prescribed ziana, is this the best topical for me?

Hi, I am 30 with hormonal acne and a lot of hyperpigmentation because of my Asian skin. Just got prescribed ziana, is this the best topical for me?

Acne: Ziana is Clindamycin gel. Otis a good topical for the acne but does not change your hormonal levels. Remember the other issues are not being looked at. Eating decreased fatty foods using skin cleansers and exercise with loss of weight will help. ...Read more

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How long does tretinoin and clindymicn (ziana) take to work? 1 month or year. Will it eliminate pimples for good if you keep using it?

How long does tretinoin and clindymicn (ziana) take to work? 1 month or year. Will it eliminate pimples for good if you keep using it?

~3 weeks & temporary: It typically takes about 3 weeks to see a difference. These are short term treatments that mayo minimize permanent scarring but do not eliminate future pimple development. ...Read more

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Are benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) and ziana effective against purging?

Are benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) and ziana effective against purging?

Purging?: I am unaware of any mechanism by which these topical antiacne agents would have such an effect. ...Read more

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Can I use topical clindamycin and tretinoin cream. 5% on top as My anti wrinkle?

Can I use topical clindamycin and tretinoin cream. 5% on top as My anti wrinkle?

Use separately: Use the clindamycin topically through the day and the vitamin A cream at night. For vitamin A less exposure to sunlight is better and as you are aware, take every step not to get Pregnant and no breast feeding. All the best. ...Read more

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Can OTC benzoyl peroxide topicals be used while using prescription clindamycin and tretinoin or should BP be discontinued while using the prescription stuff?

Can OTC benzoyl peroxide topicals be used while using prescription clindamycin and tretinoin or should BP be discontinued while using the prescription stuff?

Ok to use all: It's ok to use all of these medications. They may dry out your skin so use appropriate gentle exfoliation and a non comedogenic moisturizer. ...Read more

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What is harbal medication?

Herbal meds: "herbal meds" are a catch all label to describe meds not approved or regulated by the fda. ...Read more

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Medication for osteoperosis?

Treatment: If you are asking if there are treatments- yes. Otherwise, not sure what you are asking... ...Read more

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What kind of medication I need?

For what?: I am sorry, but we need to know what you need to take medication for. Please tell us, briefly, what is wrong. Ask again. ...Read more

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What is the medication teflaro?

What is the medication teflaro?

IV Antibiotic: It's an IV antibiotic in the cephalosporin class. It is used most commonly for MRSA and skin infections. It is pretty new. ...Read more

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Are expired medications efgective?

Are expired medications efgective?

Not effective: Medications start losing effectiveness once they expire. It is just like food which starys to degrade or spoil after the expiration date. It is a good idea only to take meds before the expiration date. Hope this helps! ...Read more