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When should I stop taking clindamycin phosphate topical lotion and minocycline?

Acne. You need to discuss termination of therapy with your doctor. Normally it takes several months for the treatment to adequately control acne. Then a person may need to be on it for a number of years until they grow out of acne. Then the medication can be tapered and discontinued. If you stop it too soon after a month or two the acne will return. Read more...

How long does it take for minocycline with clindamycin phosphate topical lotion to show results (clear skin)?

When will zit go? Usually it takes around 4-6 weeks to see good response from therapy for acne. The most important thing is using the products appropriately and if you are having troubles with then to call your dermatologist to see if there is a better way to take the meds or an alternative. Stay out of the sun on Minocycline or you will get burned! Read more...

My doctor gave me clindamycin phosphate topical lotion 1% for treatment of my acne. Should I use it only on the acne spots or over the entire face?

Clindamycin. Apply the lotion only to your acne spots rather than your whole face. Read more...
Entire field. This is not effective as "spot" treatment. Best result by regular, long-term use over the entire area of acne. It will be useful for only the mildest acne. If you have significant acne you will do better with other agents. Read more...

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...