Clindets (Topical) Drug and Prescription Information
Clindets (Topical) Medication Classification
CLINDAMYCIN (On the skin)
Clindets (Topical) Brandname
Cleocin T, Clindagel, ClindaMax, Clinda-Derm, Z-Clinz 10, Z-Clinz 5, Clindets
Clindets (Topical) is used for the Treatment
Clindamycin (klin-da-MYE-sin) Treats acne and skin infections.Belongs to a class of drugs called antibiotics.
When To Not Use Clindets (Topical)
You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to Cleocin® or Lincocin® or if you have had an intestinal or stomach disease.
How Should You Use Clindets (Topical)
Pad, Lotion, Liquid, Gel/Jelly
- Your doctor will tell you how much medicine to use and how often.
- Use this medicine only on your skin.
- Shake the liquid well before use.
- Wash and dry skin before using your medicine.
- Put the medicine on your skin in a thin layer.
- Continue using medicine for as long as your doctor tells you. If a dose is missed:
- Use the medicine as soon as possible, unless it is almost time for your next dose.
- Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next regular dose.
- Do not put on two doses at the same time.
Proper Clindets (Topical) Storage
Store Clindets (Topical) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Clindets (Topical) and all medications out of the reach of children.
What To Avoid While Using Clindets (Topical)
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
- If your doctor has prescribed other medicines to be used on your skin, use them at a different time than clindamycin.
- Some cosmetics or make-ups may cause your acne to get worse. They may also cause clindamycin to irritate your skin. Use water-based cosmetics.
Clindets (Topical) Warnings
- If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before using this medicine.
Clindets (Topical) Side Effects
Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
- Hives or rash
- Swelling of the face, throat, or lips
- Severe diarrhea (watery or bloody) If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
- Dryness or peeling of skin
- Irritation or burning of skin