Clincitop Gel (Clindamycin)
What is Clincitop Gel (Clindamycin) used for?
Clincitop Gel (Clindamycin) is a topical antibacterial medication prescribed to treat patients with acne. It operates by slowing or stopping the reproduction of bacterial cells allowing the immune system to control or destroy the infection naturally. Your physician may also recommend the use of this medication to treat other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Clincitop Gel (Clindamycin)?
Always use Clincitop Gel (Clindamycin) according to your physician's instructions to get the most effective results from treatment. The cream is normally applied to the affected area once daily, but your individual instructions will depend on the severity of your symptoms. Rinse the area before use to remove any dirt or debris, apply a thin layer of cream, gently massage it into the skin, and allow any excess medicine to evaporate. Wash your hands with soap and water following each use to prevent the medication from contacting any areas not being treated or the mucous membranes as this may cause serious health complications.
What are the side effects of Clincitop Gel (Clindamycin)?
Side effects that may occur while using Clincitop Gel (Clindamycin) include:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention are severe swelling of the skin, blistering of the skin, severe skin rashes, or signs of an allergic reaction such as hives or difficulty breathing. These conditions may require reduced frequency of administration to prevent more health problems from occurring.
Do not apply Clincitop Gel (Clindamycin) to skin that is broken or severely damaged, if you are allergic to clindamycin, or if you have had a bad reaction to similar treatments in the past. Also inform your physician if you have any chronic health conditions that may cause unexpected problems during treatment to make sure any necessary alterations are made to your regimen.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Clincitop Gel (Clindamycin). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.