Clindamycin and Tretinoin Gel for Acne Treatment

06 Oct
2016
By Marie

Clindamycin and tretinoin cream is a combined topical gel that is used for treating the problem of severe nodular acne. The gel can be used by adults or children who are 12 years old.

Indications

  • Acne Vulgaris

What is Clindamycin and Tretinoin and how does it work?

The combination of Clindamycin and Tretinoin gel is used for the treatment of acne problem. It commonly works by killing the bacteria that cause acne and keeps skin pores clear. The gel is available after doctor’s prescription.

Things to be kept in mind:

Do not use the medication if you are allergic to clindamycin or tretinoin. Always tell your doctor if ever you suffer from:

  • Inflammation of the intestines
  • Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis
  • Severe diarrhea caused due to antibiotic medicines
  • History of stomach or intestinal disorders

FDA pregnancy category C. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive while using the drug.

How much to apply it?

The usual adult and children dose for acne:

During the time you sleep, squeeze a pea- sized amount of gel on your fingertip; dot it onto the areas like chin, forehead, nose, cheeks and then rub it all over the entire face.

What are the strengths available?

The clindamycin and tretinoin gel is available on our website in a single strength:

Who is the manufacturer?

The Retino AC gel is manufactured by Johnson & Johnson Ltd. It is available on the website in the packs of 1,3 and 6 tubes.

How to apply it?

Use the medication exactly as directed by your doctor. You must check the label as given on the gel for dosing information. Do not apply the gel on open wounds as it may harm the skin. Take the sufficient amount of gel on the fingertip and apply it over the entire face.

When to apply it?

Apply the medication exactly as directed by your doctor.

For how long should it be applied?

Do not stop the course of the treatment in between even if you find an improvement in your acne. Use the gel on a regular basis.

What if you forget a dose?

In the case if you miss a dose, then use the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Never use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.

What if you overdose?

Extra application of clindamycin and tretinoin gel is not dangerous. But you should seek medical attention the moment you realize that the gel has been swallowed.

What are the side-effects?

The combination of clindamycin and tretinoin gel can cause some side-effects. You should seek medical attention if signs of allergic reactions occur, such as hives, swelling of the lips, tongue or throat and difficulty in breathing. Other side-effects can occur too:

  • Severe redness, burning, stinging and scaling of treated skin areas
  • Diarrhea in watery or bloody form

Common symptoms such as:

  • Mild irritation of the skin
  • Dryness of skin or peeling
  • Mild redness of the skin
  • Itching of the treated skin

Drug-interactions:

Some medicines do interact with the clindamycin and tretinoin gel. Products that contain erythromycin can lead to decrease in the gel’s effectiveness.Clindamycin and tretinoin gel can also interact with the other drugs, so you must ask your health care provider before taking the drug.

Important information to be taken care of:

  • It may take several weeks for the symptoms to get better. If the symptoms get worse then immediately seek medical attention.
  • Using clindamycin and tretinoin gel in cold weather may increase the risk of skin irritation.
  • Do not apply the gel to the sunburned part. Wait till the burn is completely healed.
  • The gel should be used with extreme caution in the case of children who are younger than 12 years old.Clindamycin and tretinoin is a combined topical gel that is used for treating the problem of severe nodular acne. The gel can be used by adults or children who are 12 years old.Indications
    • Acne Vulgaris

    What is Clindamycin and Tretinoin and how does it work?

    The combination of Clindamycin and Tretinoin gel is used for the treatment of acne problem. It commonly works by killing the bacteria that cause acne and keeps skin pores clear. The gel is available after doctor’s prescription.

    Things to be kept in mind:

    Do not use the medication if you are allergic to clindamycin or tretinoin. Always tell your doctor if ever you suffer from:

    • Inflammation of the intestines
    • Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis
    • Severe diarrhea caused due to antibiotic medicines
    • History of stomach or intestinal disorders

    FDA pregnancy category C. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive while using the drug.

    How much to apply it?

    The usual adult and children dose for acne:

    During the time you sleep, squeeze a pea- sized amount of gel on your fingertip; dot it onto the areas like chin, forehead, nose, cheeks and then rub it all over the entire face.

    What are the strengths available?

    The clindamycin and tretinoin gel is available on our website in a single strength:

    • Retino AC Gel – 0.025% + 1% (15 gm)

    Who is the manufacturer?

    The Retino AC gel is manufactured by Johnson & Johnson Ltd. It is available on the website in the packs of 1,3 and 6 tubes.

    How to apply it?

    Use the medication exactly as directed by your doctor. You must check the label as given on the gel for dosing information. Do not apply the gel on open wounds as it may harm the skin. Take the sufficient amount of gel on the fingertip and apply it over the entire face.

    When to apply it?

    Apply the medication exactly as directed by your doctor.

    For how long should it be applied?

    Do not stop the course of the treatment in between even if you find an improvement in your acne. Use the gel on a regular basis.

    What if you forget a dose?

    In the case if you miss a dose, then use the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Never use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.

    What if you overdose?

    Extra application of clindamycin and tretinoin gel is not dangerous. But you should seek medical attention the moment you realize that the gel has been swallowed.

    What are the side-effects?

    The combination of clindamycin and tretinoin gel can cause some side-effects. You should seek medical attention if signs of allergic reactions occur, such as hives, swelling of the lips, tongue or throat and difficulty in breathing. Other side-effects can occur too:

    • Severe redness, burning, stinging and scaling of treated skin areas
    • Diarrhea in watery or bloody form

    Common symptoms such as:

    • Mild irritation of the skin
    • Dryness of skin or peeling
    • Mild redness of the skin
    • Itching of the treated skin

    Drug-interactions:

    Some medicines do interact with the clindamycin and tretinoin gel. Products that contain erythromycin can lead to decrease in the gel’s effectiveness.Clindamycin and tretinoin gel can also interact with the other drugs, so you must ask your health care provider before taking the drug.

    Important information to be taken care of:

    • It may take several weeks for the symptoms to get better. If the symptoms get worse then immediately seek medical attention.
    • Using clindamycin and tretinoin gel in cold weather may increase the risk of skin irritation.
    • Do not apply the gel to the sunburned part. Wait till the burn is completely healed.
    • The gel should be used with extreme caution in the case of children who are younger than 12 years old.
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