Clincitop Gel (Clindamycin)
What is Clincitop Gel (Clindamycin) used for?
Clincitop Gel (Clindamycin) is a topical medication used to treat or prevent acne. The gel operates by preventing the growth of bacteria on the skin allowing the immune system to eliminate the infection naturally. Your doctor may prescribe this medication to be used along with others or for the treatment of other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Clincitop Gel (Clindamycin)?
Clincitop Gel (Clindamycin) should be used according to your doctor`s instructions and those included on the packaging to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. One daily application to the affected area is normally recommended, but your individual dosage will depend on your health condition and the severity of your symptoms. Rinse and dry your skin prior to each use to remove any dirt or loose skin. Apply a small amount of cream to the area, gently massage it into the skin, and leave it open to the air to evaporate. Thoroughly wash your hands using soap and water after each use to prevent the medication from contacting any areas not being treated or the mucous membranes.
What are the side effects of Clincitop Gel (Clindamycin)?
Clincitop Gel (Clindamycin) may cause side effects in some patients including:
Stop using the gel and contact your doctor as soon as possible if any serious side effects occur such as severe itchiness, intense diarrhoea that is bloody or watery, nausea, severe skin rashes, swelling, or difficulty breathing. These conditions may require lower doses, reduced frequency of administration, or emergency medical attention in serious cases to prevent further health complications from occurring.
Clincitop Gel (Clindamycin) should not be applied to skin that is broken or severely damaged. Do not begin using this medication if you are allergic to clindamycin or lincomycin antibiotics or have had a bad reaction to similar treatments in the past. Also inform your doctor if you have inflammatory bowel disease, enteritis, a history of intestinal inflammation, or sensitive skin as these conditions may cause unexpected health problems requiring adjustments to your regimen. Be cautious when applying the gel near the mucous membranes as this may cause serious health problems.
Strictly use Clincitop Gel (Clindamycin) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Clincitop Gel (Clindamycin) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.