How do you use clindamycin Gel for acne?
When applying the medicine, use enough to cover the affected area lightly. You should apply the medicine to the whole area usually affected by acne, not just to the pimples themselves. This will help keep new pimples from breaking out. You should avoid washing the acne-affected areas too often.
Is clindamycin safe for face?
Clindamycin is a topical antibiotic that doctors may prescribe to treat acne. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, clindamycin is a first-line acne treatment for mild to moderate acne. However, you usually won’t use it as your only acne treatment.
Can I use clindamycin twice a day?
The combination of clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide comes as a gel to apply to the skin. It is usually applied twice a day, in the morning and evening. To help you remember to use clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide gel, apply it at around the same times every day.
Can I use moisturizer with clindamycin?
Do not take clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide gel with moisturizer cream by mouth. Use on your skin only.
What is clindamycin?
Clindamycin is in a class of medications called lincomycin antibiotics. It works by slowing or stopping the growth of bacteria that cause acne and by decreasing swelling. How should this medicine be used? Topical clindamycin comes as a foam, a gel, a solution (liquid), a lotion, and a pledget (swab) to apply to the skin.
How do you use clindamycin cream?
The solution, lotion, pledgets, and most brands of gel are applied twice a day. Apply topical clindamycin at around the same time(s) every day. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand.
How to use clindamicina tópica?
Use la clindamicina tópica según lo indicado. No aumente ni disminuya la dosis, ni se la aplique con más frecuencia que la indicada por su médico. La clindamicina tópica debe aplicarse únicamente sobre la piel. No ingiera este medicamento, ni permita que le entre en los ojos, la nariz, la boca o la vagina.
What are the different types of topical clindamycin?
Topical clindamycin comes as a foam, a gel, a solution (liquid), a lotion, and a pledget (swab) to apply to the skin. The foam and one brand of the gel (Clindagel ®) are usually applied once a day.