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What we now about C/T/S Topical Solution

Brand Name(s): C/T/S Topical Solution, Cleocin T Gel, Cleocin T Lotion, Cleocin T Pledgets, Cleocin T Topical Solution, Clinda-Derm Topical Solution, Clindagel Gel, Clindets Pledgets

Generic Name Clindamycin Topical

What is clindamycin skin lotion, solution or gel?

CLINDAMYCIN (Cleocin®) is an antibiotic or antiinfective. It is applied to the skin to stop the growth of certain bacteria that cause acne. Generic clindamycin skin lotion, solution and gel are available.

What should my health care professional know before I use clindamycin?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

  • diarrhea
  • inflammatory bowel disease
  • kidney disease
  • liver disease
  • ulcerative colitis
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to clindamycin, lincomycin, other medicines, foods, dyes or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast-feeding

How should I use this medicine?

Clindamycin skin products are for external use only. Wash hands before and after use. Wash affected area and gently pat dry. Apply a thin layer of the gel or solution to the affected area as often as prescribed by your prescriber or health care professional. Do not use skin products near the eyes, nose, or mouth. It is important to use this medicine for the full course prescribed by your prescriber or health care professional, even if you think your condition is better. Do not stop using except on your prescriber's advice.

Contact your pediatrician or health care professional regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, use only that dose. Do not use double or extra doses.

What drug(s) may interact with clindamycin?

  • other acne products including benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, or tretinoin
  • skin cleansers or medicated soaps
  • medicated cosmetics, including cover-up preparations
  • shaving cream or lotion
  • after-shave lotion

Tell your prescriber or health care professional about all other skin products you are using.

What side effects may I notice from using clindamycin?

Side effects that you should report to your prescriber or health care professional as soon as possible:

  • contact dermatitis (rash, itching, swelling, redness)

Other serious side effects are unlikely from the use of skin products, but include:

  • diarrhea that is watery or severe
  • pain on swallowing
  • stomach pain or cramps
  • unusual bleeding or bruising

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your prescriber or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • dry skin
  • nausea, vomiting

What should I watch for while taking clindamycin?

Acne should begin to improve within about 6 weeks although complete improvement may take longer. Tell your prescriber or health care professional if you do not improve.

Your skin may get very dry and scale or peel. Let your prescriber or health care professional know if this happens and do not use any soothing cream or ointment without advice.

Keep clindamycin out of the eyes; if you do get any in your eyes rinse out with plenty of cool tap water.

After you wash or shave, wait for about 30 minutes before you apply the solution.

Clindamycin lotion contains alcohol and can catch fire. Keep away from lighted matches, cigarettes and other naked flames.

Where can I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 °C (59 and 86 °F); do not freeze. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.


(Note: The above information is not intended to replace the advice of your physician, pharmacist, or other healthcare professional. It is not meant to indicate that the use of the product is safe, appropriate, or effective for you.)

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