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What is Cleocin T Gel (Clindamycin) prescribed for?
Acne is very common, and nearly everyone has had a pimple outbreak at least once in their life. It begins when the skin’s oil glands plug the pores. Larger openings that become clogged become blackheads, while smaller openings, when clogged, become pimples. At times the skin can become inflamed, tender, and sometimes infected.
And while acne remains at large a curse among the adolescence, it is know about 20% of acne occurs within adults as well.
This medication is used to treat acne, which is the main reason behind pimples. Cleocin will help decrease the number of lesions. Clindamycin, the active ingredient within Cleocin T Gel, is antibiotic which works by stopping the growth of bacteria.
This medication comes in the singular dose, which is 1%. Remember your dose is based on your medical background and your overall response to the treatment. If your doctor or pharmacist has given you some information in the form of a pamphlet, take the time to read up on this drug, and if you have any questions or concerns regarding this medication, please consult your doctor.
Use this medication on the skin only. Follow all of the instructions given to you by your doctor.
Wash and dry your hands before applying the gel to the skin. Clean and dry the affected are, then apply a thin film of the medication to the affected area, then gently rub it into the skin. This is usually done 2 times a day unless prescribed otherwise by your doctor.
After applying the medicine, make sure to wash your hands. Avoid getting the gel in the eyes, nose, and mouth. If you accidently do, flush the area out with water.
It may take between 2 to 6 weeks before you see any of the results, and up to 12 weeks before you gain the full benefit from this medication.
Before taking this medication, advise your doctor if you are allergic to Clindamycin, or to lincomycin; or if you have any other allergies.
Do not use if there is an infection or sore in the area to be treated.
Speak with your doctor of your medical history before taking this medication, especially if you have had any of the following; chronic asthma or hay fever (atopic conditions), intestinal diseases (such as ulcerative colitis, enteritis, Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea).
Burning, itching, dryness, redness, oily skin or skin peeling may occur when this medication is first applied to the skin. These effects should disappear in a few days as your body adjusts to the medication. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor promptly.
A small amount of this medication may be absorbed into your bloodstream and may rarely cause a severe intestinal condition (Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea) due to a resistant bacteria. This condition may occur while receiving treatment or even weeks to months after treatment has stopped. Do not use anti-diarrhea or opioid medications if you have the following symptoms because these products may make them worse. Tell your doctor right away if you develop persistent diarrhea, abdominal or stomach pain/cramping, or blood/mucus in your stool.
What happens if I suddenly stop taking this medication?
There may be a relapse in symptoms as well as side effects. You should speak your doctor before stop taking this medication.
What is the best dosage to take?
The diagnosis with your doctor will be able to determine the best dosage for your treatment. Work with your doctor closely for dosage and dosing schedules.
What happens if I miss a dose?
You should take the missed dose as soon you realize you have forgotten. If the forgotten dose is closer to your next scheduled dose, take the next schedule dose to avoid overlapping in dose.
What is the best way to store this medication?
This medication is stored at room temperature, and should be kept away from children and pets. Do not throw away this medication in the wastebasket. If you are uncertain how to dispose of this medication speak with your pharmacist for help in safely disposing of this medication.
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