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Topical clindamycin therapy for acne vulgaris. A cooperative clinical study.

Archives of Dermatology

Clindamycin 1% significantly reduced papules and pustules compared to vehicle at week 8.

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Topical erythromycin vs clindamycin therapy for acne. A multicenter, double-blind comparison.

Archives of Dermatology

Clindamycin 1% significantly reduced inflammatory and non-inflammatory lesions at week 12.

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The efficacy and safety of a combination benzoyl peroxide/clindamycin topical gel compared with benzoyl peroxide alone and a benzoyl peroxide/erythromycin combination product.

Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery

Clindamycin combined with benzoyl peroxide was more effective than clindamycin alone at reducing acne.

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Treatment of acne with a combination clindamycin/benzoyl peroxide gel compared with clindamycin gel, benzoyl peroxide gel and vehicle gel: Combined results of two double-blind investigations.

Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology

Clindamycin, benzoyl peroxide and clindamycin/benzoyl peroxide were all better than the vehicle alone at reducing acne lesions. The combination of clindamycin/benzoyl peroxide was more effective than clindamycin or benzoyl peroxide alone at reducing inflammatory lesions.

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A combination benzoyl peroxide and clindamycin topical gel compared with benzoyl peroxide, clindamycin phosphate, and vehicle in the treatment of acne vulgaris.

Cutis

Combination clindamycin/benzoyl peroxide was significantly better than clindamycin alone at reducing inflammatory and non-inflammatory lesions.

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IngredientsClindamycin

Clinda

Topical Medication

C18H33ClN2O5S

Topical medication icon clear backgroundBlack tear drop shaped outline with a white backdrop.

TARGETS:

Inflammation IconBlack like with a bump in the middle and a copy of that bump offset above the line.

Inflammation

AcneVarious circles filled in black and white used to represent a digital version of hormonal acne.

Acne-causing bacteria

Non-Comedogenic IconBlack line with a circle shaped dip in the middle. Three black outlined circles float above.

Clogged pores

BENEFITS:

Reduces inflamed acne lesions

Mildly improves non-inflamed acne lesions, such as blackheads

1981

Topical clindamycin therapy for acne vulgaris. A cooperative clinical study.

Archives of Dermatology

1984

Topical erythromycin vs clindamycin therapy for acne. A multicenter, double-blind comparison.

Archives of Dermatology

2001

The efficacy and safety of a combination benzoyl peroxide/clindamycin topical gel compared with benzoyl peroxide alone and a benzoyl peroxide/erythromycin combination product.

Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery

1997

Treatment of acne with a combination clindamycin/benzoyl peroxide gel compared with clindamycin gel, benzoyl peroxide gel and vehicle gel: Combined results of two double-blind investigations.

Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology

2001

A combination benzoyl peroxide and clindamycin topical gel compared with benzoyl peroxide, clindamycin phosphate, and vehicle in the treatment of acne vulgaris.

Cutis

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SIDE EFFECTS


Side effects of clindamycin include redness, dryness, stinging, irritation or oiliness, and peeling. Rare side effects include abdominal pain and diarrhea that is watery or bloody. Allergic reaction to this medication is rare. Symptoms of an allergic reaction may include rash, itching/swelling (especially of face/lips/tongue/throat), feeling light-headed, and difficulty breathing. Stop using it and seek emergency help if you experience severe swelling, shortness of breath, or severe diarrhea. Should you become pregnant, please check with your dermatologist to determine whether you should continue this medication.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Contact your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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