medication information

Clindamycin Formula

We want to make sure you fully understand your treatment. 
Below outlines the benefits, expectations, and risks with 
Clindamycin Formula.

Clindamycin is a topical antibiotic that kills acne-causing bacteria and decreases inflammation in the skin. It is used to treat acne.


  • Apply a small amount to the entire acne-prone area. It should be applied either once or twice a day, as directed by your physician.
  • Avoid getting the medication very close to your eyes or near the corners of your mouth and nose.

Tips to avoid irritation:

If your skin dries out easily, apply a moisturizer either immediately before, or immediately after.

Things to keep in mind:

  • Even if your acne starts to get better, keep applying the medication to keep your acne under control.
  • Consistent usage is key!

Allergy alert:

This medication very rarely can cause severe allergic reactions in some patients. Stop using it and seek emergency help if you experience severe swelling, shortness of breath, or severe diarrhea.

If you become pregnant while taking this medication, discontinue use immediately and message your doctor for an alternative.

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