We want to make sure you fully understand your treatment. Below outlines the directions, benefits and risks with Clindamycin Formula.
Clindamycin is a topical antibiotic used to treat acne. It primarily works through its anti-inflammatory effect.
Apply over the entire acne-prone skin. It works best to prevent breakouts, not as a spot treatment. Dot one pea-sized drop across your face to evenly distribute, then gently rub in.
Avoid the eyes. Avoid the corners of your nose and mouth too.
Use a moisturizer. Apply immediately before or after to prevent irritation. This does not make it less effective.
Simplify your routine. Stop using brushes and scrubs, toners, serums, masks, salicylic acid, AHA (e.g. glycolic or lactic acid), and retinol while starting your prescription treatment. When you are tolerating the prescription daily without irritation, you can add other treatments back in.
This medication is generally well-tolerated, but possible side effects include redness, dryness, stinging, irritation or oiliness, and peeling.