We want to make sure you fully understand your treatment. Below outlines the benefits, expectations, and risks with Tretinoin + Clindamycin Formula.
Both tretinoin and clindamycin are used to treat acne. Tretinoin helps skin cells shed properly thereby preventing clogged pores. It promotes collagen production and may help with mild scarring over time. Clindamycin is a topical antibiotic that kills acne-causing bacteria and decreases inflammation in the skin.
Redness, peeling and skin sensitivity can occur but following the instructions below will help minimize these side effects. Your skin will adjust to the medicine over time.
Tretinoin + Clindamycin Formula should only be applied to your skin once a day, before bedtime.
Note: It is best to start using this medication every other night for the first 2-4 weeks, then increase to nightly use as tolerated.
The most common side effects of this medication are redness, peeling, dryness, and irritation at the application side. Tretinoin increases sensitivity to the sun, especially during the first 6 months of use. Rare side effects include abdominal pain and diarrhea that is watery or bloody.
If you become pregnant while taking this medication, discontinue use immediately and message your doctor for an alternative.
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