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Composition for ACNELAK CLZ

Clindamycin Topical(1% w/w),Zinc acetate(1% w/w)

food interaction for ACNELAK CLZ

alcohol interaction for ACNELAK CLZ

pregnancy interaction for ACNELAK CLZ

lactation interaction for ACNELAK CLZ

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Acnelak clz cream is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Either animal studies have shown no adverse effect on the fetus, but there is no human studies or animal studies have shown an adverse effect that was not confirmed in human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Acnelak clz cream is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.


Clindamycin Topical(1% w/w)


Clindamycin topical is used to treat severe acne (acne vulgaris) and vaginal infections caused by certain bacteria.

How it works

Clindamycin belongs to a class of medications called as lincomycin antibiotics. It inhibits the synthesis of essential bacterial proteins thereby stopping bacterial growth. In case of acne, in addition to killing of bacteria, clindamycin prevents spread of infection by reducing the free fatty acids on the skin surface that clog the pores of skin and promote overgrowth of bacteria.

Common side effects

Burning sensation, Application site irritation, Dry skin, Itching, Application site redness of skin
Zinc acetate(1% w/w)


Zinc is used to treat zinc deficiency which may cause slow growth in infants and children, delayed sexual development in adolescents, impotence in men, hair loss, diarrhea, eye and skin sores, loss of appetite and weight, delayed wound healing, decreased ability to taste food, and low alertness levels.

How it works

Zinc is an essential mineral. It is needed for the proper growth and maintenance of the human body and for immunity against infections. It is a part of various enzymes and hormones in the body.

Common side effects

Overdose, Nausea, Diarrhoea, Decreased cholesterol level in blood, Dizziness, Headache, Decreased copper level, Loss of appetite, Stomach cramp, Vomiting, Weakness


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Expert advice for ACNELAK CLZ

  • Discontinue use of topical clindamycin and contact your doctor immediately, if you experience diarrhea or bloody diarrhea.
  • Avoid vaginal intercourse or use of other intravaginal products such as tampons or douches while using clindamycin cream. 
  • Clindamycin cream contains mineral oil that may weaken latex products (condoms and diaphragms) and may not provide adequate birth control. Therefore, do not use these products within 72 hours of using clindamycin cream.
  • Avoid direct contact of cream with your eyes. In case of direct contact, wash your eyes with water and seek immediate medical attention.
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
  • Do not use if you are allergic to clindamycin, lincomycin or any of its ingredients.
  • Do not use if you have Crohn’s disease (a chronic inflammatory disease of the intestines), antibiotic-associated colitis (colon inflammation).

Frequently asked questions for ACNELAK CLZ

Clindamycin Topical

 Q. Can I use clindamycin with a penicillin allergy?
Clindamycin is considered safe for use in patients with a penicillin allergy.
Q. Does clindamycin treat acne scars?
Clindamycin can prevent the formation of new scars by preventing formation of new acne, but will not be useful for the scars already formed.
Q. Can clindamycin cream cause thrush?
Yes. Use of clindamycin cream may cause thrush (a type of fungal or yeast infection) in rare cases.

Zinc acetate

Q. Can I take zinc with high blood pressure?

 High blood pressure is not a contraindication for zinc treatment. But consult your doctor before taking the drug.
Q. Does zinc increase sperm volume?
 No, there is no scientific evidence found regarding increase in sperm volume; however, zinc is used to treat infertility in men.
Q. Can I take zinc with Coumadin (warfarin sodium), Nyquil (acetaminophen, dextromethorphan, doxylamine, and pseudoephedrine), vitamin D, calcium, iron, levothyroxine, vitamins, or magnesium?
 Yes, you can take zinc with Coumadin (warfarin sodium), Nyquil (acetaminophen, dextromethorphan, doxylamine, and pseudoephedrine), vitamin D, calcium, iron, levothyroxine, vitamins, or magnesium. Please consult your doctor before taking the medications together.
Q. How long can I take zinc tablets?
 Please consult your doctor for the dose and duration of the treatment required.
Q. Is zinc good for hair / skin?
 Zinc may help in preventing hair loss and thinning and it also used for treating acne and aging skin. Please consult your doctor before taking the drug.
Q. Does zinc increase height / weight?
 Zinc is vital in promoting growth in children. However, consult your doctor regarding its use.

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Content on this page was last updated on 05 August, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)