This medicine is for external use only. Use it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Clean and dry the affected area and apply the cream. Wash your hands after applying, unless hands are the affected area.
Baclytic Gel is a combination of two medicines: Adapalene Topical and Clindamycin Topical which treat pimples (acne). Adapalene Topical is a form of vitamin A which prevents accumulation of the sebum (skin’s natural oil), unblocks the pores and allows natural exfoliation of the outer layers of skin. Clindamycin Topical is an antibiotic which works by penetrating into the skin and killing acne-causing bacteria.
Baclytic Gel may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Baclytic Gel is probably safe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Q. Can I use Baclytic as a spot treatment (single pimple)?
It’s not a spot treatment and should not be used to treat a single pimple. Baclytic should be applied to the entire face. It’s meant for once-daily use to treat your acne.
Q. How long does Baclytic take to work?
It may take 2-3 weeks before your symptoms improve. Baclytic may take some time to see significant results. Use the medicine as directed and tell your doctor if your symptoms do not improve or if they get worse.
Q. Will Baclytic be more effective if I overuse it?
No, do not overuse Baclytic. It can result in too much medicine being absorbed into the body and cause severe diarrhea. If you are experiencing increased severity of your symptoms, please consult your doctor for re-evaluation.
Q. Does Baclytic expire?
Yes, Baclytic does expire. Please check the expiry date written on the pack of this medicine. Do not use Baclytic after the expiry date.
Q. What is Baclytic?
Baclytic is a combination of two acne medicines: Adaplene and Clindamycin. This medicine is useful in the treatment of acne. Adaplene works under the skin’s surface to unclog pores and clear up pimples and Clindamycin works by slowing or stopping the growth of bacteria that cause acne.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 1st Dec 2017.