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Clinch Lotion

SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Clinch Lotion is an antibiotic that fights bacteria. It is used to treat acne, which appears as spots or pimples on your face, chest or back. This medicine works by attacking the bacteria that cause these pimples.

Clinch Lotion is only meant for external use and should be used as advised by your doctor. You should normally wash and dry the affected area before applying a thin layer of the medicine. It should not be applied to broken or damaged skin. Avoid any contact with your eyes, nose, or mouth. Rinse it off with water if you accidentally get it in these areas. It may take several weeks for your symptoms to improve, but you should keep using this medicine regularly. Do not stop using it as soon as your acne starts to get better. Ask your doctor when you should stop treatment.

Common side effects like minor itching, burning, or redness of the skin and oily skin may be seen in some people. These are usually temporary and resolve on their own. Consult your doctor if they bother you or do not go away.

It is a safe medicine, but you should inform your doctor if you have any problems with your bowels (intestines). Also, inform the doctor if you have ever had bloody diarrhea caused by taking antibiotics or if you are using any other medicines to treat skin conditions. Consult your doctor about using this medicine if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Uses of Clinch Lotion

Benefits of Clinch Lotion

In Acne

Clinch Lotion is an antibiotic that works by stopping the growth of bacteria causing acne on your skin. It may take several weeks before your symptoms improve so you need to keep using this medicine even if it appears not to be working. Sometimes acne may get worse before it gets better, however, with proper use, your skin will get clearer. The earlier you start using it, the less likely you are to get scars.

Side effects of Clinch Lotion

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Clinch

  • Application site reactions (burning, irritation, itching and redness)
  • Skin rash

How to use Clinch Lotion

This medicine is for external use only. Use this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Shake it well and apply to the area evenly.

How Clinch Lotion works

Clinch Lotion is an antibiotic. It works by preventing synthesis of essential proteins required by bacteria to carry out vital functions. Thus, it stops the bacteria from growing, and prevents the infection from spreading.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Clinch Lotion is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Clinch Lotion is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
There may be a possibility of diarrhea or rash in the baby.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

What if you forget to take Clinch Lotion?

If you miss a dose of Clinch Lotion, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Clinch Lotion
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Quick Tips

  • You have been prescribed Clinch Lotion for the treatment of acne.
  • You may have to use it for a long time before your acne starts to improve. Be patient and keep using it every day.
  • Wash your skin with a mild cleanser and pat it dry before applying Clinch Lotion.
  • Apply it as a thin layer onto clean, dry, unbroken skin affected by acne.
  • It may cause minor burning, stinging or irritation when applied. Inform your doctor if this does not go away.
  • Avoid contact with your eyes, nose or mouth. Rinse it off with water if you accidentally get the cream in these areas.
  • If you think the area of skin you are treating has become more irritated and infected, you should stop using Clinch Lotion and consult your doctor.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Lincomycin
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
ANTI INFECTIVES
Action Class
Lincosamides

Patient Concerns

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Pimples problem . My skin is oily Now im have been useing ACNOF BAR for oily skin form last 2 year . I used lots of cream and gels for my pimples among that some are like clinch gel,betnovate-C ,pernol ac gel
Dr. Atul Jain
Dermatology
Use nadoxin gel at night over pimples and ahaglow face wash
Dos n donts to follow for healthy teeth
Dr. Bhawna Gautam
Preventive Dentistry
do not eat or drink extreme cold and hot thingsdo not brush your teeth with more pressuredo not clinch your teeth more oftendo's - do brush your teeth twice daily do warm saline rinses on a regular basis to make your guns healthy use a good mouthwash to make your tongue and mouth healthyclean your tongue dailygo for scaling once in every 6 monthschange your tooth brush in every 3 months
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FAQs

Q. How to use Clinch Lotion?

Before using Clinch Lotion, clean and dry the affected area. Gently and thoroughly massage it into the skin. Be careful not to get the medication in your eyes or mouth. If Clinch Lotion gets in your eyes accidentally, wash with plenty of water and call your doctor if your eyes are irritated.

Q. How long should I use Clinch Lotion?

Use Clinch Lotion for as long as your doctor tells you. You may have to use it for several months to clear your acne completely. Even the initial benefits may take several weeks to appear following which you shall be able to note a gradual but definite improvement. Usually, Clinch Lotion should be used for a maximum of 12 weeks. You may need to use more than one tube of Clinch Lotion during each course of treatment.

Q. What does Clinch Lotion do for acne?

Clinch Lotion treats and prevents acne by stopping the growth of bacteria (Propionibacterium acnes) which causes it. Acne is an extremely common skin condition. During adolescence, grease glands in the skin produce extra grease in response to normal amounts of sex hormones in the body which can cause blocked pores (i.e., blackheads). When this happens, the pores are invaded by bacteria. As a result, certain chemicals are produced which go into deeper parts of the skin to produce red spots filled with pus, called acne.

Q. Is Clinch Lotion effective?

Clinch Lotion is effective if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Do not stop taking it even if you see improvement in your condition. If you stop using Clinch Lotion too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.

Q. Can Clinch Lotion cause skin rash?

The common side effects of Clinch Lotion are irritation, swollen, pale red bumps and dryness. A scaly skin rash may occur rarely with the use of Clinch Lotion. You must consult your doctor if it bothers you.

Q. What precautions do I need to take while using Clinch Lotion?

Be careful not to get Clinch Lotion into your eyes or mouth. If you happen to get it in your eyes, rinse off with plenty of water immediately and contact your doctor. You must not use Clinch Lotion if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients. Tell your doctor if you notice any allergic reaction while using it for the first time. Inform your doctor if you are taking any medicines regularly, to prevent any allergic reaction with other medicines. Do not cover the area being treated with Clinch Lotion with a bandage, as this may increase absorption of this medicine and increase the side effects. Do not use more than what is recommended to relieve your symptoms faster. Using more than what is advised will only increase the side effects. Let your doctor know if you are planning to conceive. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should use Clinch Lotion only if prescribed by the doctor.

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T-Annexe', Plot no. 2, Opp. Harbinger Group & AUDI Pune, S. No. 45, Baner, Pune 411045
Country of Origin: India

MRP
192.5
Inclusive of all taxes
50 ml in 1 bottle
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