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Clindac A 1% Gel


Overview

Introduction

Clindac A 1% Gel 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.

Clindac A 1% Gel 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), 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 Clindac A Gel

Side effects of Clindac A Gel

Common
  • Dryness
  • Skin irritation
  • Skin rash

How to use Clindac A Gel

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 gel. Wash your hands after applying, unless hands are the affected area.

How Clindac A Gel works

Clindac A 1% Gel 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
Clindac A 1% Gel 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
Clindac A 1% Gel 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 Clindac A Gel?

If you miss a dose of Clindac A 1% Gel, 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.

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Quick Tips

  • You have been prescribed Clindac A 1% Gel 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 Clindac A 1% Gel.
  • 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 Clindac A 1% Gel and consult your doctor.

Patient Concerns

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Dark spots, acne and skin treatment
Dr. Banashree Majumdar
Skin Specialist
Clindac A gel twice daily application
I have a problem with the acne on my face. I use to do regular face wash and also use some natural remedy but still I have so many pimples on my face. What to do now?
Dr. Atul Jain
Skin Specialist
Clindac a gel at night over pimples
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User Feedback


FAQs

Q. How long does should I use Clindac A?

Use Clindac A 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. Clindac A should usually be used for a maximum of 12 weeks. You may need to use more than one tube of Clindac A during each course of treatment.

Q. What does Clindac A do for acne?

Clindac A 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. Can the use of Clindac A cause diarrhea?

Yes, Clindac A may cause diarrhea or bloody diarrhea in few people. If the diarrhea becomes severe, Clindac A should be immediately stopped, and you should consult your doctor.

Q. Can Clindac A cause skin rash?

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

Q. What precautions are necessary while applying Clindac A?

Take care to avoid any contact with your eyes, insides of your nose and mouth. If you accidentally put Clindac A on these areas, wash them straight away with plenty of cool water.

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