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Composition for WEGAMYCIN

Clindamycin(1% w/w),Niacinamide(4% w/w)

food interaction for WEGAMYCIN

alcohol interaction for WEGAMYCIN

pregnancy interaction for WEGAMYCIN

lactation interaction for WEGAMYCIN

Avoid Wegamycin gel with fiber-rich food such as wheat, corn, rice bran, avacado and papaya.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Wegamycin gel may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Either animal studies have shown adverse effect on fetus and there are no human studies or studies in human and animals are not available. It should be given only if potential benefits justifies risk to the fetus. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.


Clindamycin(1% w/w)


Clindamycin is used to treat certain bacterial infections including infections of the lungs, skin, blood, female reproductive organs, and internal organs. 

How it works

Clindamycin belongs to class of medications called lincosamide antibiotics. Clindamycin inhibits bacterial protein synthesis, thereby stopping bacterial growth.

Common side effects

Vomiting, Nausea, Joint pain, Difficulty in swallowing, Heartburn, Vaginal discharge, Vaginal irritation, Vaginal swelling, Vaginal itching, White spots in the mouth, White patches on the tongue, White spots in the throat
Niacinamide(4% w/w)


To treat Hartnup disease (light sensitive skin rashes), inflammatory skin disease, vitamin deficiency, anxiety and Alzheimer’s disease (disorder that causes mental confusion and forgetfulness). It is also used in combination with intravenous vitamin C therapy for cancer.

How it works

Niacinamide as a nutritional supplement is necessary for tissue respiration, glucose production, lipid, amino acid, protein, and purine metabolism in the body. Niacinamide at higher doses lowers blood levels of cholesterol and triglyceride.

Common side effects

Nausea, Portal vein fibrosis, Blockade of portal blood vessels, Dry hair, Headache, Heartburn, Hepatobiliary disorder, Liver toxicity, Sore throat, Stiffness of face, Disorientation, Fatigue


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Expert advice for WEGAMYCIN

  • If you get diarrhea that is watery or bloody, stop using this medicine and call your doctor.
  • If you are taking birth control pills while taking clindamycin take a secondary measure of birth control. Please consult your doctor regarding the same.
  • Consult your doctor if you have or have ever had asthma, allergies, eczema (sensitive skin that often becomes itchy or irritated) or kidney or liver disease.
  • Consult your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding, if you become pregnant while taking clindamycin, call your doctor.

Frequently asked questions for WEGAMYCIN


Q. Is clindamycin/Clindac/Dalacin a steroid, sulfa drug, cephalosporin, or a penicillin?
Clindamycin belongs to a group of antibiotics called lincosamide antibiotics. Clindamycin is not a cephalosporin, penicillin, or a sulpha drug and does not contain sulpha.
Q. Is clindamycin good for strep throat, urinary tract infection, sinus infection, sore throat, bladder infection, yeast infection, bacterial vaginosis and ear infection?
Clindamycin can be used to treat strep throat, sore throat, sinus infection, bladder infection, yeast infection, bacterial vaginosis and ear infection. Clindamycin can be used but is not the first choice of drug for urinary tract infection.
Q. Is clindamycin safe?
Clindamycin is relatively safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is clindamycin over-the-counter drug?
Clindamycin is not an over the counter drug. It is a prescription drug.
Q. Can I take clindamycin with Advil (ibuprofen), tramadol, Benadryl, and Suboxone (buprenorphine and naloxone)?
Clindamycin may be taken with ibuprofen, tramadol, Benadryl and Suboxone. Always consult your doctor before use.
Q. Can I take 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, clindamycin cream may cause thrush with prolonged use or if you are prone to fungal infections.


Content on this page was last updated on 25 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)