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Adapalene + Clindamycin

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Adapalene + Clindamycin Uses

Adapalene+Clindamycin is used in the treatment of acne.

How Adapalene + Clindamycin works

Adapalene + Clindamycin is a combination of two medicines: Adapalene and Clindamycin, which treats pimples (acne). Adapalene 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 is an antibiotic which works by penetrating into the skin and killing acne-causing bacteria.

Common side effects of Adapalene + Clindamycin

Dry skin, Erythema (skin redness), Skin peeling, Itching, Burning sensation at the site of application
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Last updated:
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Available Medicine for Adapalene + Clindamycin

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Acnesol ASystopic Laboratories Pvt Ltd
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Nilac AMicro Labs Ltd
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Nioclean ADKLM Laboratories Pvt Ltd
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Adaple-CWallace Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
2261 variant(s)
Femcinol-ADPDabur India Ltd
1911 variant(s)

Expert advice for Adapalene + Clindamycin

  • Apply it as a thin layer onto clean, dry, unbroken skin affected by acne.
  • Avoid getting it in your eyes or mouth. If this happens, rinse with water immediately.
  • Do not apply to broken, sunburnt or sensitive areas of skin. Inform your doctor if you notice unusual dryness, redness, and peeling of the skin.
  • It makes your skin more sensitive toward sunlight. Apply sunscreen or wear protective clothing while stepping out.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.

Frequently asked questions for Adapalene + Clindamycin

Adapalene + Clindamycin

Q. Can I use Adapalene+Clindamycin as a spot treatment (for single pimple)?

It is not a spot treatment and should not be used to treat a single pimple. Adapalene+Clindamycin should be applied to the entire face. Using it everyday can treat your acne.

Q. How long does Adapalene+Clindamycin take to work?

It may take up to 2-3 weeks before your symptoms improve. Adapalene+Clindamycin may take some time to deliver significant results. Use the medicine as directed and let your doctor know if your symptoms do not improve or get worse.

Q. Will Adapalene+Clindamycin be more effective if I overuse it?

No, do not overuse Adapalene+Clindamycin. It can cause over-absorption of the medicine into the body and cause severe diarrhea. If you are experiencing increased severity of your symptoms, please consult your doctor for re-evaluation.


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