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Clindamycin + Nicotinamide

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Clindamycin + Nicotinamide Uses

Clindamycin+Nicotinamide is used in the treatment of acne.

How Clindamycin + Nicotinamide works

Clindamycin + Nicotinamide is a combination of two medicines: Clindamycin and Nicotinamide, which treats pimples (acne). Clindamycin is an antibiotic which works by penetrating into the skin and killing acne-causing bacteria. Nicotinamide is a form of vitamin B. It exerts anti-inflammatory effects when applied to the skin and reduces swelling, redness and tenderness associated with acne.

Common side effects of Clindamycin + Nicotinamide

Dry skin, Erythema (skin redness), Itching, Burning sensation, Worsening of acne
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Expert advice for Clindamycin + Nicotinamide

  • Clindamycin + Nicotinamide may take several weeks to show its action. Keep using it as suggested by your doctor.
  • Wash your skin with a mild cleanser and pat it dry before applying Clindamycin + Nicotinamide.
  • 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.
  • It makes your skin more sensitive toward sunlight. Wear protective clothing or use sunscreen while stepping out.

Frequently asked questions for Clindamycin + Nicotinamide

Clindamycin + Nicotinamide

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

No, do not overuse Clindamycin+Nicotinamide. 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.

Q. What are the recommended instructions for the storage and disposal of Clindamycin+Nicotinamide?

Keep this medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

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

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

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

It may take up to 2-3 weeks before your symptoms improve. Clindamycin+Nicotinamide 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.

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