Adapalene + Clindamycin is a combination of two medicines: Adapalene + Clindamycin1 and Adapalene + Clindamycin2, which treats pimples (acne). Adapalene + Clindamycin1 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. Adapalene + Clindamycin2 is an antibiotic which works by penetrating into the skin and killing acne-causing bacteria.
Q. Can I use Clindapene as a spot treatment (for single pimple)?
It is not a spot treatment and should not be used to treat a single pimple. Clindapene should be applied to the entire face. Using it everyday can treat your acne.
Q. How long does Clindapene take to work?
It may take up to 2-3 weeks before your symptoms improve. Clindapene 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 Clindapene be more effective if I overuse it?
No, do not overuse Clindapene. 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.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 4th Nov 2019. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.