Clindamycin is used in the treatment of bacterial infections. It is used in infections of the skin such as acne (Pimples), abdomen, bone, skin, heart and soft tissues. It also used in post-operative infections.
Clinof Products side effects
Side Effects of Clinof are Diarrhea, Abnormal liver function tests, Abdominal pain.
Clindamycin 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.
Before using Clinof Gel, clean and dry the affected area. Gently and thoroughly massage it into the skin. Be careful not to get the medication in your eyes or mouth. If Clinof Gel gets in your eyes accidentally, wash with plenty of water and call your doctor if your eyes are irritated.
Q. How long should I use Clinof Gel?
Use Clinof Gel 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. Usually, Clinof Gel should be used for a maximum of 12 weeks. You may need to use more than one tube of Clinof Gel during each course of treatment.
Q. What does Clinof Gel do for acne?
Clinof Gel 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. Is Clinof Gel effective?
Clinof Gel is effective if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Do not stop taking it even if you see improvement in your condition. If you stop using Clinof Gel too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.
Q. Can Clinof Gel cause skin rash?
The common side effects of Clinof Gel are irritation, swollen, pale red bumps, and dryness. A scaly skin rash may occur rarely with the use of Clinof Gel. You must consult your doctor if it bothers you.
Q. What precautions do I need to take while using Clinof Gel?
Be careful not to get Clinof Gel into your eyes or mouth. If you happen to get it in your eyes, rinse off with plenty of water immediately and contact your doctor. You must not use Clinof Gel if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients. Tell your doctor if you notice any allergic reaction while using it for the first time. Inform your doctor if you are taking any medicines regularly, to prevent any allergic reaction with other medicines. Do not cover the area being treated with Clinof Gel with a bandage, as this may increase absorption of this medicine and increase the side effects. Do not use more than what is recommended to relieve your symptoms faster. Using more than what is advised will only increase the side effects. Let your doctor know if you are planning to conceive. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should use Clinof Gel only if prescribed by the doctor.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 10th Apr 2020. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.