Cleocin gel is a topical lincomycin antibiotic. Its main component is clindamycin phosphate.
Cleocin gel is used in the treatment of severe acne. Sebaceous glands are small glands that are attached to hair follicles. These glands are responsible for the production of oil to prevent the skin from drying out. This oil is known as sebum. In certain instances, the glands produce too much sebum. This sebum combines with other particles and block the follicles in the skin. This allows bacteria to infect the blocked follicles causing nodules, pustules, and cysts.
Cleocin reduces these lesions caused by acne. It works by killing the bacteria that is responsible for the pimples and growths on the skin. This medication also diminishes the amount of free fatty acids that are present on the skin’s surface. This reduces the irritation that is caused to the skin.
Get advice from a healthcare expert to see if Cleocin gel may have any other benefits for you.
It is important to stick to the instructions have been provided to you by your doctor. You should avoid using Cleocin gel in amounts that are more or less than what you have been instructed.
Cleocin gel needs to be applied on to the surface of the skin.
It is recommended that Cleocin gel is applied to the affected areas twice a day.
It may take several weeks before results begin to show. Do not discontinue this medication without talking to your doctor.
There may be certain adverse effects that can be experienced when using Cleocin gel. A few of the side effects that may manifest when you use Cleocin gel are:
Burning sensation on the skin
Itching of the skin
Dryness of the skin
Manifestation of rash on the skin
Excess oiliness of the skin
Flaking or peeling of the dermis
If you have had any of these side effects, contact a medical authority as soon as possible.
Tell your medical attendant have become are carrying a child and have been advised to use Cleocin gel. Do not begin breastfeeding until you have received permission from your doctor.
You should not use Cleocin gel if there have been any aversive responses to any of the elements present in Cleocin gel.
There are certain pre-existing medical conditions that are not compatible with this medication. Do not take Cleocin gel if you have Crohn’s disease or colitis.
Inform your doctor if you are taking any muscle relaxants or succinylcholine. These substances may increase the chance of developing side effects associated with Cleocin gel.
Tell your doctor if you are taking erythromycin. This treatment can decrease the effectiveness of Cleocin gel.
Inform your doctor if you are suffering from or have been diagnosed with a digestive disorder. You should also tell your physician if you are suffering from unusual bowel movements.
It is recommended that you do not use other skin products, medicated or otherwise, while using Cleocin gel. They may negatively interact with this medication.
You should notify a health expert about any prescribed or self-prescribed treatments that you may currently be dosing yourself with. You should also let a medical expert know about the natural vitamins you may be adding to your diet.