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How often use clindamycin lotion?
The foam and one brand of the gel (Clindagel®) are usually applied once a day. The solution, lotion, pledgets, and most brands of gel are applied twice a day. Apply topical clindamycin at around the same time(s) every day.
Can you use too much topical clindamycin?
Overdose symptoms include bloody or watery diarrhea, which may result if you absorb clindamycin topical through your skin by applying too much.
How often should you use clindamycin phosphate?
Use only a pea-sized amount of clindamycin and tretinoin topical. Apply to your entire face every night at bedtime. Do not wash your face more than 3 times daily while using this medication. Washing more often or scrubbing your face when you wash it can make your acne worse.
How do you use clindamycin phosphate lotion?
Wash affected area and gently pat dry. Shake well before use. Apply a thin layer of this medicine to the affected area as often as prescribed by your doctor or health care professional. Do not use this medicine near the eyes, nose, or mouth.
Can I put moisturizer over clindamycin?
Do not take clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide gel with moisturizer cream by mouth. Use on your skin only.
How long can you use clindamycin lotion?
Treatment with clindamycin (Cleocin-T) may take up to 8 to 12 weeks before you notice any improvement. You should continue using this medication for as long as your healthcare provider tells you to. If you don’t see any improvement after this time, your provider may give you other medications to help with your acne.
How long can I use topical clindamycin?
How long should you use topical clindamycin? Antibiotics are sometimes limited to three months of use to avoid the risk of bacterial resistance.
How long should I use clindamycin phosphate?
Precautions. If your acne does not improve within about 6 weeks, or if it becomes worse, check with your health care professional. However, treatment of acne may take up to 8 to 12 weeks before full improvement is seen.
Can I put moisturizer after clindamycin?
Follow all instructions closely. Do not take clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide gel with moisturizer cream by mouth. Use on your skin only.
Should I use moisturizer with clindamycin?
Before first use, you may need to follow certain steps to make sure you do not have an allergic reaction. Use clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide gel with moisturizer cream as you were told by the doctor or read the package label.
Can I use CeraVe with clindamycin?
Interactions between your drugs No interactions were found between benzoyl peroxide / clindamycin topical and CeraVe AM. This does not necessarily mean no interactions exist. Always consult your healthcare provider.