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What is Tretinoin–Clindamycin used for?

Tretinoin–Clindamycin topical gel is used to treat acne. It is a combination medication composed of a retinoid (Tretinoin) and an antibiotic (Clindamycin). It works by killing the bacteria that cause acne. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

What is the recommended dosage of Tretinoin–Clindamycin?

The dosage of Tretinoin–Clindamycin prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.

Wash your hands before and after applying Tretinoin–Clindamycin gel. Do not apply this medicine to sunburned, dry, or broken skin.

What if you miss a dose of Tretinoin–Clindamycin?

If your physician has instructed or directed you to apply Tretinoin–Clindamycin medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, apply it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.

What if you overdose on Tretinoin–Clindamycin?

Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Tretinoin–Clindamycin, seek medical attention immediately.

What other drugs could interact with Tretinoin–Clindamycin?

It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Tretinoin–Clindamycin.

Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Tretinoin–Clindamycin, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.

Tretinoin–Clindamycin can interact with topical erythromycin products.

Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.

What are the side effects of Tretinoin–Clindamycin?

Like other medicines, Tretinoin–Clindamycin can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Tretinoin–Clindamycin are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.

It is pertinent to note that side effects of Tretinoin–Clindamycin cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Tretinoin–Clindamycin develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.

Tretinoin–Clindamycin can cause side effects such as skin redness, dryness, itching, peeling, burning, and stinging. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are using Tretinoin–Clindamycin.

What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Tretinoin–Clindamycin?

Is it possible for me to use Tretinoin–Clindamycin with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I use Tretinoin–Clindamycin?
What are the possible drug interactions of Tretinoin–Clindamycin?
How will Tretinoin–Clindamycin work in my body?
How should Tretinoin–Clindamycin be used?
How to reduce the risk of Tretinoin–Clindamycin drug interactions and side effects?

Note

The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Tretinoin–Clindamycin is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.

 

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