Clindamycin and Tretinoin - Drug Information

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General Information on Clindamycin and Tretinoin

Generic Name : Clindamycin and Tretinoin

Pronunciation : klin da MYE sin TRET i noyn

Latest prescription information about Clindamycin and Tretinoin. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y41.8 | Therapeutic Classification : Anti- Infectives

Trade Names/Brand Names of Clindamycin and Tretinoin

International- Ziana, Veltin.

Why is Clindamycin and Tretinoin Prescribed? (Indications)

This combination medication contains antibiotic and retinoid, prescribed for acne. Tretinoin reduces the amount of oil released by oil glands.

When should Clindamycin and Tretinoin not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with stomach or bowel inflammation, and hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category C :

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus and there are no appropriate studies in pregnant women, but potential benefits may allow the use of the drug in pregnant women despite the potential for risks.

What is the dosage of Clindamycin and Tretinoin?

Topical- Apply over the face at bedtime.

How should Clindamycin and Tretinoin be taken?

It comes as gel to apply topically, as directed by your physician.

What are the warnings and precautions for Clindamycin and Tretinoin?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of open wound, sunburn, or damaged skin, eczema, high white blood cell counts, stomach or bowel problems, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Avoid exposure to sunlight.
For external use only; avoid contact with eyes.

What are the side effects of Clindamycin and Tretinoin?

Redness of the skin, scaling, itching, burning, and stinging.

What are the other precautions for Clindamycin and Tretinoin?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions of Clindamycin and Tretinoin?

Store at 25C. Protect from light. Protect from freezing.

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