Clindagel (Clindamycin Phosphate) Customer Reviews


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Topical clindamycin is utilized for the treatment of acne. Clindamycin belongs to a category of pharmaceuticals known as lincomycin antibiotics. Its mechanism of action involves the inhibition or suppression of bacterial growth responsible for acne, while concurrently reducing inflammation.

Uses and Dosage

Topical clindamycin is available in multiple forms, including foam, gel, solution, lotion, and pledget, all intended for application onto the skin. The foam and certain gel brands are typically applied once daily, while the solution, lotion, pledgets, and most gel brands are applied twice daily.

Administer topical clindamycin at consistent times each day. Follow the prescribed directions precisely, without applying more or less of the medication or using it more frequently than instructed by your doctor.

Topical clindamycin is exclusively meant for use on the skin and should not be ingested. Avoid contact with the eyes, nose, mouth, or vagina. In case of accidental contact with these areas or broken skin, promptly rinse with an ample amount of cool water.

Your medication will likely be accompanied by specific usage instructions. Thoroughly read and comply with these guidelines. If you have any inquiries regarding the application of topical clindamycin, consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Before each use, ensure that the lotion is well-shaken to achieve a homogeneous mixture.

The pledgets are designed for single use only. Refrain from removing a pledget from its foil pouch until you are ready to apply it. Dispose of each pledget after using it once.

Be aware that the foam formulation may be flammable. Exercise caution by avoiding open flames and refraining from smoking while applying the foam and for a brief period thereafter.

Side Effects

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention:

  • dry or peeling skin
  • itching or burning skin
  • redness of skin
  • oily skin
  • new pimples or blemishes
  • headache

Inform your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any serious side effects:

  • diarrhea
  • watery or bloody stools
  • stomach cramps


Prior to initiating clindamycin usage, inform your doctor or pharmacist about any known allergies to clindamycin, lincomycin, or other substances. This product may contain inactive components that could trigger allergic reactions or other complications.

Before commencing treatment with this medication, disclose your medical history to your doctor or pharmacist, particularly if you have a history of chronic asthma or hay fever, intestinal diseases such as ulcerative colitis, enteritis, or C. difficile-associated diarrhea.

Inform your doctor if you are pregnant before initiating the use of this medication.

The passage of the medication contained in this product into breast milk is currently unknown. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Form and Strength

Clindagel is available in the following forms and strengths:

  • Clindagel topical gel:

    • 1%


How long does it take for Clindagel to work?

Treatment of acne may take up to 8 to 12 weeks before full improvement is seen.

Can you put Clindagel on your face?

Yes, just avoid contact with your eyes and mouth.



Additional information

Generic name:

Clindamycin Phosphate


Topical Gel



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