Clindacin Plus Gel(Clindamycin and Tretinoin )

Therapeutic Group: Skin

Presentation

Clindacin plus gel: Each gram gel contains Clindamycinb Phosphate BP equivalent to Clindamycin 12 mg and Tretinoin BP 0.25 mg.

Description

Clindamycin is a lincosamide antibiotic used in the treatment of infections caused by susceptible microorganisms. Clindamycin is a semisynthetic antibiotic derived from lincomycin. It has antiacne and antibacterial activity. It binds with the 50s subunit of the bacterial ribosome and inhibits the early stage of protein synthesis. It is highly potent against gram positive and anaerobic bacteria.

Tretinoin is a retinoid that is commonly used to treat acne vulgaris. It decreases cohesiveness of follicular epithelial cells with decreased microcomedo formation. Additionally, tretinoin stimulates mitotic activity and increased turnover of follicular epithelial cells causing extrusion of the comedones.

Microbiology: Aerobic gram-positive cocci, including: Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus epidermidis (penicillinase and non-penicillinase producing strains), Streptococci, Pneumococci. Anaerobic gram-negative bacilli, including: Bacteroides species, Fusobacterium species. Anaerobic gram-positive non-spore forming bacilli, including: Propionibacterium species, Eubacterium species, Actinomyces species. Anaerobic and microaerophilic gram-positive cocci, including: Peptococcus species, Peptostreptococcus species, Microaerophilic streptococci, C. perfringes.

Indications

Clindacin plus gel is indicated in the treatment of acne vulgaris.

Dosage & Administration

At first wash the face or affected area gently with warm water or soap.
Clindacin plus gel: When the skin is completely dried (about 30 minutes later) apply a pea-size amount of Clindacin plus gel to your fingertip and spread it over your face once daily preferably at bed time. Treatment should be continued for 12 weeks or as directed by the physician.
Eye, lip or nose contact should be avoided while applying Clindacin plus gel.

Side Effects

Side effects are usually rare. Possible side-effects may includes skin rash, itching, oily skin, dryness, erythema, burning, change in skin color, diarrhea, colitis, GI disturbance etc.

Precautions

Clindacin plus gel is not for oral, ophthalmic, or Intravaginal use.
Avoid exposure to sunlight and sunlamps. Wear sunscreen daily.

Use in Pregnancy & Lactation

Pregnancy: There is no adequate data for safe use in pregnancy. Animal studies showed no adverse effects on the fetus.
Lactation: It is not known that whether Clindamycin or tretinoin excreted through breast milk following topical administration. However, Clindacin plus gel can be used during lactation with caution.