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Clindamycin/Tretinoin Topical Gel (CLINDAMYCIN/TRETINOIN GEL - TOPICAL)

For acne.

Brand Name(s): Veltin, Ziana

Generic Name: Clindamycin/Tretinoin

Instructions

Instructions

DO NOT take this medicine by mouth.

Gently clean the affected area with a mild, soapless cleanser and pat dry before using this medicine.

Apply the medicine to the affected area.

Do not cover the area after applying the medicine.

Keep the medicine at room temperature. Avoid heat and direct light.

Please ask your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist how to discard unused medicines safely.

This medicine should only be used on the skin.

Do not use any other acne medicines on your skin while using this medicine unless instructed by your doctor.

Avoid getting the medicine in the eyes, nose, or mouth. Wash the medicine off your fingers after applying it.

Gently rub the medicine into area until evenly spread.

Avoid prolonged or excessive sunlight exposure. Use sunscreen lotion with SPF 15 or higher.

Wash your hands before and after handling this medicine.

Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth after handling the medicine.

If medicine gets in your eyes, rinse well with cool water.

Avoid long exposure to extreme weather such as wind, cold, or the sun.

Skin irritation and redness are common after each treatment. This usually improves after 2 to 4 weeks.

Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all your medicines. Include prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal medicines.

Do not freeze the medicine.

This medicine is flammable. Do not use it near heaters, open flame or while smoking. Do not crush, puncture, or burn container.

Cautions

Cautions

Some patients taking this medicine have experienced serious side effects. Please speak with your doctor to understand the risks and benefits associated with this medicine.

Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine.

Do not use the medication any more than instructed.

It is unknown if this medicine passes into breast milk. Ask your doctor before breastfeeding.

During pregnancy, this medicine should be used only when clearly needed. Talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits.

Please tell all your doctors and dentists that you are on this medicine before they provide care.

Do not share this medicine with anyone who has not been prescribed this medicine.

You may need to increase the dose gradually to reduce the risk of side effects. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully.

Seek medical attention if you see any signs of a serious infection. These signs include pain, increasing redness or pus where this medicine is being used.

Side Effects

Side Effects

The following is a list of some common side effects from this medicine. Please speak with your doctor about what you should do if you experience these or other side effects.

  • burning or stinging
  • diarrhea
  • dry skin
  • itching
  • red, burning, or itchy skin

Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you notice any of these more serious side effects:

  • severe, watery or bloody diarrhea
  • blistering or peeling of the skin
  • crusting or scabbing skin
  • increased risk of sunburn

A few people may have an allergic reaction to this medicine. Symptoms can include difficulty breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness. If you notice any of these symptoms, seek medical help quickly.

Please speak with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist if you have any questions about this medicine.

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