Generic Name: Clindamycin

  • What is Clindagel?

    Clindagel is a topical gel (applied directly on the skin) that is used to treat acne.

  • What is the most important information I should know about Clindagel?

    Clindagel is for external use only.

    This medication can cause severe colitis (inflammation of the colon) and diarrhea. If you notice severe diarrhea, stop using this medication and tell your doctor immediately.

  • Who should not take Clindagel?

    Do not use Clindagel if you have a history of inflammatory disease of the colon or intestines, or inflammation of the colon with past antibiotic use.

    Do not use Clindagel if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients.

  • What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of Clindagel?

    Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Clindagel. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history, especially if you have allergies, other skin conditions, plan to have surgery with general anesthesia, or a history of inflammatory disease of the colon or intestines.

  • What is the usual dosage?

    The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your doctor uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your doctor may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your doctor's approval.

    Adults and children ≥12 years: Apply a thin layer of the gel to the affected area(s) once a day.

  • How should I take Clindagel?

    Apply Clindagel as prescribed by your doctor.

  • What should I avoid while taking Clindagel?

    Do not use more Clindagel gel than prescribed by your doctor.

  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Clindagel?

    If Clindagel is used with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is important to check with your doctor before combining Clindagel with any other medication.

  • What are the possible side effects of Clindagel?

    Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.

    Side effects may include: colitis, diarrhea, itching, peeling, stomach pain

  • Can I receive Clindagel if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

    The effects of Clindagel during pregnancy and breastfeeding are unknown. Tell your doctor immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

  • What should I do if I miss a dose of Clindagel?

    If you miss a dose of Clindagel, apply it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and return to your regular dosing schedule. Do not apply two doses at once.

  • How should I store Clindagel?

    Store at room temperature.