Veltin Gel

Generic Name: Clindamycin

  • What is Veltin Gel?

    Veltin 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 Veltin Gel?

    Veltin is for external use only. Do not use it in your eyes, mouth, vagina, or lips.

    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 Veltin Gel?

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

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

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

  • 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 pea-sized amount of the gel to the affected area(s) once a day.

  • How should I take Veltin Gel?

    Apply Veltin as prescribed by your doctor. Veltin is usually used in the evening. Wash your face gently with a mild soap, rinse with warm water, and pat your skin dry. Apply a pea-sized amount of Veltin onto your fingertip and gently spread the gel over the affected areas. Do not apply the medication more than one time each day. Also, do not use too much medication because it may irritate your skin.

  • What should I avoid while taking Veltin Gel?

    Do not use Veltin in your eyes, mouth, vagina, or lips.

    Do not excessively expose your skin to the sun, wind, or cold to prevent further irritation. Use a sunscreen if needed.

    Do not use harsh soaps or cleansers, as they may increase your skin irritation.

  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Veltin Gel?

    If Veltin is used with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Veltin with erythromycin-containing products.

  • What are the possible side effects of Veltin Gel?

    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, skin irritation, sunburn

  • Can I receive Veltin Gel if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

    The effects of Veltin 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 Veltin Gel?

    If you miss a dose of Veltin, 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 Veltin Gel?

    Store at room temperature.