Clinacin 1% Gel 10 gm

Clinacin 1% Gel 10 gm is prescribed to treat various bacterial infections 

Clinacin 1% Gel 10 gm is commonly also prescribed to treat acne

Clinacin 1% Gel 10 gm contains clindamycin

A thin layer of ointment is to applied with clean hands,once or twice daily

10 grams of Clinacin 1% Gel 10 gm comes packaged in a travel friendly tube.Each tube is sold separately

 

Categories: ,
Type

Gel – Tube

Feature

1%

Unit

gm

Formula

Clindamycin

Composition

Clindamycin 1 %

Brand

Martin Dow

Prescription Required

Yes

How to use, Side effects, Uses, Formula & Composition

About

Clinacin 1% Gel 10 gm is prescribed, most commonly for the treatment of acne; it’s available as a gel that is meant to be applied on acne-affected skin areas. Clinacin 1% Gel 10 gm belongs to a group of antibiotics and is, therefore, able to reduce and prevent the proliferation of bacteria that lead to pimples and/or cysts that may lead to pain.

A thin layer of Clinacin 1% Gel 10 gm is to be applied on the skin with clean hands 1-2 times per day or as advised by the physician. Clinacin 1% Gel 10 gm is to be used under the care and supervision of a doctor and for a specified period only. Application/usage of Clinacin 1% Gel 10 gm is not be stopped abruptly as that may lead to a recurrence of the ailment, therefore, Clinacin 1% Gel 10 gm is gradually tapered off. Patients are advised to not stop using the Clinacin 1% Gel 10 gm once they see or feel an improvement in their symptoms, which is likely to occur 2-6 weeks after starting treatment with Clinacin 1% Gel 10 gm.

Mild side effects such as a stinging sensation or peeling off the skin may be felt at the time of application for a few days. Clinacin 1% Gel 10 gm is not considered safe to be prescribed to children under 12 years of age. Clinacin 1% Gel 10 gm should not be prescribed to patients with known sensitivity to Clinacin 1% Gel 10 gm or other antibacterial medications.

Indications

Clinacin 1% Gel 10 gm can be used to treat:

  • Acne

How Does Clinacin 1% Gel 10 gm Work

Clinacin 1% Gel 10 gm belongs to a group of antibiotics and is, therefore, able to reduce and proliferation of bacteria that lead to pimples and/or cysts that may lead to pain.

How To Use Clinacin 1% Gel 10 gm

A thin layer of Clinacin 1% Gel 10 gm is to be applied on the skin with clean hands 1-2 times per day or as advised by the physician. Clinacin 1% Gel 10 gm is to be used under the care and supervision of a doctor and for a specified period only. Application/usage of Clinacin 1% Gel 10 gm is not be stopped abruptly as that may lead to a recurrence of the ailment, therefore, Clinacin 1% Gel 10 gm is gradually tapered off. Patients are advised to not stop using the Clinacin 1% Gel 10 gm once they see or feel an improvement in their symptoms, which is likely to occur 2-6 weeks after starting treatment with Clinacin 1% Gel 10 gm.

Do not use a rough hand and just gently apply Clinacin 1% Gel 10 gm on the affected area. Clinacin 1% Gel 10 gm is not meant to be covered after application. Clinacin 1% Gel 10 gm may have a seal on top that needs to be removed or punctured before gel can be applied. Patients are advised to wash their hands after each application of Clinacin 1% Gel 10 gm.

Dosage

Adult Dosage

A thin film of Clinacin 1% Gel 10 gm is to be applied once or twice a day, as instructed by a physician.

Child Dosage

There isn’t enough evidence to suggest that Clinacin 1% Gel 10 gm is safe to be prescribed to individuals aged 12 years and younger, thereby; Clinacin 1% Gel 10 gm may be given under the care and supervision of a dermatologist after discussing it with the patient and their guardian. 

Elderly Dosage 

For patients aged 65 years and above, Clinacin 1% Gel 10 gm is prescribed only when necessary and under the care and supervision of a doctor. A small dose of Clinacin 1% Gel 10 gm is prescribed and for a limited number of days

Pregnancy Use And Lactation

There isn’t enough evidence to suggest that Clinacin 1% Gel 10 gm is safe to be prescribed to expectant or breastfeeding mothers, therefore, if you are pregnant or planning to start a family while undergoing treatment with Clinacin 1% Gel 10 gm, it’s best to consult a physician before applying any drug.

Contraindication

Please tell your doctor if you have a history of any of the following before using Clinacin 1% Gel 10 gm:

  • Allergic reaction to Clinacin 1% Gel 10 gm or any other drug or ingredient
  • Hair removing while undergoing treatment 
  • Ulcerative colitis 
  • Hay fever 
  • Atopic dermatitis 
  • Chronic asthma 

Precautions 

Please tell your doctor if you have a history of any of the following before using Clinacin 1% Gel 10 gm:

  • Dry skin 
  • Abraded or broken skin
  • Scarred skin 

Interactions With Other Medications

Please tell your doctor about the use of the following before using Clinacin 1% Gel 10 gm:

  • Harsh soaps and cleansers 
  • Astringents 
  • Alcohol 
  • Antiperistalsis drugs 

Adverse Effects

Common Adverse Effects

Like most medicines, Clinacin 1% Gel 10 gm has certain side effects which include:

  • Burning sensation
  • Peeling of skin 
  • Itchiness of the skin 
  • Dryness of skin

These effects tend to be mild and resolve in a few days of taking Clinacin 1% Gel 10 gm.

Rare Adverse Effects

If any of the following adverse effects are seen or felt, the patient is advised to immediately contact their doctor

  • Headache
  • Redness of the skin
  • Photosensitivity 
  • Diarrhea 

How To Cope With Some Of The Adverse Effects

  • Dryness- apply a moisturizer to the skin and wait for 10-15 minutes after which apply Clinacin 1% Gel 10 gm onto the skin. This will prevent skin from getting dry and flaky.
  • Redness Of The Skin- can be combated by applying a cold pack to the affected area.

FAQ’s

#1. How To Store Clinacin 1% Gel 10 gm?

Clinacin 1% Gel 10 gm is to be kept away from the reach of children, in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight and humidity as that tends to ruin certain drugs.

#2. Can I Take Clinacin 1% Gel 10 gm During My Pregnancy?

No, Clinacin 1% Gel 10 gm is deemed unsafe to be applied during pregnancy.

#3. What Are Common Side Effects Caused By Clinacin 1% Gel 10 gm?

  • Stinging 
  • Burning sensation 
  • Dryness 
  • Redness of the skin

#4. Is It Safe To Have Painkillers While Taking Clinacin 1% Gel 10 gm?

Yes. Over-the-counter painkillers such as paracetamol are safe to be ingested along with Clinacin 1% Gel 10 gm under the supervision of a doctor.

#5. Why Must I Protect My Skin From The Sun While Taking Clinacin 1% Gel 10 gm?

Clinacin 1% Gel 10 gm can make the skin susceptible to certain non-melanoma cancers of the lip and skin. Patients are advised to wear sunscreen along with hats and gloves whenever possible to protect themselves from sun damage.

#6. Is Clinacin 1% Gel 10 gm Safe TO Give To Elderly Patients?

Yes. This drug can be easily and safely prescribed to patients above 1 year of age. For elderly patients the dosage of the drug may be lower than normal due to decreased kidney function, Clinacin 1% Gel 10 gm may not be effectively removed from the body and so, in such cases, the doctor may prescribe an altered dose of the Clinacin 1% Gel 10 gm.

#7. How Is Clinacin 1% Gel 10 gm Supposed To Be Applied?

 A thin layer of Clinacin 1% Gel 10 gm is to be applied on the skin with clean hands 1-2 times per day or as advised by the physician. Do not use a rough hand and just gently apply Clinacin 1% Gel 10 gm on the affected area. Clinacin 1% Gel 10 gm is not meant to be covered after application if Clinacin 1% Gel 10 gm is being used on diaper rashes; caretakers are advised to loosely fasten diapers in such situations.

#8. What If I Miss A Dose Of Clinacin 1% Gel 10 gm?

If you miss a dose of the medication, make sure you take it as soon as possible on that same day. If you don’t remember you missed the dose until the next dosage time the or next day, do not double the dose and take your medication as per schedule.

#9. How Long Will I Have To Continue Taking The Medication?

Clinacin 1% Gel 10 gm is prescribed to be applied for 2-6 weeks or as advised by your doctor.