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Ingredient Name:

CLINDAMYCIN (klin-da-MYE-sin)

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Common Uses:

This medicine is an antibiotic used to treat acne. It may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Before Using This Medicine:

Some medicines and medical conditions may interact with medicine. INFORM YOUR DOCTOR OR PHARMACIST of all prescription and over-the-counter medicine that you are taking. Inform your doctor of any other medical conditions, allergies, pregnancy, or breastfeeding. USE OF THIS MEDICINE IS NOT RECOMMENDED if you have a history of certain stomach or bowel problems (such as enteritis, colitis, or severe diarrhea due to antibiotic use). Contact your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions or concerns about taking this medicine.

How to Use This Medicine:

Follow the directions for using this medicine provided by your doctor. SHAKE WELL before each use. Clean and dry the affected area. COVER THE AFFECTED and surrounding areas with a thin film of medicine. STORE THIS MEDICINE at room temperature in a tightly-closed container, away from heat and light. IF YOU MISS A DOSE OF THIS MEDICINE, use it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule.


DO NOT USE THIS MEDICINE if you have had an allergic reaction to it, to lincomycin, or to any ingredient in this product. SEVERAL WEEKS MAY PASS before you see improvement in your acne. Continue using this medicine for the full time recommended by your doctor. If your acne does not improve or gets worse, check with your doctor. DO NOT GET THIS MEDICINE in your eyes or on the inside of your nose or mouth. If you accidentally get the medicine in your eye, immediately flush with a large amount of cool tap water. DO NOT USE OTHER MEDICINES OR CLEANERS unless otherwise directed by your doctor. BEFORE YOU HAVE ANY MEDICAL OR DENTAL TREATMENTS, EMERGENCY CARE, OR SURGERY, tell the doctor or dentist that you are using this medicine. IF SEVERE DIARRHEA, STOMACH PAIN OR CRAMPING, OR BLOODY STOOLS DEVELOP during treatment or within several months after treatment with this medicine, check with your doctor or pharmacist right away. Do not treat it without first checking with your doctor. This may be a sign of a serious side effect. BEFORE YOU BEGIN TAKING ANY NEW MEDICINE, either prescription or over-the-counter, check with your doctor or pharmacist. FOR WOMEN: IF YOU PLAN ON BECOMING PREGNANT, discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using this medicine during pregnancy. IT IS UNKNOWN IF THIS MEDICINE IS EXCRETED in breast milk. DO NOT BREAST-FEED while using this medicine.

Possible Side Effects:

A SIDE EFFECT, that may go away during treatment, is dry skin. If it continues or is bothersome, check with your doctor. CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR AS SOON AS POSSIBLE if you experience skin rash; swelling, redness, burning, or peeling of your skin; stomach pain; or diarrhea. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist. This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your healthcare provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.


IF YOU SUSPECT YOU HAVE USED TOO MUCH of this medicine, contact your doctor or seek medical advice right away. This medicine may be harmful if swallowed.

Additional Information:

DO NOT SHARE THIS MEDICINE with others for whom it was not prescribed. DO NOT USE THIS MEDICINE for other health conditions. KEEP THIS MEDICINE out of the reach of children. IF USING THIS MEDICINE FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME, obtain refills before your supply runs out.

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