Compounded clindamycin cream is prescribed to treat acne in adults and children as young as 12. The antibacterial properties of clindamycin can help reduce the number of acne lesions and inhibit less severe forms of acne such as blackheads and whiteheads from worsening. MintRx clindamycin cream contains a base of soothing aloe and Vitamin E to help prevent irritation. It may be applied to the face, chest, back and other areas as directed by your physician. This cream is custom-made for your unique needs.
Custom Compounded Clindamycin Cream For Acne Treatment
Clindamycin cream is a topical antibiotic only available with a prescription. Some of the ways Clindamycin helps reduce the severity of acne include:
- Attacking Propionibacterium Acnes (P acnes), the bacteria that causes acne vulgaris
- Decreasing the amount of fatty acids that are found in sebum, an oily substance secreted by the skin's sebaceous glands
- Reducing inflammation to inhibit worsening or spreading of the current breakout
How Long Does It Take for Clindamycin To Work?
Acne improvement with clindamycin is usually noticeable in about 6-12 weeks. Clindamycin cannot cure acne so it's important to continue to use the cream as prescribed. Stopping treatment early can reverse the progress that has been made.
What Is Compounded Medicine?
Compounded medications include the same active ingredients as commercial medicines but each batch is custom-made for each person. For example, a medication that is only available as a tablet may be offered in a compounded oral solution, a dissolvable troche, a candy or a topical cream. Hospitals and other medical facilities use compounded medicine every day.
Advantages of custom-compounded clindamycin acne cream from MintRx include a lower price than the "off the shelf" product and the balance of ingredients can be tailored to fit your exact needs.
Clindamycin is a broad-spectrum antibiotic medicine that is available in other forms and strengths to treat infections in the lungs, vagina and on the skin including staphylococcal.
If you are interested in clindamycin for a condition other than acne, ask us!
This product is custom-made by expert compounding pharmacists. MintRx is a US certified pharmacy and is accredited by the Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board (PCAB). These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Please consult your physician before starting any exercise or nutritional supplement program before using this or any products if you are pregnant or have a serious medical condition.
Keep all medicines out of the reach and sight of children. Store in a cool, dry place, away from direct heat and light.
CONSUMER INFORMATION USE AND DISCLAIMER This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take this medicine or any other medicine. Only the healthcare provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for a specific patient. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about this medicine. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to this medicine. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from the healthcare provider. You must talk with the healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using this medicine.
Topical clindamycin is only for use on the skin. Do not swallow the medication, and do not get the medication in your eyes, nose, mouth, or vagina. If you do get the medication in your eyes, nose, or mouth, or on broken skin, rinse it out with plenty of cool water. Your medication will probably come with directions for use. Read these directions and follow them carefully. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions about how to apply topical clindamycin. Shake the lotion well before each use to mix the medication evenly.
Before using topical clindamycin tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to
- lincomycin (Lincocin), or any other medications
Tell your doctor and pharmacist what prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products you are taking or plan to take.
Be sure to mention erythromycin (E.E.S., E-Mycin, Erythrocin, others) and any other medications that are applied to the skin.
Your doctor may need to change the doses of your medications or monitor you carefully for side effects.
Tell your doctor if you have or have ever had inflammatory bowel disease (IBD; condition in which all or part of the lining of the intestine is swollen, irritated, or has sores) or severe diarrhea caused by an antibiotic. Your doctor may tell you not to use topical clindamycin.
Tell your doctor if you have or have ever had:
- eczema (sensitive skin that often becomes itchy or irritated) or allergies.
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding. If you become pregnant while using topical clindamycin, call your doctor. If you are having surgery, including dental surgery, tell the doctor or dentist that you are using topical clindamycin. You should know that abrasive or medicated soaps and skin products that contain alcohol may make the side effects of topical clindamycin worse.
Talk to your doctor about the skin care products you plan to use during your treatment with topical clindamycin.
Topical clindamycin may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:
- dry or peeling skin
- itching or burning
- skin redness of skin
- oily skin
- new pimples or blemishes