Do i apply clindamycin or tretinoin first?

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By Beth Gillette

Can I apply clindamycin after tretinoin?

Avoid washing treated skin or applying other skin products for at least 1 hour after applying this medicine. Avoid using other medications on the areas you treat with clindamycin and tretinoin topical unless your doctor tells you to.

How do you use tretinoin and clindamycin gel?

Apply just enough medicine to lightly cover the affected areas, and rub it in gently but well. A pea-sized amount is enough to cover the whole face. You should not wash your face too often, 2 or 3 times a day is enough. Washing your face too often may dry your skin and make the acne worse.

When should I take tretinoin and clindamycin?

It reduces the amount of oil released by oil glands in your skin, and helps your skin renew itself more quickly. Clindamycin and tretinoin is a combination medicine used to treat severe nodular acne in adults and children who are at least 12 years old.

Can you layer retinol and clindamycin?

Clindamycin and retinoids are often prescribed together to treat mild to moderate acne. This is because topical clindamycin slows down the growth of bacteria and reduces inflammation, while retinoids repair skin damage and discoloration caused by acne lesions.

How to layer tretinoin and clindamycin?

At bedtime, the face should be gently washed with a mild soap and warm water. After patting the skin dry, apply clindamycin phosphate and tretinoin gel as a thin layer over the entire face (excluding the eyes and lips).

What should you not use after using tretinoin cream?

Unless your doctor tells you otherwise, it is especially important to avoid using the following skin products on the same area as tretinoin: Any other topical acne product or skin product containing a peeling agent (eg, benzoyl peroxide, resorcinol, salicylic acid, or sulfur).

Can you layer clindamycin and tretinoin together?

Combination clindamycin phosphate and tretinoin gel was found to be more efficacious than monotherapy of either drug or its vehicle for acne, including inflammatory acne, and has a greater onset of action than either drug alone.

Can I use clindamycin in the morning and retinol at night?

Answer: Acne treatment

Some of the side effects for many topical medications for acne include redness, irritation, burning sensation, and peeling. In order to minimize side effects, I recommend using Retin-A gel/cream at night and clindamycin topical medication in the morning.

How long until clindamycin is absorbed?

After oral administration clindamycin is absorbed quickly and almost completely (>90%). The absorption is not affected by food. The peak plasma concentration is achieved within approximately 45 minutes after oral administration.

How long after applying clindamycin can I put on moisturizer?

Apply your clindamycin formula and wait a few minutes for your skin to absorb the product fully. At Nava MD, our formulas have moisturizer included, but if you’re using another clindamycin formulation you’ll want to moisturize now.1.

  • Heart medications like amiodarone (Pacerone) and verapamil.
  • Heartburn medications like cimetidine (Tagamet HB)
  • Antibiotics like clarithromycin.
  • Antifungal medications like itraconazole (Sporanox)
  • Antiviral medications like ritonavir (Norvir)

What should topical clindamycin not be mixed with?

You should not use clindamycin and tretinoin topical if you are also taking another antibiotic called erythromycin, or using other skin medications that contain erythromycin.

How do you layer clindamycin?

Our dermatologists recommend applying clindamycin lotion after moisturizer to reduce irritation. To make the topical solution easier to spread, try dotting it onto the skin before rubbing it into the entire affected area. If your skin is dry, you can follow with another layer of moisturizer.

Should I use clindamycin in the morning and tretinoin at night?

Use only a pea-sized amount of clindamycin and tretinoin topical. Apply to your entire face every night at bedtime. Do not wash your face more than 3 times daily while using this medication. Washing more often or scrubbing your face when you wash it can make your acne worse.

Can I use clindamycin in the morning and adapalene at night?

It is recommended to use ADAPALENE+CLINDAMYCIN at night and other products in the morning. However, please consult a doctor before using any other medicines or products with ADAPALENE+CLINDAMYCIN.

Can I put clindamycin on in the morning?

It is usually applied twice a day, in the morning and evening. To help you remember to use clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide gel, apply it at around the same times every day. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand.

What medications should not be taken with clindamycin?

The metabolism of Clindamycin can be decreased when combined with Atazanavir. The risk or severity of adverse effects can be increased when Clindamycin is combined with Atorvastatin. The risk or severity of neuromuscular blockade can be increased when Clindamycin is combined with Atracurium.

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