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Cleocin T is a topical antibiotic lotion used in the treatment of acne and the prevention of outbreaks. Cleocin T works to reduce surface fatty acids on the skin and the production of proteins, actions that help to prohibit acne. Cleocin T antibiotic properties stop the growth of bacteria, a leading cause of outbreaks, and can decrease the number of acne lesions. Cleocin T comes in an easy to dispense 60mL squeeze bottle.
Other versions of Cleocin T include a topical gel, topical solution, or topical solution medicated pledget. Our team at Nurx cannot prescribe and deliver Cleocin T, but can offer the generic equivalent Clindamycin for as low as $0 with insurance or as little as $20 without insurance. To learn more about acne treatment from Nurx, click here.
- How is Cleocin T Used?
Cleocin T will give you the best results when you follow directions and use your medication regularly. Cleocin T is a twice-daily, easy to use lotion for the treatment of acne and to control or stop future outbreaks.
Before applying your medication, clean and thoroughly dry the areas that are being treated. Shake the bottle well just before using and dispense a small amount at a time. Apply a thin layer of medication to the area twice a day. Try using it in the morning after waking up and just before bed, so you establish a routine and don't forget to apply your medication.
Avoid getting Cleocin T in your eyes, nose, or mouth, and rinse well with cool water if you do. Avoid using Cleocin T around areas of broken skin to avoid irritation or adverse reaction. Be sure to wash your hands after each use.
Store Cleocin T like any other medication and keep it out of the reach of children. Avoid freezing your medication and keep it stored at an ideal room temperature of 68-77 degrees.
- Is Cleocin T Easy to Get?
Cleocin T is available at most pharmacies with a prescription. Your medication may be covered by insurance, so it's always a good idea to check with your provider to see if they will cover all or part of the cost of your medication.
We here at Nurx can prescribe the generic version of Cleocin T, Clindamycin Phosphate lotion, at a significantly reduced cost. Talk to one of our medical providers today to find out how you can get your medication at a lower cost than the brand name with no sacrifice in quality or effectiveness.
- What Precautions Should I Take Before Using Cleocin T?
For people diagnosed with colitis, Cleocin T may cause adverse side effects and worsen your condition. Let your Nurx medical provider know if you have a history of colitis or if you experience abdominal pain or persistent diarrhea. If you know when your Cleocin T treatment is expected to start, avoid anti-diarrheal medications to help avoid adverse reactions.
Cleocin T may not be right for those who have had reactions to other medications containing clindamycin or lincomycin. Although serious allergic reactions are rare and unlikely, they can occur. Get medical attention right away if you experience rash, severe itching or swelling of the face, tongue, or throat. Severe dizziness or trouble breathing can also indicate allergic reactions; get help if these happen.
Let your Nurx medical provider know if you have asthma or hay fever or if you're pregnant or nursing. Our medical team can determine if Cleocin T is right for you or recommend an alternative medication or treatment.
- Are There Any Known Side Effects?
As with any medication, side effects may occur. Some side effects may take longer than others to fade, but be sure to let your doctor know if symptoms persist or worsen.
For most people, Cleocin T is safe and effective, and its side effects are few. The most common side effect from Cleocin T is skin dryness or oiliness. Redness, burning, or peeling may occur, though they are less common.
In rare cases, abdominal pain or cramping was reported. Blood or mucus in the stool is also a rare reaction, though if you suffer any of these effects, stop your medication and alert your medical provider.
- Can I Take Cleocin T With Other Medications?
Cleocin T can enhance the effects of neuromuscular blocking agents, so caution is advised for patients receiving these agents. Let your doctor know if you have surgery scheduled, as neuromuscular blocking agents may be used during surgical procedures.
Since Cleocin T may interact with prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications or remedies, it's a good idea to let your Nurx provider know what medications you're taking to make sure Cleocin T is a safe and effective treatment for you.
- Can I Buy Cleocin T Online Through Nurx?
Nurx carries the generic equivalent of Cleocin T, known as Clindamycin Phosphate Lotion. It comes in the same strength and amount as Cleocin T and offers the same benefits and protections. Contact us to learn how you can get the generic equivalent of Cleocin T that may be covered by your insurance or available at a reduced cost.
- How Long Would it Take to Deliver Cleocin T if I Bought it Online?
We strive to get your medication delivered discreetly to you in a timely manner. Most orders arrive in your mailbox in about a week, and the shipping is on us. If you prefer to pick up your medication, you can choose to have it delivered to your local pharmacy instead. Special request orders may take a little longer, and we will keep you updated on the status of your medication.
- Who Makes Cleocin T?
Cleocin T is made by the Pfizer corporation and distributed by its division — Pharmacia and UpJohn Company. Our Clindamycin Phosphate Lotion is manufactured by Fougera Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
- How Soon Will I See Results?
Be patient when first starting Cleocin T, as it may take a few weeks of use before you begin to see results. For most people, improvements are visible after two to six weeks of consistent use. Users report seeing the full benefits after 12 weeks of twice-daily treatment.
Consider the role of hormones and be aware that starting Cleocin T near or during your period may alter results, or your acne may even worsen before it improves.
If your condition worsens and doesn't seem to be improving, notify our medical team so we can recommend the next steps to take.
- Is Cleocin T Safe For teenagers?
Cleocin T has been found safe and effective for use in adults and children over the age of 12. As of right now, there is not enough information to determine Cleocin T's effectiveness in children under 12 or people over 65.
- Can Cleocin T Treat Inflammatory Acne?
Yes, it can! Cleocin T has antibiotic and anti-inflammatory properties, so it can help clear skin and reduce breakouts. Remember that consistent use gets results and that you may need to take your medication for a month or more before you see improvement.
- Is It Okay to Take Cleocin T While I'm Pregnant?
While studies don't show any adverse effects in pregnant women, it's best to consult with your medical provider to be sure it's right for you. Your doctor may suggest using Cleocin T only in the first trimester as a precaution.
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Nurx is a free platform offering easy online access to doctors and seamless delivery of medications. No more time-consuming trips to the clinic and no more frantic pharmacy runs. We put you in control of your own health, empowering you to get the care you need, when you need it. From diagnosis to delivery of prescriptions, we make every part of getting healthy and staying healthy, better. For more information and to sign up, visit www.nurx.com and follow us @nurxapp on Twitter and Instagram.
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