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If you’ve ever had acne, you know how frustrating it can be trying to clear it up. The good news is that the antibiotic drug Cleocin works well for treating acne and for helping to give you radiant skin. Cleocin is available as a pill or liquid, or as an antibacterial topical lotion that you apply to your skin.
Our team at Nurx cannot prescribe and deliver Cleocin, 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 acne treatment from Nurx, click here.
- How Does Cleocin Work?
Because Cleocin is an antibiotic, the lotion helps to stop the growth of bacteria that can cause acne or pimples. When the skin has an overgrowth of bacteria, the microorganisms can clog pores, which often leads to a breakout of acne. Once you start your prescription for Cleocin, apply the topical lotion to your whole face or the affected area every day or as prescribed. You'll get the best results when you carefully follow the directions for using your prescription of Cleocin or the generic version, Clindamycin Phosphate.
- Is Cleocin Easy To Get?
Cleocin and the generic version, Clindamycin Phosphate lotion, is easy to get. Cleocin is widely available at local pharmacys; you just need a doctor's prescription. Our medical provider team at Nurx understands that you may not have time to go to the doctor, get a prescription, and stand in line to have the prescription filled. That's why we make it easy for you to get your medicine.
Just answer a few questions and after reviewing your medical history a provider will write a prescription, if appropriate. Once our pharmacy fulfills the prescription, your Clindamycin Phosphate lotion gets sent right to your mailbox. It's that easy to get the medicine you need to help clear up your acne and have fresh-looking skin.
- What Precautions Should I Take Before Using Cleocin?
Before you start to use your Cleocin to help treat your acne, consult with your personal doctor or a provider at Nurx to make sure you don't have an allergic reaction to it. Generally, Cleocin works well with other types of antibiotics, but you want to check with your doctor to make sure that it won't interfere with other medicines or treatments you're using to help clear up your acne. Let your doctor know if you have asthma, eczema, allergies, or have kidney or liver disease so they can determine if Cleocin is appropriate for you to use.
- Are There Known Side Effects of Taking Cleocin?
Side effects from using Cleocin are rare, although sometimes a person may experience a reaction other than the normal symptoms such as slight burning or stinging when you apply the lotion to your skin. Other symptoms include dryness, flakiness, peeling, and oily skin. These are fairly normal symptoms when using Cleocin topical lotion.
It's unusual for people to have serious side effects from using topical Cleocin, but it can happen. That's why it's important to consult with your doctor or our online healthcare professionals at Nurx. We'll ask important questions to help determine if using Cleocin, or the generic version Clindamycin Phosphate, is good for you right from the start. If you do happen to experience severe redness, irritation, or itching, or have watery diarrhea with blood in it, consult with our team or your doctor right away.
- Can I Take Cleocin With Other Medications?
Generally, Cleocin works well with other medications. On occasion, your doctor may also prescribe Atracurium, Metocurine, or Tubocurarine in conjunction with Cleocin. If you start to have a reaction, consult with your doctor to have the dosages adjusted if necessary. Most doctors try to avoid prescribing Cleocin with Erythromycin. However, sometimes the two medicines are necessary for treatment. Just keep in mind that our professional medical team is here to help you with questions or thoughts you have about using Cleocin alone or with other medications.
- What's the difference between Cleocin and Clindamycin Phosphate?
Cleocin is the brand name of the antibiotic clindamycin. Cleocin is taken orally as a pill, as a liquid solution, or applied topically. Cleocin is used in the treatment of bacterial infections such as acne. Cleocin is made by the Pfizer company.
Clindamycin Phosphate is the generic name for the topical version Cleocin. At Nurx, we prescribe Clindamycin Phosphate lotion for you as it's affordable and effective.
- What's the best way to apply Cleocin?
Before applying the lotion, gently wash your face and pat it dry. Shake the lotion thoroughly, and using the provided swab, pad, or applicator tip, apply a thin layer to the affected area as determined by your doctor. Apply the lotion once a day, preferably at night, so the medicine can stay on your face while you sleep.
Once you put the lotion on, leave it as long as possible so it can do its work of clearing your acne. Avoid putting the lotion near your eyes, nose, and mouth, and always wash your hands thoroughly after putting on your medicine. If you shave, wait about 30 minutes after washing your face and shaving to reduce irritation from the alcohol mixed in the lotion.
Your Cleocin prescription is based on your needs and the strength of the medication varies from patient to patient. Only use Cleocin that's prescribed for you and not for someone else, and don't share your medication with others.
- What do I do if I get Cleocin in my eyes?
If you happen to get a small amount of the Cleocin in your eyes, wash the lotion out with plenty of cool water. If your eyes continue to burn after washing them with water, consult with your doctor.
- Can I spot treat with Cleocin?
Cleocin works best when applied to the whole part of the affected area. While you can put some of the Cleocin topical antibacterial lotion on select pimples, applying the lotion to your face, chest, or the affected area will help to prevent further acne breakouts.
- How long will it take to see results from using Cleocin?
In some cases, you may notice results in a few days. Most people start to see an improvement within two to four weeks. While the Cleocin topical lotion doesn't actually cure acne, it helps to keep it under control, so it's important to use the full prescribed treatment. Make sure and carefully follow the directions for applying Cleocin and not overuse the product to avoid excess drying or irritation of your skin.
- How do I store Cleocin?
Store Cleocin at room temperature. It's best to keep the lotion away from heat, moisture, and direct light, and don't let it freeze. Cleocin contains alcohol, so make sure to not use it near any open flames. Always keep Cleocin out of reach of children.
- Is it safe to use the generic version of Cleocin?
Absolutely, it's safe. Clindamycin Phosphate, the generic version of Cleocin, goes through a rigorous testing process by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA). Any generic drug gets tested to ensure that it has the same effects as the brand-name medication.
Nurx prescribes Clindamycin Phosphate because it's FDA approved, safe and effective when used as directed. As always, consult with our professional team or your personal doctor to ensure that Cleocin or Clindamycin Phosphate is safe for you to use.
- Who Can Use Cleocin?
Adults and kids 12 years of age and older can use Cleocin topical lotion as prescribed by your doctor.
- Can I Get a Prescription for Cleocin from Nurx?
At Nurx we offer the generic version of Cleocin, Clindamycin Phosphate antibacterial lotion. Just answer a few questions, such as what type of health insurance coverage you have, and our medical provider team will review your medical history and write a prescription, if appropriate. We'll also ship your medication in discreet packaging right to your mailbox.
If you don't have insurance, no problem. We offer affordable out-of-pocket costs for medication. We want everyone to have access to affordable medicine.
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