Clindamycin Phosphate Solution 1.0% (Cleocin) Acne Treatment Image

Clindamycin Phosphate Solution 1.0% (Cleocin) Acne Treatment

Clindamycin Phosphate Solution 1.0% (Cleocin) Acne Treatment Image
$20 ($0 with insurance)

Product details

Say hello to clear, unblemished skin with Clindamycin Phosphate Solution. This antibiotic in the form of a gel works by stopping the growth of bacteria that leads to acne.

Medication type:

Recommended for:

✓ Treating acne

✓ Reducing inflammation

✓ Reducing oil production

✓ Reducing growth of bacteria


Price with InsuranceOut-of-Pocket Price
As little as $0 per month for the medicationAs little as $20 per month for the medication

We also charge a $35 medication consultation, which includes unlimited access to our medical team for a full year.

Also known as:

Cleocin, Evoclin, Cleocin T


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Additional Details

  • Acne treatment
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Acne antibiotic
  • Antibacterial
  • Topical antibiotic
Active Ingredients
  • Clindamycin phosphate
  • Overgrowth of dangerous bacteria in the largest intestine
  • Can affect colitis and other stomach or intestine conditions
  • Increased risk of antibiotic resistance
  • Photosensitivity
  • Flammable





  • How Does Clindamycin Work?

    Clindamycin works by slowly stopping the growth of bacteria which contribute to the clogging of pores that lead to outbreaks. When treating acne, clindamycin works well when used in conjunction with benzoyl peroxide or retinoids like adapalene. Clindamycin does not exfoliate, so it might not unclog pores like BHAs (beta hydroxy acid) and AHS (alpha hydroxy acid) can.

    Clindamycin has anti-inflammatory benefits and works to keep skin radiant and fresh. Regular and consistent use of clindamycin should produce results in four to six weeks.

  • How Can I Get Clindamycin?

    Products containing clindamycin are available by prescription and may be covered by insurance. At Nurx, we offer Clindamycin as a topical acne treatment with insurance or affordable out-of-pocket prices. Just answer a few questions and after reviewing your medical history a provider will prescribe Clindamycin, if appropriate. We'll deliver your medication straight to your door.

  • Are There Any Precautions?

    Clindamycin can interact with other medications, especially other antibiotics or antibacterial medications. It is best to consult your doctor before taking clindamycin to make sure it won't interfere with your medications. Those suffering from asthma, allergies, eczema, or kidney and liver disease are cautioned to seek their physician's advice before using clindamycin.

  • Are There Any Side Effects?

    • Dryness
    • Flakiness
    • Minor peeling

    Clindamycin may sting when the product is first applied, although most users tolerate it well. Uncommon side effects like painful burning cracking skin or severe redness should be reported.

    Rare side effects include severe headache, diarrhea, stomach cramps, or bloody stool.

  • What Else Should You Know About Clindamycin?

    Be consistent with the application of clindamycin and try to apply it at the same time every day. If you miss an application, use the medication as soon as you remember

    Don't just spot treat if you have a breakout on your chin, treat your whole face. If the breakout is on your chest, treat the entire area.

    Because of the alcohol in topical gel or creams, It is recommended to wait 30 minutes after shaving or washing to allow the skin time to calm before applying clindamycin. This should help with irritation and reduce reactions.

    Clindamycin is flammable, so keep it away from an open flame or use while smoking.

    For adults and children 12 and up, using once a day is recommended. Clindamycin is not recommended for children under 12, although your doctor may determine otherwise.

  • Can Clindamycin Help With Acne Scarring?

    Unfortunately, clindamycin is an antibacterial antibiotic and although it can help reduce instances of acne, it probably won't help with scarring. Consult your dermatologist for the best advice regarding acne scarring and how you can treat it.

  • Is It OK for My Preteen to Use My Clindamycin Gel?

    As with all medications and especially considering clindamycin is a prescription medication, sharing it with others is not advised. Considering that the medication is prescribed specifically for you and your condition, it may not be appropriate for someone else to use and can cause undue harm. It is best to consult with a physician or dermatologist for the best advice to treat your preteen's acne.

  • What Is Nurx?

    Nurx is a telehealth 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 and follow us @nurxapp on Twitter and Instagram.

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