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Evoclin is a topical foam used to treat acne. This antibiotic stops the growth of bacteria that causes acne vulgaris. This medication is used to treat severe cases of acne in patients 12 years of age and older. This is a prescription medication that should be used with care. With daily application, you should begin to see improvement in about six to eight weeks.
Our team at Nurx cannot prescribe and deliver Evoclin, 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 at Nurx, click here.
- How it Works
Evoclin is a topical treatment that's typically applied twice daily. You should follow the directions on the packaging or those provided by your doctor. Evoclin is available as a foam, lotion, or medicated pads. Wash your face with a gentle cleanser and allow the skin to dry completely before you apply Evoclin. It's best to wait 30 minutes after washing your face or shaving before you apply the medication to help prevent irritation.
If you're using Evoclin foam, you should dispense the foam onto the cap or another cool surface, as it will melt on contact with your skin. If the can feels warm, run it under cold water before applying, or the foam may be runny. Pick up a small amount of foam with your fingertips and massage gently into the affected areas of your skin. Avoid the eyes, nose, mouth, and mucous membranes.
If you're using the Evoclin lotion, shake the bottle well before use. Apply the lotion in a thin layer over the surface of the skin. When using medicated pads, swipe the pad over the affected area of the skin. You may need more than one pad per application.
Always apply Evoclin to the entire area that is usually affected by acne. Do not use this as a spot application, as you may miss areas where acne is still developing unseen.
Evoclin is a prescription medication that you cannot purchase over-the-counter. Some of the cost may be covered by your insurance, depending on your plan.
Speak with a healthcare professional before starting Evoclin. Do not take this medication if you're allergic to lincomycin. Inform your doctor of your medical history before you begin using Evoclin. It's especially important to mention chronic asthma, hay fever, or intestinal diseases. Let your doctor know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as you should use this medication with care in these situations.
You should not take Evoclin if you have:
- Ulcerative colitis.
- Crohn's disease.
- Experienced colitis or severe diarrhea with past antibiotics.
Evoclin contains alcohol and may cause a burning sensation on application. This typically passes quickly. Evoclin is flammable, so you should not smoke after applying this medication and avoid any exposure to flames.
An allergic reaction to Evoclin is unlikely, but you should seek medication attention if you experience signs of an allergic reaction such as rash, severe dizziness, trouble breathing, or itching and swelling.
- Side Effects
The most common side effects that people notice with Evoclin are:
- Oily skin.
A small amount of Evoclin can enter the bloodstream when you're applying this medication. In rare cases, this can cause a severe intestinal condition. You may experience diarrhea, bloody diarrhea, or colitis. Severe colitis can occur, and in extreme cases, this condition may result in death. If you experience diarrhea, severe abdominal cramps, or passage of blood and mucus and have taken Evoclin, speak with your doctor immediately. These symptoms can still occur several weeks after you've stopped using Evoclin.
- Important Information
Evoclin should not be taken with oral or topical erythromycin products. Evoclin should be used with caution if you're taking neuromuscular blocking agents, as Evoclin can have neuromuscular blocking properties.
It can take two to six weeks to start seeing improvements from using Evoclin. You may need to wait up to 12 weeks to experience the full benefits of this medication. If your condition does not improve or worsens during this time, you should contact your doctor.
- How do I Get a Prescription for Evoclin Through Nurx?
Nurx does not offer Evoclin. However, we do offer the generic topical antibiotic, Clindamycin Phosphate lotion. To request a prescription, supply your information, provide insurance documentation where applicable, and answer a few questions about your health. After reviewing your health history, a Nurx medical provider will prescribe Clindamycin Phosphate lotion, if appropriate.
- Can I Buy This Drug Online Through Nurx?
You cannot purchase Evoclin online through Nurx.
- Is There a Generic Version of Evoclin?
Yes! Nurx offers the generic version of Evoclin, which is Clindamycin Phosphate Lotion 1.0%.
- Who Makes This Drug?
Evoclin is a registered trademark of Stiefel Laboratories, Inc.
- Does Clindamycin Phosphate Topical solution Work?
Clindamycin phosphate is an effective treatment for many patients with acne vulgaris. In a 12-week clinical trial, the mean reduction in inflammatory lesion counts with clindamycin phosphate was 51%, and the mean reduction in noninflammatory lesions was 25%.
- How Do You Use Clindamycin Foam?
Patients typically apply clindamycin foam once or twice daily, as directed by your healthcare provider. You should use the foam after washing your face and giving it time to dry completely. Wash your hands immediately after applying the foam.
- What is a Good Substitute for Clindamycin?
If you're looking for an over-the-counter substitute for clindamycin, there are many options. Benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid are both good options if you cannot take antibiotic medications. Other antibiotic medications that you may want to consider include tetracyclines, doxycycline, and minocycline. Speak with a healthcare provider about your options if you're struggling with acne vulgaris, as there are many treatment plans that you may want to explore.
- Can You Drink Alcohol With Clindamycin?
Clindamycin does not have any interactions with alcohol. However, drinking alcohol can cause acne flareups. The alcohol causes inflammation of bodily tissues and dries the skin. Alcohol also dilates your pores, which may lead to blackheads and whiteheads. It's important to consider your eating and drinking habits if you're concerned about controlling frequent breakouts.
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