What is Clindamycin topical?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Dalacin T Cleocin T Clindesse

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Clindamycin topical is an antibiotic skin product that is used topically for skin conditions, such as the treatment of severe acne.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Acne 29 12
Hidradenitis suppurativa 9 1
Acne breakout 4 1
Folliculitis 2 4
Cysts 1 0
Graft versus host disease 1 1

Show all 14 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
0
Moderate
1
Mild
4
None
13

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Clindamycin topical

Side effect Patients
Dry skin 3
Dryness 1
Dry peeling facial skin 1
Rosacea 1
Skin peeling 1
Stinging sensation 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Clindamycin topical

Dosage Patients
1 % daily 1
1 g twice daily 1
1 % twice daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Clindamycin topical

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 10
Did not seem to work 7
Course of treatment ended 4
Change in health plan coverage 2
Side effects too severe 2
Doctor's advice 1
See all 24 patients who've stopped taking Clindamycin topical

Duration

Currently taking Clindamycin topical

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped taking Clindamycin topical

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 3
1 - 6 months 3
6 months - 1 year 7
1 - 2 years 5
2 - 5 years 4
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 3
Usually 8
Sometimes 7
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 3
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 12
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 1
< $25 5
Not specified 11

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Clindamycin topical after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Tazarotene (Tazorac) 1

Patients stopped taking Clindamycin topical and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Tretinoin topical (Retin-A) 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Clindamycin topical.