Clindamycin/tretinoin

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Clindamycin/tretinoin
Combination of
Clindamycin phosphate Antibiotic
Tretinoin Topical retinoid
Clinical data
MedlinePlus a609005
License data
Pregnancy
category
  • US: C (Risk not ruled out)
Routes of
administration
Topical
ATC code
Legal status
Legal status
  • In general: ℞ (Prescription only)
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The drug combination clindamycin/tretinoin (trade name Ziana and Veltin) is a topical acne treatment. It combines clindamycin phosphate (1.2%), an antibiotic, and tretinoin (0.025%), a retinoid.[1] It comes in 2, 30, and 60 gram tubes and should be stored at 25 degrees Celsius (77 degrees F), with the tube tightly shut away from light.[2] Side effects may include peeling, redness, dryness, itching and photosensitivity. Also, topical clindamycin may rarely cause diarrhea or colitis. Sun exposure while using this preparation can cause skin irritation.

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ "Ziana Gel". Retrieved 2008-11-16. 
  2. ^ "ZIANA Prescribing Information" (PDF). Retrieved 2008-11-15. 

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