ClindaTech 1% (Clindamycin) 50ml/Pack
Includes dabbing applicator. Also known as Cleocin
ClindaTech general information
What is ClindaTech used for?
ClindaTech solution 1% is used to treat mild inflammatory acne vulgaris of the face, chest or back, including pimples (papules), whiteheads (pustules) and blackheads (comedones). ClindaTech is a topical antibiotic for acne that has become infected and is unresponsive to non-antibiotic treatment. ClindaTech gets into the lesions that form on the skin and kills the bacteria that infect acne affected skin, clearing up the infection and preventing spread of the infection.
How does ClindaTech work?
ClindaTech solution contains the active ingredient clindamycin phosphate, which is an antibiotic belonging to the lincomycin group of antibiotics. Clindamycin in ClindaTech solution blocks protein synthesis in the bacteria responsible for causing infection of acne affected skin, and this kills the bacteria. Propionibacterium acnes are bacteria that normally exist on the skin without causing any problems, living on fatty acids in the sebum (oil) secreted by the sebaceous glands (oil producing glands in hair follicles of the skin). Over production of sebum causes the pores of the skin to become blocked and this is how the pimples, whiteheads and blackheads (comedones) of acne form. Clogged pores attract bacteria which then overgrow and cause infection. Clindamycin in ClindaTech solution gets into the blackheads and blocks the growth of the bacteria, while at the same time reducing the amount of fatty acids that the bacteria live on. This action of ClindaTech solution reduces bacterial growth that contributes to formation of acne skin lesions and prevents the spread of infection.
What does ClindaTech contain?
ClindaTech solution contains the active ingredient clindamycin hydrochloride 1%. It also contains ethanol, dioctyl malate and purified water.
Treating acne with ClindaTech
ClindaTech solution contains clindamycin, a topical antibiotic that is used to treat acne that has become infected and is unresponsive to non-antibiotic treatment. Acne forms when over stimulation of the sebaceous glands (oil producing glands in hair follicles), which often happens in response a surge of androgen hormones at puberty, causes pores to become clogged with dead skin. This leads to the formation of new pimples, whitehead and blackheads (comedones), which can become infected and inflamed. Clindamycin in ClindaTech solution blocks protein synthesis in the bacteria responsible for causing infection of acne affected skin. This prevents the overgrowth of bacteria that normally exist on the skin without causing any problems; living on fatty acids in the sebum (oil) secreted by the sebaceous glands and prevents the spread of infection.
What are the side effects of ClindaTech?
The most commonly reported side effects when using ClindaTech solution include burning, itching, dryness or irritated skin at the site of application. Clindamycin phosphate in ClindaTech solution is absorbed through the skin and may cause systemic side effects including diarrhoea, bloody diarrhoea and colitis.
When should ClindaTech not be used?
You should not use ClindaTech solution if you:
- are allergic to clindamycin or any other lincomycin antibitoics or any ingredients in ClindaTech
- are pregnant or are breastfeeding
- have a history of enteritis, ulcerative colitis or antibiotic-associated colitis
- are using other anti-acne or comedogenic cosmetic products
How should ClindaTech be used?
You should apply your ClindaTech solution to the affected area of the skin twice daily morning and evening. Clean the skin with a mild soap or soap-free cleanser, rinse with water and dry, then apply a small amount, using the applicator provided, and then with clean fingers rub gently into the affected area of skin. Wash your hands well after use and avoid contact with your eyes or inside your nose and mouth. Avoid concurrent use of topical preparations containing alcohol, such as astringents or medicated cosmetics as they potentiate the drying action on the skin. You should continue to use your ClindaTech solution until your infection has cleared up or for as long as recommended by your doctor.
How long should you take ClindaTech?
You should continue to use your ClindaTech solution until your infection has cleared up or for as long as recommended by your doctor.
Missed dose of ClindaTech
If you miss a dose of ClindaTech take it as soon as you remember, unless it is time to take the next dose, then skip the missed dose. Do not take a double dose.
How should ClindaTech be stored?
You should store your ClindaTech below 25°C in a cool dry place.