The generic ingredient in Clindets is clindamycin phosphate which belongs to a class of drugs called antibiotics. Clindets are small pads saturated with an antibacterial solution which is applied to the skin to treat moderate acne.
Doctors prescribe Clindets to patients 13 years of age and older to treat moderate acne.
Acne is caused by a combination of sebum (oil), clogged pores, and bacteria. Clindets come in pads that contain a solution of 1% clindamycin. When applied to the skin, the medicine improves acne by killing the bacteria.
Apply this medication topically to the affected area twice daily, once in the morning and once again at night. First, gently wash and dry the area. Then, apply Clindets to the affected area of the face, avoiding eyes, nostrils, mouth and lips. After applying, wash your hands with soap and water. Discard Clindets after use. Do not stop using this medication until the end of your treatment. You may see improvement after six to eight weeks.
These may not be all the side effects of Clindets.
Do not use Clindets if you are allergic to clindamycin or lincomycin. Do not use clindamycin if you have a history of inflammation of the intestines, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcers, or diarrhea after using antibiotics.
Clindets is for external use only. Keep Clindets away from your eyes, inside of your nose, mouth, lips and any areas of broken skin. Wait 30 minutes after shaving to apply the solution.
The contents are flammable, so keep clindamycin away from all sources of fire, flames and heat. Store this medication between 15ºC and 25ºC. Do not freeze. Protect Clindets from direct sunlight.