II. Indication

III. Preparations

  1. Clindamycin Gel, Lotion, Solution or foam 1%
  2. Clindamycin with Benzoyl Peroxide gel (Benzaclin): 1%/5% or 1.2%/2.5%
  3. Clindamycin with Tretinoin gel (Veltin, Ziana) 1.2%/0.025%

IV. Directions

  1. Apply a thin film qd/bid
  2. Often Used with a Comedolytic (Retin-A)

V. Advantages

  1. Only solution that reliably penetrates comedones
  2. Reaches bactericidal levels within comedones

VI. Disadvantages

  1. Resistance develops in 25% of patients within 6 months
    1. Use in combination with Benzoyl Peroxide (e.g. Benzaclin or seperate preparations)

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Cost: Medications

benzaclin (on 5/17/2017 at Medicaid.Gov Survey of pharmacy drug pricing)
BENZACLIN GEL Generic $5.22 per gram
BENZACLIN GEL 35G PUMP $9.87 per gram
BENZACLIN GEL 50G PUMP Generic $7.70 per gram
ziana (on 8/17/2016 at Medicaid.Gov Survey of pharmacy drug pricing)
ZIANA GEL Generic $10.00 per gram

Ontology: Clindamycin Topical Product (C0360339)

Concepts Clinical Drug (T200)
SnomedCT 350152005
English Topical clindamycin, clindamycin topical, topical clindamycin, Clindamycin Topical Product, Topical form clindamycin (product), Topical form clindamycin, Topical clindamycin (product), Topical clindamycin (substance)
Spanish clindamicina tópica (producto), clindamicina tópica