Dermatology Book


Clindamycin Topical

Aka: Clindamycin Topical, Cleocin-T, Benzaclin, Veltin, Ziana
  1. See Also
    1. Acne Vulgaris Pharmacologic Management
  2. Indication
    1. Acne Vulgaris
  3. 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%
  4. Directions
    1. Apply a thin film qd/bid
    2. Often Used with a Comedolytic (Retin-A)
  5. Advantages
    1. Only solution that reliably penetrates comedones
    2. Reaches bactericidal levels within comedones
  6. Disadvantages
    1. Resistance develops in 25% of patients within 6 months
      1. Use in combination with Benzoyl Peroxide (e.g. Benzaclin or seperate preparations)
Medication Costs
benzaclin (on 5/17/2017 at Medicaid.Gov 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 Pharmacy Drug pricing)
ZIANA GEL Generic $10.00 per gram
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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
Derived from the NIH UMLS (Unified Medical Language System)

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