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Clincent 1% Gel

Manufactured byCentaur Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd.
ContainsClindamycin
Description

Clincent 1% Gel is a bacteriostatic antibiotic used for the treatment of acne vulgaris. This medicine is not recommended for use in patients less than 12 years of age.

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Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Clincent 1% Gel

  • Dry skin
  • Redness of skin
  • Skin Oiliness
  • Burning, itching, and irritation of the skin
  • Skin peeling

Uses of Clincent 1% Gel

What is it prescribed for?

  • Acne vulgaris
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine. If the medicine is used, care should be taken such that the infant does not come into contact with the medicine. Also, the infant should be monitored closely for any undesired side effects.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to clindamycin, any other lincosamides, or any other inactive ingredients present along with it.

Colitis

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known history of ulcerative colitis, regional enteritis, or antibiotic-associated colitis due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine. If the medicine is used, care should be taken such that the infant does not come into contact with the medicine. Also, the infant should be monitored closely for any undesired side effects.
General warnings

Clostridium difficile-associated Diarrhea

Antibiotic therapy will cause an imbalance in the normal microbial flora of the large intestine, which may promote the growth of a bacteria called Clostridium difficile and you may experience severe diarrhea as a result. Report any such incidence to the doctor on priority and avoid usage of this medicine in such cases.

Atopic Dermatitis

This medicine should be used with caution in patients suffering from atopic dermatitis due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Concomitant use with other anti-acne agents

This medicine should be used with extreme caution when it is used along with other medicines for the treatment of acne. Combined use may increase the risk of severe adverse reactions such as skin peeling, irritation, dryness, etc. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition of the patient.

External use only

This medicine is recommended for external use only. Avoid contact with the eyes, mucous membranes, or open wounds.

Use in Pediatrics

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients less than 12 years of age since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established.

Missed Dose

Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not apply a double dose to make up for the missed dose.

Overdose

An overdose of this medicine is not likely to cause severe symptoms unless it is applied for a prolonged period of time in large volumes. However, ingestion of this medicine may cause harm and immediate medical intervention may be required. Symptoms of an overdose may include diarrhea, bloody diarrhea, abdominal pain, etc.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Neuromuscular blockers

Disease interactions

Gastrointestinal Diseases

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients having a history of gastrointestinal diseases, particularly colitis, due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Report any incidence of severe diarrhea, abdominal pain, blood in stools, etc. to the doctor immediately. Appropriate corrective measures, dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition of the patient.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Apply a thin film of the gel to the affected area as instructed by the doctor. Follow all the usage instructions mentioned on the label or the package insert. Do not apply in larger or smaller quantities than recommended.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine works by stopping the growth of the bacteria that cause acne.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Lincomycin derivatives

Schedule

Schedule H

[Internet]. Accessdata.fda.gov. 2018 [cited 26 June 2018]. Available from:

https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2001/50782lbl.pdf

TGA eBS - Product and Consumer Medicine Information Licence [Internet]. Ebs.tga.gov.au. 2018 [cited 26 June 2018]. Available from:

https://www.ebs.tga.gov.au/ebs/picmi/picmirepository.nsf/pdf?OpenAgent&id=CP-2010-PI-02158-3&d=2018062616114622483

Clindamycin Topical: MedlinePlus Drug Information [Internet]. Medlineplus.gov. 2018 [cited 26 June 2018]. Available from:

https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a609005.html
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Information on this page was last updated on 27 Jun 2018

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