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Clincitop Gel

Manufactured byUniversal Twin Labs
ContainsClindamycin
Description
Clincitop Gel is a lincosamide antibiotic used for the treatment of bacterial infections. Clindamycin is available on prescription as a tablet, capsule, injection, gel, cream, and lotion. The oral and injectable forms are used to treat bacterial infections of the lungs, skin, bones, joints, stomach, and intestine. It is also used in post-surgical conditions to avoid infections at the site of surgery. The topical forms are used to treat acne or pimples. Clincitop Gel stops the growth of bacteria causing the infection. It is not effective against infections caused by viruses. Common side effects are diarrhoea, stomach pain, headache, weakness, nausea, and vomiting. Use it cautiously in individuals with gastrointestinal (mouth to anus) diseases, particularly colitis (swelling of the inner lining of the colon) due to the risk of severe diarrhoea. Clincitop Gel should only be used to treat or prevent infections that are caused by bacteria. Once an antibiotic is started, it is always recommended to finish the entire course of treatment. You can take this medicine with or without food. The absorption is quick and is not affected by food. For the ease of remembering, take it around the same time every day.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Clincitop Gel

  • Loss of appetite
  • Black or tarry stools
  • Blurred vision
  • Chest pain
  • Diarrhoea
  • Dizziness
  • Fast heartbeat
  • Muscle or joint pain
  • Headache
  • Increased thirst
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Skin rash

Uses of Clincitop Gel

What is it prescribed for?

  • Lower Respiratory Tract Infection
  • Skin and soft tissue infections
  • Stomach and intestinal infections
  • Bacterial vaginitis
  • Bone and Joint infections
  • Acne vulgaris
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    You will start to feel better in 2 to 3 days after taking clindamycin. But finish your entire course of treatment, even if the condition gets better.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The duration of action for clindamycin is not clinically determined.
  • 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 tendency has been reported for Clincitop Gel.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    Clincitop Gel is not known to cause birth defects when taken by pregnant women. If this antibiotic is the best way to treat your condition, then your doctor may prescribe at the safest dosage. Discuss all the risks and benefits with your doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    Clincitop Gel is not known to be harmful in breastfeeding women. It passes into breast milk in very small amounts. Hence it is acceptable for use in nursing mothers upon your doctor's recommendation. Baby should be observed for symptoms such as diarrhoea and yeast infection.

Allergy

Avoid taking Clincitop Gel if you are previously allergic to it. Serious allergic reactions to this medicine are rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of allergic reactions such as skin rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, breathing difficulties, etc.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

Clincitop Gel is not known to cause birth defects when taken by pregnant women. If this antibiotic is the best way to treat your condition, then your doctor may prescribe at the safest dosage. Discuss all the risks and benefits with your doctor before taking this medicine.

Breast-feeding

Clincitop Gel is not known to be harmful in breastfeeding women. It passes into breast milk in very small amounts. Hence it is acceptable for use in nursing mothers upon your doctor's recommendation. Baby should be observed for symptoms such as diarrhoea and yeast infection.
General warnings

Diarrhoea

Clincitop Gel can cause diarrhoea because it may also kill the helpful bacteria in your stomach or intestine. Get emergency medical help if you experience severe diarrhoea that is watery or bloody. Call your pharmacist/doctor before taking anti-diarrhoeal medication.

Antibiotic resistance

Finish your entire course of treatment with Clincitop Gel, even if the condition gets better to avoid antibiotic resistance (the bacteria may become resistant to antibiotics). If you still feel unwell after completing your antibiotic course, make an appointment to consult your doctor.

Gasping syndrome

Use of Clincitop Gel injection containing benzyl alcohol may cause a gasping syndrome in the newborns.

Impaired liver function

Patients with liver diseases need special consideration while taking Clincitop Gel due to the risk of liver damage. Dose adjustment should be done based on the clinical condition.

Impaired kidney function

Patients with kidney diseases need special consideration while taking Clincitop Gel due to the risk of kidney damage. Dose adjustment should be done based on the clinical condition.

Skin reactions

Clincitop Gel may cause serious skin reactions characterised by rash, peeling skin, swelling of your face or tongue, skin blisters in or around your nose, mouth, and eyes. Discontinue the medicine if these symptoms appear.

Missed Dose

Try not to skip a dose of Clincitop Gel. And if a dose is skipped, do not add it up to the next dose.

Overdose

Seek medical emergency in case of an Clincitop Gel overdose.
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

Live cholera vaccine

Gentamicin

Ethinyl Estradiol

Ketoconazole

Disease interactions

Disease

Information not available.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Oral forms: Take Clincitop Gel as instructed by the doctor. Never take more than the prescribed dose. For the ease of remembering, take it around the same time every day. Do not give your medicine to other people even if their condition appears to be the same as yours. Injection: Clincitop Gel should be administered by a qualified healthcare professional in a clinic or hospital. Topical forms: Use as directed by the doctor.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
Clincitop Gel works by stopping the bacterial protein synthesis that is essential for its growth. Thus it kills or stops the growth of bacteria.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Lincomycin derivatives, Antibiotics

Schedule

Schedule H

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