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Clinsol Gel

Manufactured byLEEFORD HEALTHCARE LTD
ContainsClindamycin (1 %w/w) + Niacinamide (4 %w/w)
Description
Clinsol Gel is a medicine that consists of Clindamycin and Niacinamide. It is used to treat acne (pimples, blackheads and whiteheads) on your face, back, and chest caused by bacteria. It helps in reducing excess oil production, blackheads, whiteheads, or painful lumps beneath the skin. This provides relief from the pimples, reduces tenderness and swelling and helps in the recovery of the skin. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria that cause acne and by reducing the redness and, swelling associated with it. Clinsol Gel may cause some side effects like rashes, blistering of the skin, irritation, or burning sensation at the site of application. Consult your doctor if these side effects persist or worsen. Your doctor may suggest a patch test to check if this medicine is safe and non-allergenic for you before starting the treatment with it. Do not use this medicine if you are allergic to it. Clinsol Gel is for external use only. Clean and dry the affected area before application. Apply a thin layer of it over the affected parts of your skin. Avoid contact with your eyes, nose and mouth. Rinse with water immediately if the medicine comes in contact with these areas accidentally. Clinsol Gel may make your skin sensitive to sunlight, so use sunscreen to protect your skin. It may take a few days or weeks to improve your condition. Therefore, it is advised to complete the whole treatment with this medicine as prescribed Clinsol Gel should be used only after consultation with your doctor if you are pregnant or are breastfeeding. It is not recommended for use in children below 12 years of age. Inform your doctor if the condition has not cleared up even after three weeks of the treatment.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Clinsol Gel

  • Application site redness, itching, and burning
  • Scaly skin
  • Rash
  • Dry skin
  • Sensitivity to Sunlight

Uses of Clinsol 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 Clinsol Gel to show its action is not known.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The amount of time for which Clinsol Gel remains active in the body is not known.
  • 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 for Clinsol Gel.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    Clinsol Gelis not recommended to be used in pregnancy. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with your doctor before using this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    Clinsol Gel is not recommended to be used in breastfeeding as it may pass into breast milk. This can potentially harm your child. Consult your doctor to know the risks and benefits of this medicine.

Allergy

Avoid using Clinsol Gel if you are allergic to it or any of its components. Seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of allergic reactions such as skin rash, redness of the skin, itching, swelling of your face, lips, or tongue, etc.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

Clinsol Gelis not recommended to be used in pregnancy. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with your doctor before using this medicine.

Breast-feeding

Clinsol Gel is not recommended to be used in breastfeeding as it may pass into breast milk. This can potentially harm your child. Consult your doctor to know the risks and benefits of this medicine.
General warnings

External use only

Clinsol Gel is recommended for external use only. Avoid contact with your eyes, mucous membranes, or open wounds. Wash immediately with water in case of accidental contact.

Use in Children

Clinsol Gel is not recommended for use in children below 12 years of age as the safety and efficacy data are not available.

Use with other anti-acne agents

Do not use Clinsol Gel with other topical anti-acne agents, cosmetics, skin products with alcohol (shaving creams), and medicated soaps unless recommended by your doctor. It can increase the risk of side effects such as skin peeling, irritation, or dryness.

Cutaneous reactions

Clinsol Gel may cause local skin irritation such as mild burning sensation, itching, dryness, peeling, and blistering of the skin, etc. Contact your doctor if the symptoms do not subside or become severe.

Missed Dose

Apply the missed dose of Clinsol Gel as soon as you remember. Do not apply more quantities to compensate for the missed dose.

Overdose

An overdose of Clinsol Gel is not likely to cause severe symptoms unless applied for a prolonged period in large amounts. However, swallowing this medicine may cause harm and immediate medical intervention may be required.
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

Salicylic Acid

Neuromuscular blockers

Isotretinoin

Disease interactions

Sunburn

Clinsol Gel may cause increased sensitivity of the skin to sunlight. You should avoid exposure to sunlight to prevent sunburn. Use sunscreen or protective clothing during treatment with this medicine.

Eczema

Eczema/dermatitis is a skin condition in which there is itchiness, swelling, and cracked skin. Do not use Clinsol Gel if you have eczema as it may cause severe skin irritation on the eczematous skin.

Colitis

Use of Clinsol Gel in large amounts may get absorbed through the skin surface. This may result in diarrhoea with or without blood and colitis (swelling and irritation of the intestine). Your doctor may prescribe an alternative or adjust the dose of this medicine based on your clinical condition.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Apply a thin layer of the Clinsol Gel to the affected area once a day. Use it at least 30 minutes before bedtime or 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. This medicine is recommended for external use only. Avoid contact with your eyes, mucous membranes, or open wounds. In case of accidental contact, wash with water thoroughly. Do not cover the application area with bandages or other coverings unless specifically instructed by the doctor. Keep away from the reach of children and pets. Ensure that unused medicine is disposed of properly.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
Clindamycin works by stopping the growth of the bacteria that cause acne. Niacinamide is a form of vitamin B. When applied to the skin it reduces swelling, redness and tenderness associated with acne. Their combination is thus effective for treating acne vulgaris.
Legal Status

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Classification

Category

Lincomycin derivatives, Vitamins

Schedule

Schedule H

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