Clinika Gel

Clinika Gel

clindamycin

Manufacturer:

Ikapharmindo
Full Prescribing Info
Contents
Clindamycin phosphate.
Description
Each gram contains Clindamycin phosphate equivalent to Clindamycin 10 mg.
Action
Clindamycin phosphate is hydrolyzed to be the active form of Clindamycin which has antibacterial activity. In-vitro studies indicated that Clindamycin active against Propionibacterium acnes cultures. Free fatty acids on the skin surface are decreased from approximately 14% to 2% following application of Clindamycin.
Indications/Uses
Clinika gel is indicated in the treatment of acne vulgaris.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Apply a thin layer of Clinika gel twice daily to affected area.
Overdosage
No specific treatment exists. If an allergic reaction occurs, emergency therapy should be administered including use of corticosteroids, adrenalin and antihistamines.
Contraindications
Hypersensitivity to any components of the drug.
History of regional enteritis or ulcerative colitis.
History of antibiotic-associated colitis.
Special Precautions
Topically administered Clindamycin can be absorbed from skin surface. Therefore same as orally administered Clindamycin, the treatment should be discontinued when diarrhea occurs.
Should be prescribed with caution in atopic individuals.
This drug should be used for pregnant women and nursing mothers only if clearly needed.
Safety and effectiveness in paediatric patients under 12 years old have not been established.
Use In Pregnancy & Lactation
This drug should be used for pregnant women and nursing mothers only if clearly needed.
Adverse Reactions
Burning, itching, skin dryness, erythema, skin oiliness, peeling, dermatologic irritation, Gram negative folliculitis, gastrointestinal disturbances and abdominal pain.
Drug Interactions
Clindamycin has been shown to have neuromuscular blocking properties that may enhance the action of other neuromuscular agents. Therefore it should be used with caution in patients receiving such agents.
Antagonism has been demonstrated between Clindamycin and Erythromycin in vitro. Because of possible clinical significance, these two drugs should not be administered concurrently.
Storage
Store in a dry place below 30°C.
Once the seal is opened, product still can be used for one year.
ATC Classification
D10AF01 - clindamycin ; Belongs to the class of topical antiinfective preparations used in the treatment of acne.
Presentation/Packing
Topical gel 10 mg/g x 10 g x 1's.
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