- Side Effects
- Patient Information Leaflet
What is Zindaclin Gel
Zindacline Gel is an anti-bacterial that is designed to stop acne. It contains the active ingredient clindamycin phosphate, which reduces the number of bacteria on your skin and unclogs pores to prevent the recurrence of acne. The gel also soothes the redness of acne spots.
What dose should I choose?
Zindaclin Gel is a prescription drug; therefore, you should follow the doctor's instructions. Always check the label and read the patient leaflet enclosed before use. Application is usually once a day and onto the affected area or parts only. You can use the gel on your face, chest or back.
How effective is Zindaclin Gel?
Zindaclin Gel is an effective way of managing and controlling acne, although it might take a few weeks before you can notice results. It is a prescription medication; therefore, you should follow the instructions provided by your doctor to use it correctly.
For best results, do not stop application even after your acne improves. Continue applying the gel on the affected areas (unless your doctor tells you otherwise).
Can I buy Zindaclin Gel online?
Zindacline Gel requires a prescription; therefore, you are very welcome to book an appointment with a health expert at Click Pharmacy to discuss how best to use this product. Since you may need to use more than one tube of Zindaclin Gel for every course of treatment, you can purchase the gel in multipacks to be sent to you by Next Day Delivery.
Each tube of Zindaclin Gel contains 30g of product at a strength of 10mg of clindamycin per gram.
How should I use Zindaclin Gel?
Prior to applying Zindaclin Gel you should wash your face with a mild cleanser and pat it dry. You should then use clean fingertips to gently apply and massage a generous amount of Zindaclin Gel around infected areas.
How does Zindaclin Gel work?
Zindaclin Gel works by reducing the amount of bacteria on your skin while unclogging pores to prevent new acne from forming. The medication contains an active ingredient known as clindamycin phosphate, which works by stopping the growth of bacteria, thus decreasing the number of acne lesion. It also reduces the amount of whiteheads and blackheads on your skin since it unclogs pores removing the dirt and gunk that causes such symptoms.
It is a prescription medication recommended for people with cystic or inflammatory acne.
For how long do I need to use Zindaclin Gel before I notice a difference?
The usual dose involves applying a small amount of the medication on the affected area. You should adhere to the instructions given by your doctor or pharmacist as this is a prescription treatment. After several application, you should be able to notice an improvement. Do not stop the medication unless your doctor tells you to. You should use Zindaclin Gel for a maximum period of 12 weeks. Therefore, if you do not see any improvement after this period, consult your doctor.
What is the difference between Zindaclin Gel and Acnedap gel/duac gel?
All the above medications are used as topical treatments for mild acne due to their anti-bacterial properties. However while Zindaclin Gel contains only clindamycin phosphate as the active ingredient, Duac Gel contains both clindamycin phosphate and benzyl peroxide as the active ingredients. Acnedap contains dapsone 5%, and it is used to treat acne vulgaris. All these medications are antibiotics, and they carry different strengths in their active ingredients. Misuse of antibiotics could lead to their decreased effectiveness.
What are the side effects of Zindaclin Gel?
The main side effect of using this medication can be itchy skin, redness, irritation around the eyes, skin burning or the acceleration of acne.
Uncommon side effects include scaly rash, painful skin. If you experience any of these side effects, please immediately seek medical attention from your GP or hospital. An oil-free moisturizer can act as a remedy if applied on the affected area.
Side effects may vary from one person to another. For instance, when Clindamycin is administered through the mouth or by injection, it causes inflammation of the bowel leading to diarrhoea with blood and mucus. This is opposed to when the dose is applied directly on the affected skin. Therefore speak to your doctor or consult our specialists at Click Pharmacy should you require any further advice. If you get diarrhoea with blood and mucus, stop the treatment and seek immediate medical attention.
When I shouldn't be using Zindaclin Gel?
Do not begin this treatment if you suffer from inflammatory bowel disease. In case you develop diarrhoea while using Zindaclin Gel, stop using the medication and seek immediate medical attention. Do not use Zindaclin Gel if you are allergic to the active ingredient, clindamycin phosphate, or to any of the ingredients listed in the product. You should also notify your doctor in case you are taking any other medication before using Zindaclin Gel.
If you have ever experienced hypersensitivity to lincomycin, which is also a type of antibiotic, do not use Zindaclin Gel.
Do not apply Zindaclin gel if you are breastfeeding. The gel is easily absorbed into the skin, meaning it can pass into the breast milk and to the child.
If you are pregnant or planning to get pregnant, seek medical advice before using Zindaclin Gel.
This medication is not suitable for children under the age of 12 years.
Zindaclin and other Acne treatments
Zindaclin is a topical acne treatment that contains an active antibiotic, which is known as clindamycin. This is the same active ingredient that you can find in Dalacin-T.
Since using more than one antibiotic acne treatment is strictly prohibited, it is critical to make sure that you do not use Zindaclin with other acne treatments – whether those are oral or topical antibiotic treatments.
Note that using a topical antibiotic acne treatment combined with non-antibiotic treatment tends to increase the efficacy of the treatment. You can use one of the various common non-antibiotic treatments with Zindaclin, such as Acnecide gel, Skinoren cream, Differin, or even Epiduo gel.
Before you use Zindaclin Gel, it is vital to ensure that you are aware of all the warnings and precautions mentioned in the provided Patient Information Leaflet.
Before using Zindaclin, inform your GP if:
you suffer from inflammatory bowel disease
you have previously had diarrhoea after taking antibiotics
you are currently taking or have recently stopped taking prescribed or non-prescribed medication
you are allergic to the active ingredient of Zindaclin
Keep in mind that Zindaclin Gel contains about around 20 percent ethanol, which is equivalent to 0.2 grams of alcohol.
What is the active ingredient in Zindaclin Gel?
The active ingredient in Zindaclin Gel is clindamycin phosphate. This ingredient is effectively used for the treatment of skin conditions.
How long can I use Zindaclin Gel for?
Zindaclin Gel is usually prescribed depending on the severity of your treatment. You should not use Zindaclin Gel for more than 12 consecutive weeks.
How long after using Zindaclin Gel does it take to notice an improvement in my acne?
You should begin to notice an improvement within the first week of using Zindaclin Gel. However, if after several weeks of use you notice no improvements you should stop using Zindaclin Gel and seek advice from a doctor.
How should I store Zindaclin Gel?
You should store Zindaclin Gel in a cool dry place, out of reach from children and at room temperature. This gel should not be exposed to extreme temperatures or direct sunlight.
After using Zindaclin Gel you may experience a number of side effects. It is important to note that not everyone experiences the same side effects, and side effects are often mild. Symptoms should improve over time as your skin gets used to Zindaclin Gel. Common side effects include the following:
- Flaking of skin
- Dry skin
If any of these side effects worsen you should stop using Zindaclin Gel immediately and seek medical advice from a professional as soon as possible.