(clindamycin phosphate) Foam
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Important: For skin use only. Do not use EVOCLIN Foam in your eyes, mouth or vagina.
Read the Patient Information that comes with EVOCLIN Foam before you start using it and each time you get a refill. There may be new information. This leaflet does not take the place of talking with your doctor about your medical condition or treatment.
What is EVOCLIN Foam?
EVOCLIN Foam is a prescription medicine used on the skin (topical) to treat acne in people 12 years and older.
It is not known if EVOCLIN Foam is safe and effective in children under 12 years of age.
Who should not use EVOCLIN Foam?
Do not use EVOCLIN Foam if you:
- have Crohn's disease
- have ulcerative colitis
- have had inflammation of the colon (colitis) or severe diarrhea with past antibiotic use
Tell your doctor if you are not sure if you have any of the conditions listed above.
What should I tell my doctor before using EVOCLIN Foam?
Before you use EVOCLIN Foam, tell your doctor if you:
- have a history of eczema
- are planning to have surgery. EVOCLIN Foam may affect how certain medicines work that may be given during surgery.
- have any other medical conditions
- are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. It is not known if EVOCLIN Foam may harm your unborn baby.
- are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if EVOCLIN Foam passes through your breast milk. You and your doctor should decide if you will use EVOCLIN Foam or breastfeed. If you use EVOCLIN Foam while breastfeeding and EVOCLIN Foam is applied on the chest, take care to avoid getting EVOCLIN Foam into your baby's mouth.
Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins and herbal supplements. EVOCLIN Foam may affect the way other medicines work and other medicines may affect how EVOCLIN Foam works.
Especially tell your doctor if you take erythromycin or use products on your skin that contain erythromycin.
Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of them to show your doctor and pharmacist when you get a new medicine.
How should I use EVOCLIN Foam?
- EVOCLIN Foam is for use on the skin only. Do not get EVOCLIN Foam in your eyes, mouth or vagina.
- Use EVOCLIN Foam exactly as your doctor tells you to use it. See the “Instructions for Applying EVOCLIN Foam” below.
- Apply EVOCLIN Foam 1 time a day.
- Wash your skin with mild soap and water and dry before applying EVOCLIN Foam.
- Do not dispense EVOCLIN Foam directly onto your hands or face, because the foam will begin to melt on contact with warm skin.
Instructions for Applying EVOCLIN Foam.
- Remove the clear cap from the EVOCLIN Foam can (See Figure A).
Figure A: Remove clear cap
- Line up the black circle with the nozzle (See Figure B).
Figure B: Line up the black circle
with the nozzle
- Hold the can upright and firmly press the nozzle to dispense EVOCLIN Foam (See Figure C).
Figure C: Hold can upright and
press nozzle firmly to dispense
- Dispense EVOCLIN Foam into the clear cap or onto a cool surface (see Figure D).
Figure D: Dispense EVOCLIN Foam
into clear cap
- Dispense enough EVOCLIN Foam to cover the affected area (see Figure E).
Figure E: Dispense enough EVOCLIN
Foam to cover affected area
- If the can seems warm or the foam seems runny, run the can under cold water (See Figure F).
Figure F: If the can seems warm or
the foam is runny, run the can under cold water
- Pick up small amounts of EVOCLIN Foam with your fingertips and gently rub the foam into the affected area until the foam disappears (See Figure G).
Figure G: Pick up a small amount
of EVOCLIN Foam on your fingertips and gently rub into the affected area until
the foam disappears
- Wash your hands after applying EVOCLIN.
Throw away any of the unused medicine that you dispensed out of the can.
What should I avoid while using EVOCLIN Foam?
- EVOCLIN Foam is flammable. Avoid fire, flames, or smoking during and right after you apply EVOCLIN Foam to your skin.
- Avoid getting EVOCLIN Foam in or near your eyes, mouth, lips, or broken skin. If you get EVOCLIN Foam in your eyes, mouth, on lips or broken skin, rinse well with water.
What are possible side effects with EVOCLIN Foam?
EVOCLIN Foam can cause serious side effects including:
- Inflammation of the colon (colitis). Clindamycin can cause severe colitis that may lead to death. Stop using EVOCLIN Foam and call your doctor right away if you have severe watery diarrhea, or bloody diarrhea.
The most common side effects of EVOCLIN Foam include:
- Skin irritation. EVOCLIN Foam may cause skin irritation such as burning, itching, or dryness. Stop using EVOCLIN Foam and talk with your doctor if you develop excessive skin irritation.
Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.
These are not all the side effects of EVOCLIN Foam. For more information, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may report side effects to Stiefel at 1-888-784-3335 (1-888- STIEFEL).
How should I store EVOCLIN Foam?
- Store EVOCLIN Foam at room temperature between 68°F to 77°F (20°C to 25°C).
- Keep EVOCLIN Foam away from heat. Never throw the can into a fire, even if the can is empty.
- Do not store EVOCLIN Foam at temperatures above 120°F (49°C).
- Do not break through (puncture) the EVOCLIN Foam can.
Keep EVOCLIN Foam and all medicines out of the reach of children.
General information about the safe and effective use of EVOCLIN Foam:
Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in Patient Information. Do not use EVOCLIN Foam for a condition for which it was not prescribed. Do not give EVOCLIN Foam to other people, even if they have the same symptoms you have. It may harm them.
This leaflet summarizes the most important information about EVOCLIN Foam. If you would like more information, talk with your doctor. You can also ask your pharmacist or doctor for information about EVOCLIN Foam that is written for health professionals.
What are the ingredients in EVOCLIN Foam?
Active ingredient: clindamycin phosphate
Inactive ingredients: cetyl alcohol, ethanol (58%), polysorbate 60, potassium hydroxide, propylene glycol, purified water, and stearyl alcohol. The can is pressurized with a hydrocarbon (propane/butane) propellant.
This Patient Information has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Last reviewed on RxList: 2/9/2012
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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