Ziana Gel Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is clindamycin and tretinoin topical (Ziana Gel)?
- What are the possible side effects of clindamycin and tretinoin topical (Ziana Gel)?
- What is the most important information I should know about clindamycin and tretinoin topical (Ziana Gel)?
- What should I discuss with my health care provider before using clindamycin and tretinoin topical (Ziana Gel)?
- How should I use clindamycin and tretinoin topical (Ziana Gel)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Ziana Gel)?
- What happens if I overdose (Ziana Gel)?
- What should I avoid while using clindamycin and tretinoin topical (Ziana Gel)?
- What other drugs will affect clindamycin and tretinoin topical (Ziana Gel)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Ziana Gel)?
Use the medication as soon as you remember the missed dose. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and use the medicine at your next regularly scheduled time. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Ziana Gel)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine. Symptoms of a clindamycin and tretinoin topical overdose may result if you absorb this medicine through your skin by applying too much of it. Symptoms of a clindamycin overdose may include watery or bloody diarrhea.
What should I avoid while using clindamycin and tretinoin topical (Ziana Gel)?
Do not wash the treated area for at least 1 hour after applying tretinoin topical. Avoid the use of other skin products on the treated area for at least 1 hour following application of tretinoin topical.
Avoid using skin products that can cause irritation, such as harsh soaps, shampoos, or skin cleansers, hair coloring or permanent chemicals, hair removers or waxes, or skin products with alcohol, spices, astringents, or lime. Do not use other medicated skin products unless your doctor has told you to.
Antibiotic medicines can cause diarrhea, which may be a sign of a new infection. If you have diarrhea that is watery or has blood in it, call your doctor. Do not use any medicine to stop the diarrhea unless your doctor has told you to.
Avoid exposure to sunlight or artificial UV rays (sunlamps or tanning beds). Clindamycin and tretinoin topical can make your skin more sensitive to sunlight and sunburn may result. Use a sunscreen (minimum SPF 15) and wear protective clothing if you must be out in the sun.
Your skin may be more sensitive to weather extremes such as cold and wind. Protect your skin with clothing and use a moisturizing cream or lotion as needed.
What other drugs will affect clindamycin and tretinoin topical (Ziana Gel)?
Before using clindamycin and tretinoin topical, tell your doctor if you are using any of the following drugs:
- erythromycin topical (Akne-Mycin, Emcin Clear, Eryderm, Erygel, Erythra-Derm, Ery-Sol, and others); or
- erythromycin taken by mouth (E.E.S., E-Mycin, Ery-Tab, E-Mycin, Robimycin, and others).
If you are using any of these drugs, you may not be able to use clindamycin and tretinoin topical, or you may need dosage adjustments or special tests during treatment.
There may be other drugs not listed that can affect clindamycin and tretinoin topical. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist has information about clindamycin and tretinoin topical written for health professionals that you may read.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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