Cleocin T

Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP Last updated on RxList: 5/10/2022
Cleocin T Side Effects Center

What Is Cleocin T?

Cleocin T (clindamycin topical) Topical Solution is an antibiotic used to treat severe acne. Cleocin T is available in generic form.

What Are Side Effects of Cleocin T?

Common side effects of Cleocin T include:

  • burning,
  • itching,
  • dryness,
  • redness,
  • oily skin,
  • skin peeling, or
  • other irritation of treated skin.

Tell your doctor if you have serious side effects of Cleocin T including:

  • severe redness, itching, or dryness of treat skin areas; or
  • diarrhea that is watery or bloody.

Dosage for Cleocin T

Apply a thin film of Cleocin T Topical twice daily to affected area.

What Drugs, Substances, or Supplements Interact with Cleocin T?

Cleocin T may interact with erythromycin topical or erythromycin taken by mouth. Tell your doctor all medications you are taking.

Cleocin T During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Cleocin T should be used only when prescribed during pregnancy. It is not known if the medication in this product passes into breast milk. While there have been no reports of harm to nursing infants, consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Additional Information

Our Cleocin T (clindamycin topical) Topical Solution Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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Cleocin T Consumer Information

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Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using clindamycin topical and call your doctor at once if you have:

  • severe redness, itching, or dryness of treated skin areas; or
  • severe stomach pain, diarrhea that is watery or bloody (even if it occurs months after your last dose).

Common side effects may include:

  • burning, itching, dryness, peeling or redness of treated skin; or
  • oily skin.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Cleocin T (Clindamycin Topical)

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SIDE EFFECTS

In 18 clinical studies of various formulations of CLEOCIN T using placebo vehicle and/or active comparator drugs as controls, patients experienced a number of treatment emergent adverse dermatologic events [see table below].

Number Of Patients Reporting Events

Treatment Emergent Adverse Event Solution
n=553 (%)
Gel
n=148 (%)
Lotion
n=160 (%)
Burning 62 (11) 15 (10) 17 (11)
Itching 36 ( 7) 15 (10) 17 (11)
Burning/Itching 60 (11) # ( -) # ( -)
Dryness 105(19) 34 (23) 29 (18)
Erythema 86 (16) 10 ( 7) 22 (14)
Oiliness/Oily Skin 8 ( 1) 26 (18) 12* (10)
Peeling 61 (11) # ( -) 11 ( 7)
# not recorded
*of 126 subjects

Orally and parenterally administered clindamycin has been associated with severe colitis which may end fatally.

Cases of diarrhea, bloody diarrhea and colitis (including pseudomembranous colitis) have been reported as adverse reactions in patients treated with oral and parenteral formulations of clindamycin and rarely with topical clindamycin (see WARNINGS).

Abdominal pain, gastrointestinal disturbances, gram-negative folliculitis, eye pain and contact dermatitis have also been reported in association with the use of topical formulations of clindamycin.

DRUG INTERACTIONS

Clindamycin has been shown to have neuromuscular blocking properties that may enhance the action of other neuromuscular blocking agents. Therefore, it should be used with caution in patients receiving such agents.

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Cleocin T (Clindamycin Topical)

© Cleocin T Patient Information is supplied by Cerner Multum, Inc. and Cleocin T Consumer information is supplied by First Databank, Inc., used under license and subject to their respective copyrights.

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