Veltin

Last updated on RxList: 11/16/2020
Veltin Side Effects Center

Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

What Is Veltin?

Veltin (clindamycin phosphate and tretinoin) Gel is an antibiotic used to treat acne.

What Are Side Effects of Veltin?

Common side effects of Veltin include:

  • skin irritation
  • dryness
  • peeling
  • burning
  • redness
  • scaling
  • itching, and
  • sunburn.

Dosage for Veltin

The recommended dosage of Veltin is a pea-sized amount applied once daily in the evening.

What Drugs, Substances, or Supplements Interact with Veltin?

Erythromycin and neuromuscular blocking agents can interact with Veltin. Tell your doctor all medications you take. Do not get Veltin in your mouth, eyes, or vagina. Do not use Veltin if you have Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, or had colitis with past antibiotic use.

Veltin During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

If you are pregnant, talk to your doctor about using Veltin. Exercise caution if you are breastfeeding and taking Veltin.

Additional Information

Our Veltin (clindamycin phosphate and tretinoin) Gel 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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Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using this medicine and call your doctor at once if you have:

  • severe redness, burning, stinging, or scaling of treated skin areas; or
  • diarrhea that is watery or bloody.

Common side effects may include:

  • mild skin irritation, dryness or peeling;
  • mild skin redness; or
  • itching of treated 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 Veltin (Clindamycin Phosphate and Tretinoin Gel)

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Veltin Professional Information

SIDE EFFECTS

Adverse Reactions In Clinical Trials

Because clinical trials are conducted under widely varying conditions, adverse reaction rates observed in clinical trials of a drug cannot be directly compared with rates in the clinical trials of another drug and may not reflect the rates observed in clinical practice.

The safety data reflect exposure to VELTIN Gel in 1,104 subjects with acne vulgaris. Subjects were 12 years and older and were treated once daily in the evening for 12 weeks. Adverse reactions that were reported in ≥1% of subjects treated with VELTIN Gel are presented in Table 1.

Table 1. Treatment-Related Adverse Reactions Reported by ≥1% of Subjects

VELTIN Gel
N = 1,104
n (%)
Clindamycin Gel
N = 1,091
n (%)
Tretinoin Gel
N = 1,084
n (%)
Vehicle Gel
N = 552
Patients with at least one adverse reaction140 (13)38 (3)141 (13)17 (3)
Application site dryness64 (6)12 (1)62 (6)3 (1)
Application site irritation50 (5)4 (<1)57 (5)5 (1)
Application site irritation50 (5)2 (<1)56 (5)2 (<1)
Application site erythema40 (4)6 (1)39 (4)3 (1)
Application site pruritus26 (2)7 (1)23 (2)6 (1)
Sunburn11 (1)6 (1)7 (1)3 (1)
Application site dermatitis6 (1)0 (0)8 (1)1 (<1)

Local skin reactions actively assessed at baseline and end of treatment with a score >0 are presented in Table 2.

Table 2. Local Skin Reactions in Subjects Treated With VELTIN Gel

VELTIN GelVehicle Gel
Local ReactionBaseline
N = 476
(%)
End of Treatment
N = 409
(%)
Baseline
N = 219
(%)
End of Treatment
N = 209
(%)
Erythema24%21%31%35%
Scaling8%19%14%12%
Dryness11%22%18%13%
Burning8%13%8%4%
Itching17%15%22%14%

During the 12 weeks of treatment, each local skin reaction peaked at Week 2 and gradually reduced thereafter.

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Veltin (Clindamycin Phosphate and Tretinoin Gel)

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

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