Acleen

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Acleen Information



Acleen Benefits & Uses

Acleen is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Acleen Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult
  • Disease: Pimples (Acne)
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: Apply in appropriate quantity on affected area
  • Dosage Route: Topical
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: 7 days
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Geriatric
  • Disease: Pimples (Acne)
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: Apply in appropriate quantity on affected area
  • Dosage Route: Topical
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: 7 days
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
  • Disease: Pimples (Acne)
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: Apply in appropriate quantity on affected area
  • Dosage Route: Topical
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: 7 days
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor

Acleen Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Acleen safe for pregnant women?


    Acleen can cause severe side effects if taken during pregnancy, so, pregnant women should talk to their doctor before taking it.

    Severe
  • Is the use of Acleen safe during breastfeeding?


    Breastfeeding women may feel side effects of Acleen. If you see any side effects, stop taking Acleen immediately and talk to your doctor. Take Acleen again, only after your doctor's advice.

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of Acleen on the Kidneys?


    Very few cases of side effects of Acleen on kidney have been reported.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Acleen on the Liver?


    Very few cases of side effects of Acleen on the liver have been reported.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Acleen on the Heart?


    You can take Acleen without any fear of damage to the heart.

    Safe


Severe Interaction of Acleen with Other Drugs

Acleen should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Moderate



Acleen Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Acleen unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Acleen

  • Is this Acleen habit forming or addictive?


    No, you will not get addicted to Acleen.

    No
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    Yes, you can operate a vehicle or heavy machinery after taking Acleen since it does not cause drowsiness.

    Safe
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, but consume Acleen only on doctor's advice.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    Acleen is unable to treat or cure mental disorders.

    No

Acleen Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Acleen


    You can take Acleen with food.

    Safe
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Acleen


    No research has been done on this till date. Therefore, it is not known what the effect of taking Acleen with alcohol will be.

    Unknown


Frequently asked Questions about Acleen

Question almost 5 years ago

Can Acleen cause diarrhoea?

Dr. R.K Singh MBBS , Diabetology

Yes, oral Acleen causes diarrhoea. It is a common side effect of this drug. To keep yourself well hydrated, drink plenty of fluids while you are taking this drug. If you are experiencing severe diarrhoea after taking this drug then discuss with your doctor immediately without any further delay.

Question about 4 years ago

Is Acleen a steroid?

Dr. Mayank Yadav MBBS , General Physician

No, Acleen is not a steroid. It contains clindamycin which is a broad-spectrum macrolide antibiotic that belongs to the class of drug known as lincosamides. It is used in the treatment of bacterial infections.

Question over 4 years ago

Does Acleen contain penicillin?

Dr. Manju Shekhawat MBBS , General Physician

No, Acleen does not contains penicillin. It contains clindamycin which is a macrolide antibiotic that belongs to the class of drug known as lincosamide and it has a broad spectrum activity against a wide range of gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria that are generally found to be resistant to penicillin.

Question over 4 years ago

Does Acleen cover anaerobes?

Dr. Yogesh Kumar MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Acleen covers anaerobes. It is effective against some of the anaerobic bacteria such as Prevotella melaninogenica, Fusobacterium necrophorum, Fusobacterium nucleatum, Peptostreptococcus anaerobius, and Clostridium perfringens.

Question over 4 years ago

Does Acleen work for acne?

Dr. Ajay Kumar MBBS, MD , General Physician

Yes, Acleen works in acne. It is used in the treatment of acne vulgaris (pimples) caused by Propionibacterium acnes and Cutibacterium acnes.  The topical preparation of Acleen has to be applied a thin layer on the affected area once daily or as advised by your doctor.



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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience


References

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; CLeocin HCl® clindamycin hydrochloride

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 756-757

April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 328-330

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