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Clinagel Information

Clinagel is a commercial drug that is prescribed in the form of Gel. Primarily, it is used for the treatment of Bacterial Infections, Skin Infections. Clinagel also has some secondary and off-label uses. These are listed below.

Medical history of the patient along with age and gender determines the dosage of Clinagel. The condition it has been prescribed for, and the route of administration also determine the right dosage. Detailed information has been provided in the dosage section.

While these are the most often observed Clinagel side effects, there are can be others also. These have been listed below. These side effects of Clinagel are usually temporary and subside with the completion of treatment. However, if these continue for a longer time, consult your doctor right away.

It is also important to note that Clinagel has a Severe effect for pregnant women and Moderate effect on lactating mothers. In addition, Clinagel's effects on the liver, heart and kidney are discussed below in the Clinagel related warnings section.

The section on Clinagel contraindications lists all such conditions.

Drug interactions for Clinagel have been reported in the medical literature. See below for a complete list.

In addition to these precautions, you may also note that Clinagel is safe while driving, and is is addictive in nature.



Clinagel Benefits & Uses

Clinagel is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Clinagel 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 Form: Gel
  • 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 Form: Gel
  • 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 Form: Gel
  • Dosage Route: Topical
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: 7 days
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor

Clinagel Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Clinagel safe for pregnant women?


    Pregnant women may get severe side effects after taking Clinagel. If you are pregnant, do not take Clinagel without a doctor's advice.

    Severe
  • Is the use of Clinagel safe during breastfeeding?


    Clinagel may lead to some side effects in breastfeeding women. If you witness any unusal symptoms after taking Clinagel, discontinue its use and call your doctor right away. Follow your doctor's advice regarding the use of Clinagel.

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


    Clinagel has very mild side effects on the kidneys.

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


    Side effects of Clinagel rarely affect the liver.

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


    Clinagel is completely safe for the heart.

    Safe


Severe Interaction of Clinagel with Other Drugs

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

Moderate



Clinagel Contraindications

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



Frequently asked Questions about Clinagel

  • Is this Clinagel habit forming or addictive?


    No, you will not get addicted to Clinagel.

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


    Clinagel does not cause dizziness or sleep, so you can drive a vehicle or operate machinery also.

    Safe
  • Is it safe?


    Clinagel is safe but it is important to consult a doctor before taking it.

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


    No, Clinagel cannot treat any kind of mental disorder.

    No

Clinagel Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Clinagel


    Taking Clinagel with food does not harm your health.

    Safe
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Clinagel


    Due to lack of research, there is no information about the side effects of taking Clinagel with alcohol.

    Unknown


Frequently asked Questions about Clinagel

Question over 4 years ago

Does Clinagel work for acne?

Dr. Ajay Kumar MBBS, MD , Psychiatry, General Physician, Infectious Disease, Sexology, Internal Medicine, Venereology, Diabetology

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

Question almost 4 years ago

Can I take Clinagel with diphenhydramine?

Dr. Faisal Mukhtar MBBS, PG Dip, DNB , Ophthalmology

Yes, oral Clinagel can be taken with diphenhydramine. No drug-drug interaction has been reported between them. It is safe to take Clinagel along with diphenhydramine if the dose of this drug does not exceed recommended doses. However, if you feel any discomfort after taking this drug do not hesitate to inform your doctor.

Question almost 4 years ago

Can I take Clinagel with tramadol?

Dr. R.K Singh MBBS , Diabetology

Yes, oral Clinagel can be taken with tramadol. No harmful drug interaction has been reported between them. It is safe to take Clinagel along with tramadol if it does not exceed the recommended dosage.

Question about 5 years ago

How long can I safely take Clinagel?

Dr. Bharat MBBS , General Physician

Take Clinagel as directed by your doctor to ensure complete eradication of infection. Do not take or use this medicine longer than prescribed to avoid bacterial resistance.

Question over 4 years ago

Can Clinagel treat strep?

Dr. Abhijit MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Clinagel can treat strep. It is used in the treatment of strep throat (pharyngitis) caused by Streptococcus pyogenes. Since it is a prescription drug and an antibiotic, you are advised to not take this drug by yourself to avoid bacterial resistance.



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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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