Clinderm Gel

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Clinderm Information

Clinderm is a prescription medicine that is available as a Gel. Primarily, it is used for the treatment of Bacterial Infections, Skin Infections. Clinderm also has some secondary and off-label uses. These are listed below.

The right dosage of Clinderm depends on the age, gender, and medical history of the patient. The condition it has been prescribed for, and the route of administration also determine the right dosage. For detailed information on this, read through the dosage section.

Besides the aforementioned side effects, there are other adverse effects of Clinderm as well, which are listed below. Such side effects of Clinderm normally do not last long and go away once the treatment is completed. Consult your doctor if these side effects become worse or stay for a longer duration.

In addition, Clinderm's effect is Severe during pregnancy and Moderate for lactating mothers. In addition, Clinderm's effects on the liver, heart and kidney are discussed below in the Clinderm related warnings section.

Other contraindications of Clinderm have been discussed in the sections ahead.

Drug reaction of Clinderm with other medicines has been reported. See below for a complete list.

In addition to the above precautions for Clinderm, it is important to know that it is safe while driving, and is habit-forming.



Clinderm Benefits & Uses

Clinderm is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Clinderm 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

Clinderm Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Clinderm safe for pregnant women?


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

    Severe
  • Is the use of Clinderm safe during breastfeeding?


    If you are breastfeeding, you may experience some harmful effects of Clinderm. In case you experience any of these, discontinue its use until you consult your doctor.

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


    Clinderm has very mild side effects on the kidneys.

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


    Clinderm has very mild side effects on the liver.

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


    There are no any side effects of Clinderm for the heart.

    Safe


Severe Interaction of Clinderm with Other Drugs

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

Moderate



Clinderm Contraindications

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



Frequently asked Questions about Clinderm

  • Is this Clinderm habit forming or addictive?


    No, there is no any evidence that Clinderm is addictive.

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


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

    Safe
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, but take Clinderm only as per medical advice.

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


    There is no benefit of taking Clinderm for mental disorders.

    No

Clinderm Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Clinderm


    Taking Clinderm with food is safe.

    Safe
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Clinderm


    Information about the interaction of Clinderm and alcohol is not currently available because this topic has not been researched yet.

    Unknown


Frequently asked Questions about Clinderm

Question over 4 years ago

Does Clinderm treat UTI?

Dr. Kuldeep Meena MBBS, MD , Cardiology, Neurology, Pediatrics, Dermatology, Pulmonology, Nephrology, General Physician, Other, Infectious Disease, Emergency Medicine, Allergy and Immunology, Internal Medicine, Multispeciality

Yes, Clinderm can treat UTI (urinary tract infection) but it is not generally preferred as a first line drug of choice for the treatment of UTI. It is only prescribed in UTI when other drugs are not effective in treating the infection.

Question over 4 years ago

Does Clinderm contain penicillin?

Dr. Manju Shekhawat MBBS , General Physician

No, Clinderm 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

Can Clinderm treat bacterial vaginosis (BV)?

Dr. MBBS , General Physician, Other, Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Yes, Clinderm can treat BV (bacterial vaginosis) which is an infection caused by the overgrowth of bacteria in the vagina. Clinderm contains clindamycin which is a broad-spectrum antibiotic that kills the bacteria that are causing the infection.

Question over 5 years ago

How does Clinderm work?

Dr. Abhijit MBBS , General Physician

Clinderm is a broad-spectrum antibiotic. It works by preventing the protein synthesis in bacteria which are essential for it. The absence of these vital proteins results in stunned bacterial cell growth due to which bacteria become vulnerable and dies. Clinderm is effective against a wide range of both gram negative and gram positive bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Streptococcus pyogenes, Prevotella melaninogenica, and lostridium perfringens.

Question almost 5 years ago

Does Clinderm cover anaerobes?

Dr. Yogesh Kumar MBBS , General Physician

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



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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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