Veltin Side Effects

Generic Name: clindamycin / tretinoin topical

Note: This document contains side effect information about clindamycin / tretinoin topical. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Veltin.

Some side effects of Veltin may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.

For the Consumer

Applies to clindamycin / tretinoin topical: topical application gel/jelly

Along with its needed effects, clindamycin / tretinoin topical may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking clindamycin / tretinoin topical:

More common
  • Dryness and peeling of the skin
  • flushing or redness of the skin
  • itching
  • unusually warm skin
Less common
  • Burning or stinging at the site of application
  • changes in the color of the skin
  • fever
  • stomach cramps, tenderness, or pain
  • watery or bloody diarrhea

Some side effects of clindamycin / tretinoin topical may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

Less common
  • Cough
  • dry skin
  • headaches
  • muscle aches
  • pain and tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones
  • shortness of breath or troubled breathing
  • sore throat
  • stuffy or runny nose
  • tightness of the chest or wheezing
  • unusual tiredness or weakness

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to clindamycin / tretinoin topical: topical gel

General

The most commonly reported side effects were erythema, dryness, and itching.

Dermatologic

Very common (10% or more): Erythema, dryness
Common (1% to 10%): Sunburn, scaling, burning, itching
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Acne, dry skin, seborrhea, photosensitivity reaction, pruritus, rash, exfoliative rash, skin exfoliation
Rare (less than 0.1%): Dermatitis, herpes simplex, rash macular, skin bleeding, skin depigmentation, skin irritation

Local

Common (1% to 10%): Application site dryness, application site irritation, application site exfoliation, application site erythema, application site pruritus, application site dermatitis
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Application site reaction, application site burning
Rare (less than 0.1%): Application site swelling, application site erosion, application site discoloration, application site desquamation

Other

Rare (less than 0.1%): Feeling hot, pain

Endocrine

Rare (less than 0.1%): Hypothyroidism

Gastrointestinal

Rare (less than 0.1%): Gastroenteritis, nausea

Hypersensitivity

Rare (less than 0.1%): Hypersensitivity

Nervous system

Rare (less than 0.1%): Headache

Ocular

Rare (less than 0.1%): Eye irritation

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