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User Reviews for Clindamycin topical

Also known as: Cleocin Ovules, Cleocin Vaginal, ClindaMax, Clindesse

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For Bacterial Vaginitis: "A lot of the Western medicine out there is a joke and it’s nothing but a money hungry business to keep you coming back for more. A tube of this costs $91 and sure it takes the burn and smell away but once you’re done it’s back. I’ve been dealing with BV now for 3 months and I’m done with the deceiving promises and have headed the homeopathic rout. Do something good for your body, don’t give it garbage"

   
1.0

Annoyed (taken for 1 to 6 months) November 27, 2018

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For Acne: "My face is super sensitive so when my doctor recommended this to me, I was scared my face would break out more or get excessively dry. It has already been a week and my face is almost clear and the size of my acne has reduced tremendously. The first few days were the toughest for me because it seemed like my face wasn't getting any better since my acne wasn't reducing and some new ones appeared. I told myself to wait it out (mainly because this stuff is more on the expensive side). I am so glad I did! This product was $52 for me but even after a week it looks like I barely used it because it takes awhile to go through."

   
10

Lala (taken for less than 1 month) November 17, 2018

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For Acne: "I love this medicine! I’ve only been using it for about a month and see major results! For even better results, use it with “Acne Medication 5 Benzoyl Peroxide Gel USP, 5%” They work like a dream together! Though, it made my skin peel the first week I used it, so be careful! After about 2 weeks of use, the peeling stopped and my skin looked amazing! I noticed my acne scars beginning to blur and I’ve never seen my skin look better. Highly recommend, but be cautious of the peeling! Don’t be panicked of it, I believe it’s a side effect. It’ll go away before you know, so don’t stress over it like me. Good luck!"

   
8.0

Reviewer (taken for less than 1 month) October 13, 2018

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For Acne: "I have been using clindamycin gel with cerave facewash for a few days now. I have the inflammatory, hormonal acne all over my face. The only area that it is not on my face is around my eyes where sunglasses would cover. It's on my cheeks in full, chin, around my mouth, my forehead and beside my eyes. It is also on my back. I am a 31 YO female. This gel has already helped reduce the redness and acne after just a few days. My face has calmed down. I have the type of acne that clears up with oral antibiotics too but I can't be on that for a variety of reasons; pregnancy and breastfeeding etc. I am not sure how this will pan out over several months, I hope to come back and update. This did dry my lips but that recovered after a few days. Get some chapstick. There was a slight burn when beginning this rx. I do use facial moisturizers regularly. I also was able to put makeup on top of this in the morning to wear to work and it worked out fine."

   
10

HelloPPL October 9, 2018

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For Acne: "I used this gel for 3 months and the result is very positive. At the beginning I have burning sensation which irritates too much but remember the idioms sabr ka fal mitha hota hai (There is a sweet fruit at the destination of every journe) and now I have no pimples. But one thing if you stop this treatment and not look after your face then pimples will come back - this is my experience. Otherwise product is very good."

   
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Radha (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 1, 2018

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For Perioral Dermatitis: "Was prescribed a Clindagel for PD. Really didn’t do much at all. I know everyone is different but I honestly wouldn’t waste too much with this. Violet extract dried it up in a couple days. Also went to Chinese doctor (TCM) and got herbal tea that has helped a lot! Elidel helps bring down flares as well but is not a cure."

25 and sensitive (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 27, 2018

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For Acne: "I have been using adaplene and clindamycin phophate gel for 3 days, my skin is getting severe burn and I have cracks under my skin. But I had read many reviews which give me positive thoughts, therefore I hope , it will cure up my skin eventually . But for now my skin is becoming worst if I get to notice any change I'll share it for betterment"

Jass September 21, 2018

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For Acne: "I've used the benzoyl peroxide/clindamycin cream for 7 days and I officially quit!!! I can usually tough out any initial side effects but the way my skin /burns/ after applying moisturizer (BECAUSE IT DRIES THE HECK OUT OF MY SKIN - seriously my skin is red and scaly on my upper lip) is unbearable!!!!! I've never felt such a painful burn on my face in my life :("

   
1.0

Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) September 12, 2018

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For Acne: "This medication helped clear up my daughter's moderate acne completely"

   
9.0

Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 29, 2018

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For Acne: "I have had bad acne since I was 12. By the time I was about 20 I had tried many face washes and acne creams, and nothing worked. Some dermatologists only recommended taking strong oral medication, but the side effects were too severe and I did not want to take a chance. I went to a different dermatologist and was finally prescribed clindamycin 1% topical cream (twice a day) , and tretinoin .025% (once a day at night). I eventually went up to tretinoin .1%. I now do the weaker tretinoin every 3 days while the other days I use the stronger one. My skin has never been this clear - I rarely ever have even one pimple on my face. The only downside is that your skin gets really dry but if you use face masks and cream (especially Korean face masks ) the dryness goes away. I might get a few pimples during PMS but barely any, and only sometimes. I'm extremely pleased that I finally found something that works for me."

   
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AC (taken for 1 to 2 years) August 23, 2018

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For Acne: "I was prescribed Doxycyline Monohydrate, Benzoyl Peroxide, and another cream. The other cream wasn’t covered by my insurance, so i got prescribed with Clindamycin later on. As I added Clindamycin to my routine with the other drugs, my skin got really really oily and it broke out. Mind you, my skin was 90% clear before using this gel and I thought why not just use it if I was prescribed it as well. Everyone’s skin is different, I'd say if your skin is usually on the oily side you wouldn’t want to use Clindamycin gel."

   
1.0

lindabee August 6, 2018

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Clindesse (clindamycin) for Bacterial Vaginitis: "I have been struggling with BV for about 15 years. At first I was being treated for a yeast infection finally I was given flagyl first second and third round didn't work then they went to the metronidazole gel all 7 rounds no success I have been trying to conceive so do this was a hard pill to swallow. I'm on 27 I just couldn't understand so I researched different med and went back to my doctor with questions she prescribed clindesse I rushed home showered and inserted the med. Next day I felt so much better I was dancing around the house it's day for with not a symptom of any kind of love this product hopefully the BV remains gone"

   
7.0

Kitty (taken for less than 1 month) July 30, 2018

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For Acne: "Wonderful. Takes awhile to work (2-3 weeks) but once it does it helps significantly. Works well for red, inflamed, cystic acne. I use the clindamycin phosphate 1% lotion—moisturizes a bit and doesn’t aggravate my very sensitive, dry skin. I feel it’s worth mentioning that I have eczema and it doesn’t bother that either. One bottle lasts me a couple months."

   
9.0

Sensitive skin (taken for 1 to 2 years) July 26, 2018

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For Acne: "I’m 20 years old and have been having horrible acne breakouts. They are so red and inflamed. If I popped them then they would only get worse and multiply. My doctor prescribed me the 1% clindamycin phosphate pledgets. I used them every morning and night after washing my face. I did this for around 4 months. The pledgers only lasted me 1 month and it was getting pretty costly. I then switched to the 1% clindamycin phosphate gel and it has done wonders for my skin. I used to breakout all over my face and the pimples would never go away. Now I maybe get 3 small ones around the time of my period. But the topical also helps to reduce the redness and inflammation when my acne was super bad. I finally feel comfortable enough to leave my house without any makeup on. Only reason I give it a 9/10 is because I’ve noticed my skin is more shiny and oily."

   
9.0

Aliza July 20, 2018

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For Bacterial Vaginitis: "I have never had BV before in my life, now that I had it once I get it every couple of months. I have done the metro gel before many times. 7 days to only have a raging thrush afterwards. My doctor finally prescribed me this as I just had a hysterectomy and had everything removed minus ovaries and I'm left with a vaginal cuff which isn't healing well. Once my stitches were gone she gave me this after flaygl didn't work either. This time around I have stayed heavy on my probotics, I took 5 day cream and took my diflucan day 3. I have had zero issues with burning. Only achyness first few days which I get from BV. I'm 7 days post meds and it feels great. Really thinking it worked."

   
8.0

Unrulyvag (taken for less than 1 month) July 19, 2018

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For Perioral Dermatitis: "Topical clindamycin with minocycline clears it in 10’dsys"

   
8.0

Sue (taken for less than 1 month) July 5, 2018

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For Acne: "Typically started treatment with clindamycin phosphate clear gel. It doesn't irritate skin. If I have some rashes or pimple irritation on skin I also use Fudic (Fusidic acid )clear gel. It will shows big results. Only keep calm and be patient . Also can use Havglo cream for your scars. I am also suffering from acne and scar. I started treatment and these creams are prescribed by my skin dr. So remember to consult with skin dr."

Dhanu July 3, 2018

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For Acne: "I’ve tried lots of different combinations of treatments for acne over the past 6 months, and nothing was working. I was on Trinessa-Lo birth control (said to help reduce acne; it didn’t), started Differin gel, tried more natural cleaners and facial treatments, etc. Absolutely nothing worked, until my doctor prescribed Clindamycin. As a disclaimer, she had me switch to a more hormonally-balanced birth control (Estarylla), continue to use Differin gel, and use Clindamycin on top of that all. But instantly after using the Clindamycin, I saw MAJOR results within 2 weeks. Just as a tip, however, DO NOT skip moisturizing your face, because this product is pretty drying. I recommend Differin brand moisturizer with SPF in it. My face is now nice and soft, and pretty much acne-free!"

   
9.0

Char (taken for less than 1 month) June 29, 2018

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For Acne: "I would 100% recommend clindamycin topical. I’ve been using it for about 3 weeks now, my doctor told me to use it along side doxycycline and my skin cleared up within 5-7 days because of the solution. Other friends that have used it say that your skin does get used to the product so it stops working but it’s a fantastic short term solution."

   
8.0

jess102 (taken for less than 1 month) June 26, 2018

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For Acne: "Used for 3 months as directed by my doctor. Initially I had a really bad rash but I persisted and my skin did become less sensitive to the product. It feels like is burning once applied but this feeling goes away in a few minutes. I had the clearest and smoothest skin ever when I was on it but this did not last and eventually went back to 'normal' and potentially got even worse after the 3 months. Although I never irritated or dried out my skin because I was on top of my moisturiser, I was also worried about the effects of the alcohol in the product."

   
3.0

Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 15, 2018

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For Acne: "Have used foam for 2 weeks. I see a little improvement."

   
7.0

Slugger (taken for less than 1 month) June 13, 2018

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For Acne: "I’ve been trying to treat my hormonal acne since the beginning of 2017 which feels like 4 years now even though it’s only been 1. I took Spirolactone for my hormonal acne which did (listen when I tell you little) little amount to clear my face. It mostly kept my oil at bay. I decided to go back to my derm in 2018 and she prescribed doxy 125 mm a day. No easy drug by any means, and clindamyacin phosphate gel. I was reluctant at first because I had previously been to a diff derm with no luck (spiro) and felt defeated and broke. I’ve been on the antibiotics for a month now and I’d say in combo with the doxy my acne has cleared about 90 percent. I find this utterly groundbreaking since I genuinely believed this is something I’d ALWAYS deal with.They say it doesn’t work well for people who have oily skin but I disagree. Because of the alcohol in it, it helps keep my oil at bay. But it’s not drying like retin-a or panoxyl. Definitely worth visiting a doctor about that’s all I can say."

   
9.0

Aly Delaine June 11, 2018

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For Acne: "When applied to the skin, caused an uncomfortable burning sensation to occur."

   
1.0

Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) May 28, 2018

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For Bacterial Vaginitis: "I was asked to use the ovules for three days. Right after insertion (best done by finger) it burns a lot for the first 15-20 minutes then it calms down. I thought it was an allergic reaction but after reading these posts it seems like it’s a side effect. Symptoms seem to be getting better, but I’m also taking another oral antibiotic so I’m not sure which medicine is the effective one. If there is an alternative to this medicine, I would opt for that to avoid that awful burning sensation."

   
2.0

First time user (taken for less than 1 month) May 24, 2018

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Clindesse (clindamycin) for Bacterial Vaginitis: "I was experiencing a horrible BV. I would be embarrassed because I was having a bad odor and felt sweaty with discharge. I informed my gyn when I got my annual pap. He prescribed me Clindesse and gave me a coupon for it $75 off!!! I ended up paying $35 out of pocket. I got home that evening showered and inserted medication. I took it on Tuesday and today is Thursday and so far no discharge, no foul odor no sweat. So relieved. I was only wondering if the medication would come back out or have a nasty discharge like the other reviews I read. I would recommend this medication."

   
8.0

Annonymous May 24, 2018

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