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Clindamycin / Tretinoin Topical Dosage

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Jul 5, 2022.

Applies to the following strengths: 1.2%-0.025%

Usual Adult Dose for:

Usual Pediatric Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

Usual Adult Dose for Acne

At bedtime, squeeze a pea-sized amount of medication into one fingertip, dot it onto the chin, cheeks, nose, and forehead, and then gently rub over the entire face.

Comments: Avoid the eyes, lips, and mucous membranes. This medication is not for oral, ophthalmic, intranasal or intravaginal use.

Use: Topical treatment of acne vulgaris in patients 12 years or older.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Acne

Patients 12 years through 18 years: At bedtime, squeeze a pea-sized amount of medication into one fingertip, dot it onto the chin, cheeks, nose, and forehead, and then gently rub over the entire face.

Comments: Avoid the eyes, lips, and mucous membranes. This medication is not for oral, ophthalmic, intranasal or intravaginal use.

Use: Topical treatment of acne vulgaris in patients 12 years or older.

Renal Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Liver Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Precautions

CONTRAINDICATIONS:

  • Regional enteritis, ulcerative colitis, or history of antibiotic-associated colitis

Safety and efficacy have not been established in patients younger than 12 years.

Consult WARNINGS section for additional precautions.

Dialysis

Data not available

Other Comments

Administration advice:

  • Advice patients to gently washed the face with a mild soap and warm water at bedtime.
  • Advice patients to apply medication as a thin layer over the entire face (excluding the eyes and lips after patting the skin dry.
  • After the application the patient should wash hands.

Patient advice:
  • Read the US FDA-approved patient labeling (Patient Information and Instructions for Use).
  • Advise patient to apply a sunscreen every morning and to reapply over the course of the day as needed.
  • Advise patients to avoid exposure to sunlight, sunlamp, ultraviolet light, and other medicines that may increase sensitivity to sunlight.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.