This powerhouse antibiotic stops the growth of bacteria that causes acne, clogged pores and inflammation. This means pimples will be reduced in size and less red as they fade away into thin air. Scientifically speaking, clindamycin reduces the bacteria that is responsible for inflamed acne lesions, which in turn improves non-inflamed acne lesions, such as blackheads.
Clindamycin says “settle down acne!” and attacks it head-on.
- Side effects of clindamycin include dryness, redness, stinging, irritation or oiliness, and peeling. Rare side effects may include diarrhea and abdominal pain. Allergic reaction to this medication is rare. Symptoms of an allergic reaction may include rash, itching/swelling (especially of face/lips/tongue/throat), feeling light-headed, and difficulty breathing. Stop use and seek emergency help if you experience severe swelling, shortness of breath, or severe diarrhea. Should you become pregnant, please check with a medical professional to determine whether you should continue this medication.
- This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Contact your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.