CLIAC GEL contains Clindamycin, which belongs to the group of medicines called Antibiotics. It is used in the treatment of acne vulgaris. Acne vulgaris is a common skin condition that occurs when hair follicles get blocked with oil and dead skin cells. Symptoms include whiteheads, blackheads, small red, tender bumps, pimples, and pus-filled lumps on the skin.
Before applying CLIAC GEL, inform your doctor if you have or ever had diarrhea, bloody diarrhea and pseudomembranous colitis. CLIAC GEL is not recommended for use if you have a history of regional enteritis (inflammation of the small intestine), ulcerative colitis (inflammation of the large intestine) or antibiotic-associated colitis.
CLIAC GEL should be used with caution during pregnancy or by breastfeeding women only if clearly needed. The safety and effectiveness of CLIAC GEL in children under the age of 12 has not been established. The most common side effects of applying CLIAC GEL are burning, itching, and redness of the skin. Consult your doctor if symptoms worsen.
USES OF CLIAC GEL
- Treats acne vulgaris
HOW CLIAC GEL WORKS
CLIAC GEL acts against the bacteria by binding to the 50S subunit of the bacterial ribosome (site of protein synthesis), which in turn prevents protein synthesis and kills the infection-causing bacteria.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
Apply CLIAC GEL as advised by your physician. It is for external use only. Wash your hands before use. Wash and dry the whole area, apply a thin film once daily to the skin where acne lesions appear and use enough to cover the entire affected area. In case of contact with the eyes, mouth or nostrils, rinse it off immediately and thoroughly with water. Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration for you depending on your age, body weight and disease condition.
SIDE EFFECTS OF CLIAC GEL
- Burning, itching or abnormal redness of the skin at the application site
- Scaling, pain, dryness and skin irritation at the application site
- Abdominal pain
- Oily skin
- Antibiotic-associated colitis
Stop applying CLIAC GEL and contact your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following side effects:
- Allergic symptoms (e.g., rashes, itchiness, difficulty in breathing or eye swelling)
- Severe or bloody diarrhea. (a sign of bowel inflammation, pseudomembranous colitis)
WARNING & PRECAUTIONS
The safety and effectiveness of CLIAC GEL in pregnant women or women planning to have a baby have not been established yet. It will be given to you by the doctor only if clearly needed. Consult your doctor before applying CLIAC GEL.
CLIAC GEL should be used with caution in breastfeeding women as it is not known if the medicine is excreted in human milk. Your doctor will decide whether to discontinue nursing or the medicine, considering the benefits to the mother and baby. If it is applied to the chest, care should be taken to avoid accidental ingestion by the infant. Consult your doctor before applying CLIAC GEL.
Do not apply CLIAC GEL if you are allergic to Clindamycin or any other ingredients of this medicine.
CLIAC GEL is not recommended for use if you:
- Have regional enteritis (inflammation of the small intestine) or ulcerative colitis (inflammation of the large intestine)
- Have a history of antibiotic-associated colitis
Before applying CLIAC GEL inform your doctor if you:
- Diarrhea, bloody diarrhea
- Pseudomembranous colitis (inflammation of colon)
- Atopic individuals (more prone to allergies)
Use in pediatrics:
Safety and effectiveness of CLIAC GEL in children under the age of 12 have not been established. Consult your doctor before applying CLIAC GEL.
A. Drug-Drug interactions:
Before applying CLIAC GEL, inform your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicine:
- Neuromuscular blocking agents (Ex. rocuronium, vecuronium)
- Other anti-acne, topical agents
If you or anyone else accidentally applied too much of CLIAC GEL, consult your doctor immediately or visit the nearby hospital.
|Therapeutic Indication||:||Acne vulgaris|
|Dosage Forms||:||Injection, Tablet, Capsule, Gel, Cream, Lotion, Solution, Spray, Soap|
- Keep CLIAC GEL out of reach from children
- Store at room temperature
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