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Active Ingredients:
Clindamycin Hydrochloride equivalent to 75 mg, 150 mg or 300 mg of Clindamycin.

Inactive ingredients:
75 mg-corn starch, FD&C blue no. 1, FD&C yellow no. 5, gelatin, lactose, magnesium stearate and talc; 150 mg-corn starch, FD&C blue no. 1, FD&C yellow no. 5, gelatin, lactose, magnesium stearate, talc and titanium dioxide; 300 mg-corn starch, FD&C blue no. 1, gelatin, lactose, magnesium stearate, talc and titanium dioxide.

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Reviewed on February 3, 2015

i'm using the topical pads, which is similar to the topical gel. i've noticed, when used consistently it works amazing! nothing has ever cleared my skin before, and for the first time in a long time most of my pimples dried out (leaving the skin extremely dry).

BUT- huge downside. i got lazy and stopped rubbing the pads on my chin and my jawline; and i broke out worse then ever before in those places. i never broke out like this, cystic terrible acne that hurts. now i'm terrified to go off these pads.

Dries pimples a lot faster, however dries out skin
Reviewed on November 30, 2014

Used clindamycin solution for about 2 weeks. I noticed that it dries out active pimples a lot faster than if you were to leave them alone, but it also makes your skin really dry because of the alcohol content.

Reviewed on October 20, 2014

I have mild, inflamed acne between my eyebrows, which consist of three to four acne cysts. I use this with retin a, and antibiotics for my acne. The first week, all my cysts were completely gone and the bumpy complexion I had was now smooth. Your dermatologist would likely say you wouldn't see results immediately, but trust me, you really do. About 2 weeks in, the Retin A caused me to breakout, so I put some of this stuff on but all of a sudden it stopped working. Not sure why, but maybe now it will take time to see results. I'll update my situation in 3 weeks or so.

Didnt work long term
Reviewed on October 10, 2014

Like the title says: didnt work long term. The first 3 months my skin looked great but then my body adjusted and it was as if I was doing nothing at all

by Kay789 on 01/31/2015 00:47
My experience exactly.
this product works!
Reviewed on September 5, 2014

I just stumble from this product when I was buying something form mercury drug. Mine was a glass roll on type clindamycin phosphate with vitamin E. It's named SOS (Save our skin) manufactured from the Ph. Only cost a hundred pesos / 2$. But it really work for me! I can manage my pimples with this. There was a time that I got a huge inflaming pimple on my forehead, I tried to pop it then after the bleeding stops I put some solution on my clean fingers then spot it on my pimple. As it dries I put another solution to it. I tried to put other treatments that I have but nothing works. I was so desperate coz I cant hide it with my make up anymore coz the bump is so big. :( I noticed when I stick to clindamycin sooner it shrink its size. I was so happy! I tried to continue the procedure and keep my hands clean to be free from further infection while I do the spotting. Now im always making sure that I have a socks and won't run out of this product. Since then it made me believe that this product works!

by markayaton on 06/06/2015 01:29
You pop it ! its too risky !
works on smaller pimple
Reviewed on September 4, 2014

I tried to use this before I'm trying to get pregnant so Retinol is not my option. This can be too drying if I use it for longer than 2 days. I can only use it as spot treatment. And it works on smaller pimples. It does absolutely nothing on big cystic acne.

by SteveO86 on 10/19/2014 21:07
I agree that it works best for spot treatment but not as good for large area acne especially since the alcohol tends to dry my skin. Benzoyl peroxide wash works great to large area acne as well as preventing new acne.
by SteveO86 on 10/19/2014 21:14
I agree that it works best for spot treatment but not as good for large area acne especially since the alcohol tends to dry my skin. Benzoyl peroxide wash works great to large area acne as well as preventing new acne.
Made my acne the worst it has ever been
Reviewed on August 4, 2014

My dermatologist prescribed Clindamycin lotion for my upper back and shoulders to be applied twice daily. I continued this regimen for 3 weeks before giving up on it. Had it simply done nothing, I would have been patient and waited longer to see if there would be results. However, my initially mild acne became increasingly worse The acne increased in number of pustules, frequency with which new pustules emerged, and the location of the pustules. They are now covering my ENTIRE back and sides, my shoulders spreading to half of my upper arms, the front and back of my neck, and even a few on my stomach. They are small, and mostly on the surface, yet still painful because there are so many. Some are a bit bigger and deeper in the skin than what was usual for my acne. It has been five days since I stopped using the Clindamycin lotion. The acne, unfortunately, has not yet receded. I started using an over-the-counter lotion with salicylic acid, which I used to use regularly. I'm going to try shower gel with salicylic acid as well (another product I used to use regularly). I am hoping that the damage from this product can be undone.

Although my experience with Clindamycin was awful, that is not to say that the product is awful. It will depend on your skin and your acne needs. However, it is helpful to know that this kind of negative effect CAN happen and if it happens to you, you might want to consider talking to your prescribing doctor about stopping the medication sooner rather than later.

by bitto on 09/07/2014 08:05
You will see the result after 6 to 8 weeks. You have to use it continuously. Use very little at a time. Then continue using it even after acne gets better.
Mild cystic acne begone!
Reviewed on July 7, 2014

Clindamycin, my old friend. I had some cystic bacne in high school, a few constant spots, and mild facial acne. This cleared my back right up, but didn't really do anything for my face. I would recommend for mild cystic acne ( though those words seem contradictory, mild cystic), but not for regular whiteheads/ prevention.

Works great for adult cystic acne
Reviewed on June 22, 2014

I am 45 years old and have been using this for about 5 years now. I also take spirinolactone (a pill) which helps with acne breakouts around the chin and mouth. I never had bad acne as a teenager, but as I approached my 40th b-day, I started to get these nasty cyst like pimples on my chin that hurt before you could even see anything. I went to the dermatologist and she prescribed Clindamyacin and Sprinolactone, these two together have almost completely cleared up my skin. I also use the Dermatologica line of skin care products which have also made a huge difference in my skin. I use their face wash, moisturizer, and an exfoliator 3 times a week (exfoliation is extremely important to get rid of the dead skin and oil and bacteria that get trapped in your pores). My skin has never looked better!

by MOT06 on 12/22/2014 21:30
Thanks so much for your post. I'm 38 and battling acne as I've never had in my teenage years nor through years of infertility medications and crazy concoctions. I was on the clindamyacin lotion which was leaving my skin and hair (!) very oily - as slick as slick can get to the point makeup wouldn't sit on my skin so my dermatologist switched me to the solution version and I pair it with tretinoin cream at night. I am not seeing much relief 6 weeks into it however. I did, though, pick up the Dermalogic wash and exfoliant based on your post and had to take the time to thank you for incorporating into your review. I used the wash immediately when I got home from purchasing it today and I can notice and feel and see an immediate difference! I am tempted to just use this line and my trentinoin cream but seeing as how I have an apt with my derm for chin laser (when did I get this old?) next week I figure I'll keep the prescribed regime for one more week and discuss live with her. Thanks again for your review!
great for minor acne
Reviewed on June 14, 2014

I loved this stuff, my friend had gave it to me prescribed from her Doc. and i have very sensitive , dry skin and it didnt make my pimples go away for like a couple weeks to a month (with facial wash) plus it made my skin feel soft and smooth

by kbattgirl on 06/22/2014 18:41
I am a nurse and I don't want to be a killjoy but you should never use prescription medication that has been prescribed for someone else. You could have an allergic reaction to something (and allergic reactions can vary from mild to life threatening). In the future, it would be in your best interest to go to your doctor and ask for the same medication that your friend is using instead of using leftover medication from a friend. ; )