Clid Gel is a topical antibiotic used to treat acne. It contains clindamycin as an active component. Clindamycin helps to inhibit the growth of acne-causing bacteria. It is meant only for external application and should be applied exactly as recommended by the doctor. You may experience some application site reactions as side effects while using Clid Gel, but they normally fade away with time. Please report to the doctor if you notice the side effects persist or worsen....
Q: What precautions do I need to take before applying for Clid Gel?
Do not use it for a longer duration than the doctor has suggested.
Do not apply Clid Gel on windburned, sunburned skin or on open wounds.
Do not use the medicine in or around the eye area, lips or inside of the nose.
Rub it gently and well.
Wash the hands after applying it.
Q: For how long do I need to apply Clid Gel?
A: Keep using Clid Gel for the full time of treatment, even if your symptoms begin to clear up after a short time.
If you stop using the medicine too soon, your acne may return or get worse.
Q: Can I put Clid Gel in the freezer?
A: No, do not let Clid Gel freeze, as it may alter its efficacy. Store it at room temperature only.
Q: Can I apply Clid Gel in an excess amount for fast healing?
A: No, if you use Clid Gel more often than recommended or on large areas of the body, it may cause hormonal imbalance. In children, this may affect the growth and development. Usually, it is not used for children below 12 years old unless it is prescribed by a dermatologist depending upon the clinical condition.