Clinka Gel 20gm
By INTAS PHARMACEUTICALS LTD
20g Gel in Tube
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Clinka 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 Clinka Gel, but they normally fade away with time. Please report to the doctor if you notice the side effects persist or worsen....
Uses of Clinka 1 %W/W
Clinka Gel for the treatment of acne.
Contraindications of Clinka 1 %W/W
- If you have an allergy to clindamycin, lincomycin or other ingredients of the Clinka Gel.
- If you have a digestive disorder like inflammation in the inner lining of the intestine (colitis) or have a history of antibiotic-associated colitis.
Side effects of Clinka 1 %W/W
- Skin dryness
- Urge to scratch
- Skin oiliness
Precautions and Warnings of Clinka 1 %W/W
Can I use Clinka Gel during pregnancy?
There is limited information on the use of the medicine during pregnancy. Hence, it is recommended not to use Clinka Gel unless it is prescribed by the doctor.
Can I use Clinka Gel while breastfeeding?
Clinka Gel needs to be applied to the skin. Hence, it may pass into the breastmilk. However, it should not be applied to the breast or areas near the breast of breastfeeding mothers as there may be chances of ingestion by a breastfed infant. Avoid using on large areas of skin for a prolonged period.
Can I drive if I have applied Clinka Gel?
Clinka Gel is a topical preparation and may not affect the driving ability or ability to handle machinery.
Can I consume alcohol during the treatment with Clinka Gel?
There is no direct interaction between alcohol and Clinka Gel.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
- You may develop an allergic reaction after using Clinka Gel
- You are using products containing benzoyl peroxide because concomitant use should be avoided.
- You should not apply it on the eyes, mouth, and cuts or wounds on your skin, as caution should be exercised when applying medication around the areas.
- You may have a genetic tendency to develop allergic diseases like rhinitis, asthma, etc., as caution is advised.
- You may experience burning or irritation on the skin. The doctor may suggest you discontinue the treatment.
Mode of Action of Clinka 1 %W/W
How Does It Work?
Clindamycin in Clinka Gel acts by inhibiting bacterial protein synthesis, which is required by bacteria to grow and its function. Hence, it stops the growth of bacteria and prevents spreading.
Directions for Use of Clinka 1 %W/W
- Clinka Gel is meant for external use only.
- Use as directed by a doctor or pharmacist.
- Read the instructions from the label or leaflet before use.
- Clean and dry the infected area well.
- Apply it on a healthy skin surface free from cuts and wounds; rub it gently.
- Wash hands before and after using the medicine unless the hands are the area to be treated.
- Do not use it for a longer time than the doctor suggested.
- Do not apply on windburned or sunburned skin or open wounds.
- Do not use the medicine in or around the eyes, lips or inside the nose.
- In case the eyes come in contact with the medicine rinse the eyes with clean water immediately.
Interactions of Clinka 1 %W/W
Interactions with other medicines
- Clinka Gel is meant for local application on the skin and thus is less likely to interact with other medicines taken orally. However, may interact with other topical medicines. Discuss with the doctor if you are already on other topical medicines....
- Concomitant use of the medicine along with blood thinners like warfarin, acenocoumarol, and fluindione may increase blood clotting time.
- If you are going to have surgery in those cases, anaesthetics or medicines used to paralyse the muscles should be used with caution.
Storage and disposal of Clinka 1 %W/W
- Store Clinka Gel below 25°C at a cool and dry place.
- Keep it away of reach of children and pets.
Dosage of Clinka 1 %W/W
- As Clinka Gel is meant for external application cases of overdose are unlikely. However, upon accidental ingestion contact the doctor immediately or visit the nearest hospital. If you applied extra quantity then wipe out the excess with tissue or cotton....
Missed a Dose
- If you missed applying Clinka Gel, apply it as soon as possible. Do not overapply the medicine just to compensate for the missed dose.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: What precautions do I need to take before applying for Clinka Gel?
- Do not use it for a longer duration than the doctor has suggested.
- Do not apply Clinka 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 Clinka Gel?
A: Keep using Clinka 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 Clinka Gel in the freezer?
A: No, do not let Clinka Gel freeze, as it may alter its efficacy. Store it at room temperature only.
Q: Can I apply Clinka Gel in an excess amount for fast healing?
A: No, if you use Clinka 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.
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