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Faceclin Gel 20gm

20g Gel in Tube

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Vitamin B3 / Nicotinic Acid / Niacin(4.0 %) + Clindamycin(1.0 %)
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Medical Description

Faceclin gel helps in reducing acne, blackheads and whiteheads, also helps in preventing acne and reducing acne scars. It contains clindamycin and nicotinamide. Clindamycin is an antibiotic and Nicoti...
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Uses of Faceclin Gel 20gm

Faceclin gel is effectively used in the treatment of bacterial infection and inflammation of the skin such as acne, pimples, whiteheads and blackheads

Contraindications of Faceclin Gel 20gm

  • If you are allergic to Clindamycin, Nicotinamide (vitamin B3) or any other components of Faceclin gel
  • If you have experienced diarrhoea after using an antibiotic
  • If you have a history of inflammatory bowel disease

Side effects of Faceclin Gel 20gm

  • Burning
  • Redness
  • Oily skin
  • Swelling
  • Skin irritation
  • Hives
  • Itching
  • Dry skin

Precautions and Warnings of Faceclin Gel 20gm



Can I use Faceclin gel during pregnancy?
Please consult your doctor before using Faceclin gel during pregnancy.

Breast Feeding

Can I use Faceclin gel while breastfeeding?
Please consult your doctor before using Faceclin gel while breastfeeding.


Can I drive if I have applied Faceclin gel?
Faceclin gel is for external use and is less likely to influence your ability to drive.


Can I consume alcohol with Faceclin gel?
There is no direct interaction between alcohol and Faceclin gel, but you should avoid consuming alcohol as it can worsen the infection and inflammation, and may also delay the healing process.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have a history of any allergic skin reaction
  • You experience excessive dryness, irritation and peeling of skin
  • You have a history of inflammation of the colon or antibiotic-associated diarrhoea
  • You are allergic to any components of this gel
  • You should avoid contact with eyes, nose and mouth

Mode of Action of Faceclin Gel 20gm

How Does It Work?

  • Clindamycin is an antibiotic agent which is widely used for treating various bacterial infection of the skin. It inhibits growth and multiplication of acne-causing bacteria
  • Nicotinamide is acts as an anti-inflammatory agent and reduces the swelling and redness associated with acne. It also regulates the amount of acne-causing oil being produced by the oil glands in your ...
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Directions for Use of Faceclin Gel 20gm

  • Faceclin gel is meant for external use only, and you should use it as prescribed by your doctor
  • Apply it on the skin surface that is free from cuts, wounds and injury
  • Avoid touching the tip of the container directly to the infected area of the skin
  • Wash your hands before & after using this medicine
  • In case your eyes come in contact with this gel rinse your eyes with clean water immediately

Interactions of Faceclin Gel 20gm

Interactions with other medicines

  • Faceclin gel is applied externally on the skin, thus it is less likely to interact with other medicines taken orally. However, it may interact with other topically applied cream and gel. Discuss with ...
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  • There is limited information available on the interaction of Faceclin gel with other medicines. However, as this gel contains clindamycin & nicotinamide, any interaction seen with these two components...
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  • You need to be cautious if you are taking oral anticoagulants like Warfarin, Acenocoumarol and Fluindione as this medicine may interact with them. Regular monitoring of blood coagulation parameters is...
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Storage and disposal of Faceclin Gel 20gm

Store Faceclin gel in a cool and dry place, protected from direct sunlight, moisture and heat. Keep it away from children and pets.

Dosage of Faceclin Gel 20gm


Faceclin gel is meant for external application. The cases of overdose are unlikely. However, upon accidental ingestion reach out to your doctor immediately or visit the nearest hospital. If you have o...
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Missed a Dose

Missing an application of Faceclin gel may reduce the effectiveness of the treatment. If you have missed applying this gel, use it as soon as possible. Do not overuse this gel to compensate for the mi...
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Content Details


Dr. Nikita Toshi

BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery)


Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: Is Faceclin gel effective for pimples?

A: Yes, it is very helpful in controlling pimples and also helps in lightening the after-marks.

Q: How do I apply Faceclin gel?

  • Wash your face properly and pat it dry
  • Wash your hands before applying the Faceclin gel
  • Apply a thin layer, rub it thoroughly and let it get absorbed
  • Avoid touching and pressing the acne or pimple too firmly while applying it
  • Repeat it as prescribed by your doctor

Q: I have viral infections can I use Faceclin gel?

A: Clindamycin is an antibacterial medicine and is not effective against viral infections.

Q: Can Faceclin gel be used in children?

A: The safety and effectiveness of Faceclin gel in pediatric patients under the age of 12 have not been established.

Q: Is Faceclin gel good for oily skin?

A: Yes, it is suitable for all skin types. It helps in controlling the excessive oil production in the skin.

Q: Will Faceclin gel be more effective if I use more than recommended?

A: Do not use more than recommended amount of Faceclin gel, as it may cause overabsorption of the gel into the skin and can cause skin dryness, diarrhoea. Various skin condition take considerable time to heal and get cured completely. Hence, it is recommended to apply this medicine as recommoneded by the doctor.

Q: Is Faceclin gel a steroid?

A: No, Faceclin gel is not a steroid. It contains vitmain B3 and an antibiotic as its active ingredients which provides desired effect.

Q: What does Faceclin gel contain?

A: Faceclin gel contains clindamycin and nicotinamide as the main ingredient.

Q: Does Faceclin gel remove dark spots?

A: No, Faceclin gel is not effective in removing dark spots. This gel is used to treat skin bacterial infection and associated symptoms like acne, pimples, whiteheads, etc.

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ContainsVitamin B3 / Nicotinic Acid / Niacin(4.0 %),Clindamycin(1.0 %)
UsesAcne, pimples, whiteheads and blackheads
Side effectsBurning, redness, oily skin, swelling, skin irritation
Last Updated on: 08 Oct 2021 | 08:03 PM (IST)
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