Hi, I have acne that's not terrible, but worse enough for my mom to send me to the doctor. He perscribed som Clindamycin phosphate topical soution. I just wanted to know if anyone here has that/likes it/works well or whatnot. What are ur opinions?
After trying the Clindamycin pledgletes (originally prescribed for body breakouts but found to work great on my face) I was then prescribed the Clindamycin Phosphate. I was excited because I thought it would work even better than the pledgletes, considering it was a lotion form that would be absorbed into my skin better. I was wrong. I can't say it didn't work. It had some results but I had much better results with the pledgletes. My dermatologist explained it may have had something to do with a higher alcohol content in combonation with the Clindamycin. I suggest working with whatever you find works best for you. I also had pretty good results with Benzaclin and I noticed that many messages posted on this board reported just the opposite. Good luck!
Clindamycin in SOLUTION form saved my life. Seriously I was so busted and no other prescription topicals worked for me except this one. The lotion and gel form of clindamycin are not nearly as effective as one poster already said. But you have the solution form so if you give it time you should be pleased with the results.
I used this stuff for about three months and saw absolutely no improvement, it actually seemed to get worse. My doctor put me back on benzamyacin topical until I get to the derm and it seemed to make my acne improve over night (still not clear yet though).
hey. im a new user, and i'd just like to say that when i was 13 i had a little bit of acne (but not as bad as i have it now). it helped back then, but now it is not cysts or anything like that, but i do have alot of scars on my face from popping alot of my pimples and then again i have pimples also that are not popped. i just got put back on the clindamycin phosphate topical solution pads (not the tiny pledgets, the regular acne-like pads)
and i have not used it yet. i have very sensitive skin, adn also very dry skin. iam currently using stridex anti bacterial herbal foam wash, and have seen some improvement, but not that much. the good thing about it is it doenst dry out my skin or dry it like most products do. after i wash my face with it, i use a stridex aloe sensitive skin pad. i was wondering if i could use the clindamycin pad, in replace of the stridex pad, but still use the face wash.
ps: i was also wondering if clindamycin can irritate acne scars, or if it has irritated any of you guys that maybe have used it that have had scars from popping pimples. please, this is urgent, please write me back, so i can know if it is safe to use the pads, so i can use them a.s.a.p
i was on clindamycin for 5 yrs it cleared my face up perfectly. but going on the 5th yr it stopped working! i think my skin got immuned to it. so just remember this only works for a couple of yrs but it does work! one major side effect i had w/ it is it made my face so oily on my forehead!!!! now i'm using neutrogena products and its working wonders.
It didn't really work for me. Previously I had used the solution based, but I found that very difficult to apply under makeup, so i reguested the derm to switch it to gel form, and it has absolutely no effect on the zits.