Discussions that mention clindamycin

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The derm said don't use the retin a and Clindamycin but said I can moisturize with vaseline for lips and my Neutrogena for face although that prob won't be enough moisture so she said pat mineral oil or olive oil (extra light not extra virgin) on wet face to moisturize. she said these work as well if not better than expensive creams and do not clog pores (I asked). Anyone else try this?

I wash with Dove (sensitve skin) for face and body and I sometimes use Cetaphil for face.

Any other suggestions? I am trying to head off major problems with drness and peeling. I am on Day three of accutane.

Also does 80mg sound like too much? I read that it goes according to body weight. I am a 43 yr old female, 5'7" and about 150 lbs. My derm put me on 40 mg the first week and 80 mg therafter. She describes my acne as cystic and I would day mild to moderate but very persistent - have tried many different things with no long term results AND I ahve acne on my back. Thanks for any imput - knowledge is power as they say. Maureen