Cleocin T

Generic name: Clindamycin phosphate.

Cleocin T is an antibiotic. It slows the growth of bacteria that form acne pustules. 

Quick Facts About Cleocin T


Used to treat acne.

Cleocin T Dosage

Use exactly as prescribed, overuse may dry or irritate skin.

  • Usual adult dose: apply thin film of gel, solution, or lotion to affected area 2 times per day. If using lotion, shake well before using. Apply carefully to avoid eyes, nose, mouth or sldn abrasions.
  • Usual child dose: not generally prescribed for children under 12 years.
  • Missed dose: apply as soon as possible, unless almost time for next dose. In that case, do not apply missed dose, go back to regular schedule.

Cleocin T Side Effects

Overdose symptoms:

no specific information available. If you suspect an overdose, immediately seek medical attention.

More common side effects: dry skin.

Less common Cleocin T side effects: abdominal pain, M bloody diarrhea, burning or abdominal redness of skin, colitis, diarrhea, oily skin, peeling skin, skin inflammation and irritation, stomach and intestinal disturbances.


Inform your doctor before combining Cleocin T with:

antidiarrheal medications, especially Lomotil.

Should not use products containing paregoric. 

Special Cautions

If pregnant or planning to become pregnant, inform your doctor immediately. May appear in breast milk; could affect a nursing baby. Can use during the second trimester.

No special precautions apply to seniors.

Not generally prescribed for children under 12 years.

  • There have been severe and even fatal cases of colitis when taken internally.Do not take if you have had an intestinal inflammation, ulcerative colitis, or antibiotic-associated colitis.
  • Medication can be absorbed into the bloodstream.
  • If sensitive to or have had an allergic reaction to this or similar medications, you should not use.
  • Use with caution if you have asthma, eczema, or hay fever.

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