Clindamycin Phosphate and Benzoyl Peroxide (Page 4 of 5)

16 HOW SUPPLIED/STORAGE AND HANDLING

16.1 How Supplied

Clindamycin Phosphate and Benzoyl Peroxide Gel, 1.2%/2.5% is a white to off-white smooth gel supplied as:

NDC 45802-597 -01 50 g pump

16.2 Dispensing Instructions for the Pharmacist

Dispense Clindamycin Phosphate and Benzoyl Peroxide Gel, 1.2%/2.5% with a 10-week expiration date.
Specify “Store at room temperature up to 25°C (77°F). Do not freeze.”

16.3 Storage and Handling

PHARMACIST: Prior to Dispensing: Store in a refrigerator, 2°C to 8°C (36°F to 46°F).
PATIENT: Store at room temperature at or below 25°C (77°F).
Protect from freezing.
Store pump upright.
Keep out of the reach of children.
Keep container tightly closed.

17 PATIENT COUNSELING INFORMATION

Advise the patient to read the FDA-approved patient labeling (Patient Information).

Patients who develop allergic reactions such as severe swelling or shortness of breath should discontinue use and contact their physician immediately.
Clindamycin Phosphate and Benzoyl Peroxide Gel, 1.2%/2.5% may cause irritation such as erythema, scaling, itching, or burning, especially when used in combination with other topical acne therapies.
Excessive or prolonged exposure to sunlight should be limited. To minimize exposure to sunlight, a hat or other clothing should be worn. Sunscreen may also be used.
Clindamycin Phosphate and Benzoyl Peroxide Gel, 1.2%/2.5% may bleach hair or colored fabric.

PATIENT INFORMATION

Clindamycin Phosphate (klin-da-MYE-sin fos-fate) and Benzoyl Peroxide (BEN-zoe-il peer OKS-ide) Gel, 1.2%/2.5%

Important information: Clindamycin Phosphate and Benzoyl Peroxide Gel, 1.2%/2.5% is for use on skin only (topical use). Do not use Clindamycin Phosphate and Benzoyl Peroxide Gel, 1.2%/2.5% in your mouth, eyes, or vagina.

What is Clindamycin Phosphate and Benzoyl Peroxide Gel, 1.2%/2.5%?

Clindamycin Phosphate and Benzoyl Peroxide Gel, 1.2%/2.5% is a prescription medicine used on the skin (topical) to treat acne vulgaris in people 12 years of age and older.

It is not known if Clindamycin Phosphate and Benzoyl Peroxide Gel, 1.2%/2.5% is safe and effective for use longer than 12 weeks.

It is not known if Clindamycin Phosphate and Benzoyl Peroxide Gel, 1.2%/2.5% is safe and effective in children under 12 years of age.

Do not use Clindamycin Phosphate and Benzoyl Peroxide Gel,1.2%/2.5% if you have:

had an allergic reaction to clindamycin, benzoyl peroxide, lincomycin or any of the ingredients in Clindamycin Phosphate and Benzoyl Peroxide Gel, 1.2%/2.5%. See the end of this leaflet for a complete list of ingredients in Clindamycin Phosphate and Benzoyl Peroxide Gel, 1.2%/2.5%.
Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis.
had inflammation of the colon (colitis), or severe diarrhea with past antibiotic use.

Talk with your doctor if you are not sure if you have any of the conditions listed above.

Before using Clindamycin Phosphate and Benzoyl Peroxide Gel, 1.2%/2.5%, tell your doctor about all of your medical conditions, including if you:

plan to have surgery. Clindamycin Phosphate and Benzoyl Peroxide Gel, 1.2%/2.5% may affect how certain medicines work that may be given during surgery.
are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if Clindamycin Phosphate and Benzoyl Peroxide Gel, 1.2%/2.5% will harm your unborn baby.
are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if Clindamycin Phosphate and Benzoyl Peroxide Gel, 1.2%/2.5% passes into your breast milk. Clindamycin when taken by mouth or by injection has been reported to appear in breast milk. Talk to your doctor about the best way to feed your baby during treatment with Clindamycin Phosphate and Benzoyl Peroxide Gel, 1.2%/2.5%.

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins and herbal supplements. Clindamycin Phosphate and Benzoyl Peroxide Gel, 1.2%/2.5% may affect the way other medicines work and other medicines may affect how Clindamycin Phosphate and Benzoyl Peroxide Gel, 1.2%/2.5% works.

Especially tell your doctor if you take medicine by mouth that contains erythromycin or use products on your skin that contain erythromycin. Clindamycin Phosphate and Benzoyl Peroxide Gel, 1.2%/2.5% should not be used with products that contain erythromycin.
Tell your doctor about any skin products you use. Other skin and topical acne products may increase the irritation of your skin when used with Clindamycin Phosphate and Benzoyl Peroxide Gel, 1.2%/2.5%.

Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of them and show it to your doctor and pharmacist when you get a new medicine.

How should I use Clindamycin Phosphate and Benzoyl Peroxide Gel, 1.2%/2.5%?

Use Clindamycin Phosphate and Benzoyl Peroxide Gel, 1.2%/2.5% exactly as your doctor tells you to use it. See the detailed “Instructions for Use” for directions about how to apply Clindamycin Phosphate and Benzoyl Peroxide Gel, 1.2%/2.5%.
Your doctor will tell you how long to use Clindamycin Phosphate and Benzoyl Peroxide Gel, 1.2%/2.5%.
Apply Clindamycin Phosphate and Benzoyl Peroxide Gel, 1.2%/2.5% to your face 1 time each day.

What should I avoid while using Clindamycin Phosphate and Benzoyl Peroxide Gel, 1.2%/2.5%?

Limit your time in sunlight. You should avoid using tanning beds or sunlamps during treatment with Clindamycin Phosphate and Benzoyl Peroxide Gel, 1.2%/2.5%. If you have to be in sunlight, wear a wide-brimmed hat or other protective clothing, and use sunscreen to cover the treated areas.
Avoid getting Clindamycin Phosphate and Benzoyl Peroxide Gel, 1.2%/2.5% in your hair or on colored fabric. Clindamycin Phosphate and Benzoyl Peroxide Gel, 1.2%/2.5% may bleach hair or colored fabric.

What are possible side effects of Clindamycin Phosphate and Benzoyl Peroxide Gel, 1.2%/2.5%?

Clindamycin Phosphate and Benzoyl Peroxide Gel, 1.2%/2.5% can cause serious side effects including:

Inflammation of the colon (colitis). Stop using Clindamycin Phosphate and Benzoyl Peroxide Gel, 1.2%/2.5% and call your doctor right away if you have severe stomach (abdominal) cramps, watery diarrhea, or bloody diarrhea during treatment, and within several weeks after treatment with Clindamycin Phosphate and Benzoyl Peroxide Gel, 1.2%/2.5%.
Allergic reactions. Stop using Clindamycin Phosphate and Benzoyl Peroxide Gel, 1.2%/2.5%, call your doctor and get help right away if you have any of the following symptoms during treatment with Clindamycin Phosphate and Benzoyl Peroxide Gel, 1.2%/2.5%:
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severe itching
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swelling of your face, eyes, lips, tongue or throat
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trouble breathing

The most common side effects of Clindamycin Phosphate and Benzoyl Peroxide Gel, 1.2%/2.5% include application site pain, application site irritation including redness, itching, burning, and stinging. Stop using Clindamycin Phosphate and Benzoyl Peroxide Gel, 1.2%/2.5% and call your doctor if you have a skin rash or your skin becomes very red, itchy or swollen. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

These are not all the possible side effects with Clindamycin Phosphate and Benzoyl Peroxide Gel, 1.2%/2.5%.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088

How should I store Clindamycin Phosphate and Benzoyl Peroxide Gel, 1.2%/2.5%?

Store Clindamycin Phosphate and Benzoyl Peroxide Gel, 1.2%/2.5% at room temperature at or below 77°F (25°C).
Do not freeze Clindamycin Phosphate and Benzoyl Peroxide Gel, 1.2%/2.5%.
Throw away (discard) Clindamycin Phosphate and Benzoyl Peroxide Gel, 1.2%/2.5% that has passed the expiration date.
Store pump upright.
Keep the container tightly closed.

Keep Clindamycin Phosphate and Benzoyl Peroxide Gel, 1.2%/2.5% and all medicines out of the reach of children.

General information about the safe and effective use of Clindamycin Phosphate and Benzoyl Peroxide Gel, 1.2%/2.5%

Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in a Patient Information leaflet.

Do not use Clindamycin Phosphate and Benzoyl Peroxide Gel, 1.2%/2.5% for a condition for which it was not prescribed. Do not give Clindamycin Phosphate and Benzoyl Peroxide Gel, 1.2%/2.5% to other people, even if they have the same condition you have. It may harm them. You can also ask your doctor or pharmacist for information about Clindamycin Phosphate and Benzoyl Peroxide Gel, 1.2%/2.5% that is written for healthcare professionals.

What are the ingredients in Clindamycin Phosphate and Benzoyl Peroxide Gel, 1.2%/2.5%?

Active Ingredients: clindamycin phosphate and benzoyl peroxide

Inactive Ingredients: purified water, carbomer 980, propylene glycol, and potassium hydroxide

This Patient Information has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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