Treclin Gel 30g Tube

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With this prescription medication, you can buy acne treatment online. My London Pharmacy offers an effective combination of clinically proven antibiotics and tretinoin with 2-minute online consultation and next-day delivery.


What exactly is Treclin gel?

Treclin gel is a topical acne treatment that is typically used to treat mild acne. It is a prescription-only medication that can only be obtained from a doctor or other healthcare professional. It is available for purchase online through My London Pharmacy after completing our brief online consultation.

Treclin gel treats acne in what way?

Treclin is made up of two active ingredients:

  • Clindamycin is an antibiotic that aids in the killing of acne-causing bacteria on the skin.
  • Tretinoin – reduces the ability of skin cells to stick together, allowing dead skin cells to shed rather than clogging follicles.

These two actions work together to alleviate acne symptoms like blackheads, whiteheads, pustules, papules, and redness. When the two active ingredients are combined, they are more effective than when used separately.

Treclin will treat acne how quickly?

Treclin gel, like most topical acne treatments, takes a few weeks of consistent use to show results. It is usually best to use the gel for 10-12 weeks, and it is critical that you do not stop using Treclin as soon as your acne clears up.

More information about Treclin results can be found here.

Treclin substitutes

Acnecide, a non-prescription alternative to Treclin acne gel, contains benzoyl peroxide gel. Benzoyl peroxide is an effective acne treatment that is readily available in most pharmacies. It aids in the killing of acne-causing bacteria, but it is not an antibiotic. Treclin gel should not be used in conjunction with benzoyl peroxide or any other antibiotic-containing treatment.

How to Use Treclin

Once a day, at bedtime, apply Treclin gel. Wash your face thoroughly with mild soap and warm water. Using a towel, pat dry. Dot a pea-sized amount onto one fingertip, then gently rub the gel over the entire face, focusing on the chin, cheeks, nose, and forehead.

Treclin should not be used for more than 3 months without first consulting a doctor. Any improvements may not be noticed for several weeks after starting treatment.

If you miss a dose of Treclin, simply take it at the next scheduled time. Never double the dose to make up for a missed dose.

Is Treclin out of date?

Treclin’s shelf life is stated on the outer box and refers to the last day of the month. Treclin expires three months after you first open the tube.

Ingredients of Treclin gel

Treclin gel contains the following ingredients per gramme:

Ingredients that work:

Clindamycin (10 mg) (1%) (as clindamycin phosphate)
Tretinoin (0.025 percent) 25 mg

Inactive ingredients include:

Glycerol carbomers methyl parahydroxybenzoate (E218) propyl parahydroxybenzoate (E216) polysorbate 80 disodium edetate citric acid anhydrous butylhydroxytoluene (E321)

Treclin side effects:

Side effects may occur on skin areas where Treclin gel has been applied. If they cause too much discomfort, use Treclin less frequently or discontinue use for a few days until the irritation subsides.

During the first few weeks of using Treclin, the most common side effects are dry skin, irritated skin (including stinging or burning), and peeling skin. These side effects usually go away after a few weeks.

Minor side effects may include:

  • minor stinging or pain on the skin skin irritation or tenderness
  • Itching and burning sensation on the skin

The following are uncommon side effects (1 in 10,000 people):

Irritation of the eyes
Dermatitis Herpes simplex Nausea
Skin bleeding Skin burning sensation Skin depigmentation
Erosion or discoloration of the application site

Side effects that are uncommon (1 in 10,000 to 1 in 1,000 people):

Acne and dry skin
Photosensitivity response
Exfoliative rash Pruritis Skin exfoliation

Before using Treclin gel, make sure you have thoroughly read the Patient Information Leaflet.

Treclin cautions

Treclin gel should be applied to the skin only. Avoid getting Treclin gel in your eyes, eyelids, lips, or nostrils when applying it.

Treclin should not be administered to patients who:

  • have a history of clindamycin and/or tretinoin hypersensitivity, or any of the excipients or lincomycin have regional enteritis, ulcerative colitis, or a history of any
  • antibiotic-associated colitis
  • have a family or personal history of skin cancer
  • have a history of atopic dermatitis, rosacea, or perioral dermatitis
  • There are pustular and deep cystic nodular acne types (acne conglobata and acne fulminans)

Special precautions and warnings:

  • Treclin should not be taken orally, ophthalmically, intranasally, or intravaginally.
  • Treclin is not advised for the treatment of mild acne vulgaris.
  • Treclin should not be used during pregnancy, particularly in the first trimester, or by women who are not using contraception.
  • Avoid contact with the mouth, eyes, mucous membranes, and injured skin.
  • Bathe with plenty of water if you come into contact with your eyes by accident.

Other topical clindamycin products have been linked to antibiotic-associated colitis. This is unlikely to happen with Treclin because plasma levels have been determined and clindamycin percutaneous absorption is clinically negligible.

If you experience prolonged diarrhoea or abdominal cramps, stop taking Treclin immediately because these symptoms may indicate antibiotic-associated colitis.

If severe irritation occurs, discontinue use or reduce the frequency of application.

Treclin should not be used concurrently with other topical treatments, including cosmetics, due to the possibility of incompatibility.

Sulfur, salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, or resorcinol, as well as chemical abrasives, should be used with extreme caution.

Use no cleansers or scrubbing solutions that have a strong drying effect. Abrasive soaps, cosmetics, and spices should also be avoided, and lime should be used with caution.

Photosensitivity may occur during Treclin Gel treatment; therefore, sunlight exposure should be limited as much as possible, and appropriate sunscreen should be worn.

During treatment, avoid using sunlamps or sunbeds because this product should not be used on sunburned skin.

Long-term clindamycin use may result in resistance and overgrowth of non-susceptible dermal bacteria or fungi, though this is uncommon.

Other antibiotics, such as lincomycin or erythromycin, may cause cross-resistance.

If you are allergic to any of the ingredients listed in the ‘Ingredients’ section, do not use.

Tretinoin increases the permeability of other topically applied pharmaceutical agents.

Treclin during pregnancy, breastfeeding, and reproduction

Treclin should be given to women of childbearing potential only if effective contraception is used both during and after treatment.

There isn’t a lot of information on the use of Treclin in pregnant women.

Clindamycin had no adverse effects on pregnancy or the health of the fetus/newborn child in a small number of pregnancies exposed to it during the first trimester.

Clindamycin has been shown in reproduction studies in rats and mice to be non-teratogenic when administered subcutaneously and orally.

Treclin should not be used during pregnancy, particularly in the first trimester, or in women who are planning to become pregnant.

There is insufficient data on the effects of tretinoin and clindamycin on breast milk secretion following Treclin use. It is not recommended that women who are breastfeeding use Treclin.

Using subcutaneous and oral clindamycin doses, reproduction studies in rats and mice revealed no evidence of impaired fertility.

Oral tretinoin has a negative impact on fertility. There is a scarcity of data on fertility after topical administration in humans.

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