What should I know about clindamycin phosphate tretinoin?

People who have Crohn's disease, colitis or allergies to the ingredients in clindamycin-tretinoin or other lincomycins should not use it. Women who are breastfeeding and anyone who has had colon reactions to antibiotics in the past should not use clindamycin-tretinoin. Clindamycin-tretinoin is dangerous if used incorrectly; never ingest it or overuse it, as it could cause antibiotic-associated colitis (a serious intestinal disorder). Do not take any medication for stomach problems while using clindamycin-tretinoin without first asking your doctor. Before using clindamycin-tretinoin, pregnant women should talk with their doctors about the risks they would be taking by doing so. Parents of children under 12 years of age should do the same. Even if you do not fit into any of the above-mentioned categories, your skin will be more sensitive to sunlight; protect your skin when you are outside.

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