What are the side effects of clindamycin phosphate tretinoin?

Although little is expected to be absorbed into the bloodstream, enough clindamycin-tretinoin may be absorbed to cause some of the common side effects. These include: headaches, muscle soreness, fatigue or weakness, cough, slight breathing problems, congestion, sore throat, dry skin and soreness around the eye sockets. These generally do not require a doctor's visit unless they become severe. More serious side effects include: serious diarrhea; stomach cramping or soreness; fever; burning where applied; skin problems, such as color or temperature change; dryness; peeling; burning; itching; redness; and flushing. If you are taking clindamycin-tretinoin and experience these or other worrisome side effects, you should see a doctor as soon as possible. Severe allergic reactions are possible while using clindamycin-tretinoin. If you experience hives, difficulty breating or facial swelling, seek immediate medical attention.

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