What is clindamycin phosphate tretinoin?

Clindamycin-tretinoin is a topical combination gel formulation used to treat acne vulgaris. It contains two active ingredients: the antibiotic clindamycin and the retinoid tretinoin. The antibiotic interferes with susceptible strains of the bacteria associated with acne vulgaris: Propionibacterium acnes. The tretinoin helps to reduce the layers of the epidermis by increasing cell turnover. It is available as a gel under the brand names Veltin and Ziana.

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