What is Treclin?
Treclin is an antibiotic topical acne treatment. You should not use Treclin if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. You must avoid sunlight and artificial sunlight if you are using Treclin because it causes photosensitivity and will lead to sunburns and other adverse effects.
How does Treclin work?
Treclin contains two active ingredients: clindamycin and tretinoin. Clindamycin is an antibiotic which limits the growth of bacteria that causes acne, while tretinoin prevents pores from being clogged.
How do you use Treclin?
Apply once daily at bedtime. Wash and dry your hands and face before use. Squeeze a pea-sized amount onto your fingertip. Apply to the affected area and spread it evenly over the skin.
You should avoid the sun and sunbeds while taking this medication.
How effective is Treclin?
Treclin is an effective topical acne treatment. It may take up to 12 weeks before you can see results from this medication.
What are the most common side effects of of Treclin?
Like all medicines, this medication can cause side effects. However not everyone will experience them. Side effects are typically mild to moderate, and only last a short period of time. The most common side effects of Treclin are:
- Dry skin
- Redness of the skin
- Photosensitivity – this means increased sensitivity to the sun
For more information please see the patient information leaflet.