Long-term Side Effects Of Using Acne Ointment?
I want to ask about the mixture of Vitacid 0.1 clindamicyn 300 mg and cinolon ointment. Is it dangerous to use it in the long term? What are the side effects and how do the three drugs work when mixed? Thank you
Hello good afternoon Fitriani ..
Vitacid contains retinoic acid, which is a metabolite of vitamin A. This drug is usually given to treat acne and reduce blackheads. Retinoic acid is not recommended for use in pregnant women and nursing mothers. This medicine should be applied at night before going to bed. One of the side effects of this drug is sensitivity to sunlight (it can be redness, burning skin sensation, etc.), therefore users of this drug are advised to use sunscreen in the morning and afternoon to minimize these side effects.
Clindamycin is an antibiotic to treat various bacterial infections in the body, one of which is a bacterial infection of the skin. The side effects of clindamycin include the appearance of a rash on the skin that feels itchy, diarrhea, discomfort or abdominal pain, etc.
Cinolon contains fluocinolone and neomycin sulfate (antibiotics). Fluocinolone is a steroid anti-inflammatory drug with medium to strong potency. The application of fluocinolone to facial skin, especially over a long period of time, can cause several side effects, including discoloration of the skin, eczema that resembles acne (dermatitis acneiformis), skin becomes irritated easily, blood vessels that widen on the surface of the facial skin and appear clear on facial skin (telangiectasis), etc.
The three drugs are not over-the-counter drugs, where their use must be prescribed by a doctor and must be under a doctor's supervision. We do not recommend that you use these three drugs without first consulting your doctor, let alone mixing them together. It is recommended that you check your acne problem with your doctor (especially a dermatologist) so that it can be treated according to your skin condition.
You need to note that the drug for all patients will be different even though the diagnosis of the disease is the same. Because doctors not only treat the disease, but also treat the patient as a whole, this also applies to acne. Not all patients who experience acne are beaten evenly to get the same treatment, the patient's skin condition will also be examined (whether it is sensitive skin, whether it tends to be dry, oily, whether the acne is severe or mild, etc.) Therefore, it is very important to check before using a drug (especially prescription drugs).
Hope it helps and can be understood.
Greetings, dr. Denisa