Tidact cream or also available in other topical forms like tidact gel contains clindamycin phosphate. Clindamycin is an antibiotic used to fight against serious bacterial infections. Tidact comes in other forms of preparations as well including, oral and injectable medications. Topical preparations consist of clindamycin phosphate while other forms contain clindamycin hydrochloride. Topical preparations of tidact cream or gel are used only for external purposes which is applied to a clean and dry skin. Nowadays, tidact cream is a well known treatment for acne vulgaris. Keep reading to know more on uses of tidact cream.
Acne is a common skin condition especially during puberty and pregnancy. The most common age group to suffer from acne vulgaris is about 13 to 15 years old. It is well known as pimples and happens when your hair follicles beneath the skin get clogged up. It is commonly seen at the face, chest, shoulders, arm, and neck. Hormonal changes during puberty probably plays an important role in causing acne vulgaris.
There are several myths on acne vulgaris namely, dirty skin as a cause of pimples and consumption of greasy food. However, these reasons don’t cause pimples but they make them worse. Treatment of acnes include applying tidact cream gently with an appropriate dosage on skin that is affected. The antibiotic in this cream helps to stop or slow the bacteria that contribute the acne to multiply.
Apart from acne vulgaris, tidact in other forms of preparations are also used to treat severe bacterial infections from skin, respiratory and gastrointestinal causes. For other uses of tidact in other forms of preparation, you can refer to your local pharmaceutical guidelines on the net prior to consulting a doctor.
Precautions on using tidact
- Avoid taking this medication for a longer use. Only use the medication as has been prescribed by the doctor.
- Do inform the doctor earlier if you are using other medications at the same time, as it might interfere with the way this drug reacts.
- Tidact gel/cream should be used cautiously in patients with liver dysfunction where dose adjustment is needed.
- Tidact cream is not advisable to be used in severe kidney impairment. For mild to moderate impairment, a dose adjustment might be needed.
- Consumption of alcohol advised with usage of tidact as the interaction between this drug with alcohol may cause drowsiness and might increase the possibility of side effects occurring. If you ever consume alcohol, try to limit them to not more than 90 ml per day.
Side effects of tidact
Like any other medications, you may also experience some side effects from using tidact. Most of these side effects are not alarming and concerning, however it is to make you aware of them and consult a doctor immediately if the symptoms get worse.
- Nausea & Vomiting
- Abdominal pain
- Pseudomembranous colitis
Do consult a doctor if you get serious rashes and blurry of vision as these might indicate severe side effects requiring interventions.
If you have missed a dose of tidact, do consume it as soon as you notice them. If the time for the next dosage is very close, skip the dose and do not try to double the dose at any time. If you notice that you overdosed on your tidact cream/gel for some time, please consult a doctor immediately as overdosing might yield some undesirable side effects mentioned above. Meanwhile, taking an expired tidact cream/gel may not cause harm but you are advised to consult a doctor just to be on the safe side.