- Reduces acne by preventing the growth of acne-causing bacteria on the skin
- Treclin contains the active ingredients Clindamycin and Tretinoin
- Available as a 30g gel
NOTE: After selecting this product, you will need to complete a short assessment, so we can make sure this medication is suitable for you.
Treclin is a gel treatment for acne and it contains two active ingredients: clindamycin and tretinoin. Clindamycin is an antibiotic and tretinoin is a retinoid (a form of vitamin). These ingredients work in conjunction to reduce the production of acne causing bacteria and reduce inflammation and blackhead/whitehead formation by promoting the growth of new skin cells, causing shedding of cells that clog the hair follicles in areas with acne.
Patient Information Leaflet (from EMC): https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/product/5371/pil
Wash and dry the acne affected areas and apply a thin layer of treclin gel to the affected areas. Rub the gel in with fingertips. Do not apply treclin gel near the eyes, lips, nostrils or on any broken skin. Wash your hands thoroughly before and after use
How long does it take to work?
Initial effects of the treclin gel start to show in 2 to 5 weeks, with the maximum effect showing between 8 and 12 weeks.
The common side effects are the following. If any side effects get worse, please consult your doctor:
- Rash, scaly rash, scaling of the skin
- Dry, itchy or red skin
- Application site reactions such as burning, or inflammation