Clindamycin vs Isotretinoin

Clindamycin
(Rx)
Isotretinoin
(Rx)
Clindamycin is a vaginal product and an antibiotic.
Isotretinoin is an acne medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.0
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.6
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Acne
2.4
Concern level
1.9
Helpfulness
for Acne
3.7
Concern level
2.2
Approval Date
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Not Available
Not Available
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
30,255 Discussions
14,772 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Acne
#2 for Infection
#3 for MRSA
Clindamycin is prescribed for Acne and Infection and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Acne
#2 for Rosacea
#3 for Cystic Acne
#4 for Acne Vulgaris
#5 for Cancer
Isotretinoin is prescribed for Acne and is mostly mentioned together with this indication.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Cli
Allergy
10
Diarrhea
7
Nausea
3
Depression
2
Headaches
2
Stomach Pain
2
Colitis
2
Heartburn
1
Anxiety
1
Vomiting
1
Iso
Dry Lips
3
Itching
2
Suicide
2
Anxiety
2
Tiredness
2
Allergy
2
Headaches
2
Joint Pain
2
Flushing
2
Dry Eyes
2
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Allergy
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10
2
Diarrhea
Cli
Iso
7
0
Nausea
Cli
Iso
3
0
Depression
Cli
Iso
2
0
Headaches
Cli
Iso
2
2
Stomach Pain
Cli
Iso
2
0
Colitis
Cli
Iso
2
0
Heartburn
Cli
Iso
1
0
Anxiety
Cli
Iso
1
2
Vomiting
Cli
Iso
1
0
Dry Lips
Iso
Cli
3
0
Itching
Iso
Cli
2
0
Suicide
Iso
Cli
2
0
Anxiety
Iso
Cli
2
1
Tiredness
Iso
Cli
2
0
Allergy
Iso
Cli
2
10
Headaches
Iso
Cli
2
2
Joint Pain
Iso
Cli
2
0
Flushing
Iso
Cli
2
0
Dry Eyes
Iso
Cli
2
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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X Category X
Isotretinoin is known to cause harm to fetus. Avoid during pregnancy.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Clindamycin and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Isotretinoin and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Dosages
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No methods of use & dosage information found
Capsule: 10 mg, 20 mg, 25 mg, 30 mg, 35 mg, 40 mg
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Clindamycin Phosphate , Clindamycin Hcl , Clindamycin Palmitate Hcl
Isotretinoin
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Clindamycin and Isotretinoin: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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