clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide combination pack-topical, Z-Clinz (cont.)

PRECAUTIONS: Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to benzoyl peroxide, clindamycin, lincomycin; or if you have any other allergies. This medication should not be used if you have certain medical conditions. Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have: certain intestinal conditions (e.g., enteritis, ulcerative colitis, antibiotic associated colitis). Avoid prolonged sun exposure, tanning booths, or sunlamps to prevent excessive irritation or drying of the skin. Use of other skin products that contain alcohol, peeling, or abrasive ingredients (e.g., tretinoin, salicylic acid) may increase skin irritation or dryness. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for instructions on how to minimize this side effect. This medication should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. Based on information from related drugs, this medication may pass into breast milk and could have undesirable effects on a nursing infant. Therefore, breast feeding is not recommended while using this drug. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

DRUG INTERACTIONS: Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

OVERDOSE: If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call the US national poison hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canadian residents should call their local poison control center directly. This medication may be harmful if swallowed.

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