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Treclin Gel

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  • Pack of Treclin acne 30g gel contains clindamycin and tretinoin
  • Pack of Treclin acne 30g gel contains clindamycin and tretinoin with tube
1 tube (30g) (£27.99)

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What is Treclin Gel?

Treclin Gel is an NHS-approved, dual-action acne treatment. It contains two active ingredients - clindamycin and tretinoin. The combination means the gel fights the bacteria that causes acne and alleviates any inflammation. Combination therapy is generally more effective than using two treatments independently.

Treclin Gel is recommended for use on moderate to severe cases of acne vulgaris. For less severe cases, consult your doctor for a better-suited treatment.

As a prescription treatment, you must first complete a consultation before ordering. HealthExpress’ service is quick and easy to use. Simply select the required volume of Treclin Gel and then Start Consultation.

How does it work?

Acne is caused by hair follicles in your skin being blocked by sebum. Sebum is produced by glands in your skin called sebaceous glands - this is a normal process designed to moisturise your skin and hair. However, at certain times in your life, an influx of hormones can cause excess sebum production, for example, during puberty or menstruation.

When these follicles become blocked, they either result in blackheads or whiteheads. Alternatively, if bacteria gets into the clogged follicles, it can cause a range of skin imperfections.

Treclin Gel is a combination therapy treatment. Each of its two active ingredients - clindamycin and tretinoin - has a different mechanism of action.

Clindamycin is an antibiotic. It works by preventing bacteria that may have infected your skin from producing a necessary protein. Without this, bacteria cannot reproduce - your immune system can then easily fight the infection.

In contrast, tretinoin is a retinoid and vitamin A derivative. It reduces sebum build-up and encourages the shedding of dead skin cells and any other substances that may block pores. The result is clearer skin.

How do I use it?

Always follow the advice of the prescribing physician. If in doubt, contact a healthcare professional for clarification.

You apply this treatment once a day in the evening before you go to sleep.

You should not apply any more skin products after applying this treatment at night.

To apply Treclin Gel:

  • before using this treatment, you should first wash and dry your face
  • you should then squeeze a pea-sized amount on your fingertip
  • dab onto your forehead, nose cheeks and chin
  • you should then rub the treatment into the skin

Please note - it may take a few weeks before you notice the effects. If your symptoms have not improved in 12 weeks of using Treclin Gel, please stop treatment and contact your doctor. You may need more potent medication.

Do not exceed the recommended dose of this treatment - it will not make it any more effective.

Make sure to avoid long exposure to direct sunlight when using this treatment.

What are the possible side effects?

As this treatment is topical, if you experience side effects, it is most likely they will affect your skin. In particular, you may experience skin irritation and dryness.

Other common side effects include:

  • eye irritation
  • oedema (swelling)
  • photosensitivity
  • varying skin reactions
  • pigmentation changes (skin discolouration)

If you experience any of the above, or any unlisted reactions, please inform your doctor. Depending on the reaction and its severity, you may be asked to stop using the gel. Fortunately, there are alternatives.

You should also be aware of the symptoms of an allergic attack - difficulty breathing, skin rashes and swelling of the face, neck and throat. If you have an allergic reaction, seek immediate medical attention.

Who can use it?

For more information about contraindications and precautions, please refer to the patient information leaflet - this is included with all orders.

Sadly, certain conditions and factors make Treclin Gel overly risky to use. You should contact your doctor and ask about alternative treatments if you:

  • are pregnant or planning to become pregnant
  • are breastfeeding
  • have a hypersensitivity or known allergy to any of the ingredients of the medication*, including clindamycin and tretinoin
  • have a history (or family history) of skin cancer
  • have a chronic inflammatory bowel disease or intestinal disease (e.g. gastroenteritis, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, antibiotic-associated colitis, regional enteritis)
  • have a history of rosacea, acute eczema or perioral dermatitis
  • plan to use treatment on undiagnosed skin conditions
  • plan to use treatment for any condition other than acne
  • are suffering from certain types of acne vulgaris characterised by pustular and deep cystic nodular acne varieties

*Ingredients are listed in the patient leaflet (e.g. propyl parahydroxybenzoate, butyl hydroxytoluene, trometamol).

What precautions should I take?

Treclin Gel is a topical treatment to be applied directly to application sites on the skin. It is not for oral, ophthalmic, vaginal or intranasal use.

Avoid getting the gel in your eyes. If contact with the eyes occurs, wash out with clean water.

If you experience diarrhoea, abdominal cramps or any other abdomen symptoms, stop treatment and inform your doctor.

When you apply this gel in the evening, do not use other skin products, including cosmetics. The combination of products may cause side effects.

You should be cautious in the sun or under sunlamps as Treclin Gel can cause increased sensitivity to ultraviolet rays. To avoid serious sunburn, it is recommended that you wear sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 30 when outside.

You should inform your doctor if you are using or need to use any other antibiotic treatment. Overuse of antibiotics can lead to bacterial and fungal resistance.

Can I buy Treclin Gel online?

HealthExpress is an online doctor and pharmacy service. Using our site, you can order prescription medication for a range of conditions, including Treclin Gel.

To order prescription treatment, you must first complete an online consultation - this is online and consists of several short questions. Our doctors will review the completed consultation to determine if Treclin Gel will be effective for you.

All orders come with complimentary next-day delivery. If you order before the cut-off time from Monday to Friday, you can expect delivery of treatment the very next day. All orders are delivered discreetly in plain packaging.

Treclin Gel info
Product nameTreclin Gel
Active ingredient(s)Clindamycin/Tretinoin
ManufacturerMeda Pharmaceuticals
Lowest price£27.99
Trustpilot rating4.7/5
Trustpilot reviews24161
AvailabilityIn stock
DescriptionA topical gel for the treatment of acne
ExemptionSubject to medical prescription
Available dosage(s)30g
ApplicationAdults with acne
UsageConsult patient leaflet
Drug classAntibiotic/Retinoid
Alcohol consumptionN/A
When breastfeedingConsult with your doctor
When pregnantConsult with your doctor

Note: Decisions about treatment are for both the prescriber and the person to jointly consider during the consultation. However, the final decision will always be the prescriber’s.

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