Acnatac Topical Gel® is used for the topical treatment of acne vulgaris when comedones, papules and pustules are present in patients 12 years or older. It is a translucent yellow gel. This prescription contains the active ingredients clindamycin (as phosphate) and tretinoin.
Clindamycin is an antimicrobial agent. It limits the growth of bacteria associated with acne and the inflammation caused by these bacteria.
Tretinoin normalises the growth of superficial skin cells and causes normal shedding of the cells that clog the hair follicles in areas with acne. This prevents the build-up of sebum and the formation of early acne lesions (blackheads and whiteheads).
Acnatac® combines clindamycin and tretinoin and therefore is more effective at treating acne than when these active ingredients are used separately.
- Store below 25 degrees Celsius
- Do not Freeze
- Do not Refrigerate
- Shelf lifetime is 18 Months.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why this medicine has been prescribed for you. Your doctor may have prescribed it for another reason.
This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription.
This is a private script, and it is not eligible for government PBS subsidy. The cost of this may be claimed from private health insurance providers depending on the level of cover.
Apply to the affected area(s) once daily at night
1% Clindamycin & 0.025% Tretinoin
Can include dry skin, redness, irritation, sensitivity to sunlight
The dose provided is from theconsumer medicines information leaflet.
Always follow the doctors direction when using prescription medication.
1%/0.025%, 30g cream
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Standard Australian Post (5-7 business days)
Express Australian Post (1-3 business days)
Cold Chain (5-7 business days)
Tell your doctor if you experience any of the following and they continue to worry you:
- dry skin
- redness of the skin
- increased sebum production
- sensitivity to sunlight (that may result in sunburn)
- scaling of the skin
- cold-like symptoms e.g. cough, sinusitis
- application site skin reactions such as burning, inflamed skin, dryness, redness of the skin.
These symptoms are often mild and temporary when starting treatment with Acnatac®. Talk to your doctor if these symptoms are prolonged or intense.
Some of the symptoms of an allergic reaction may include:
- shortness of breath
- wheezing or difficulty breathing
- swelling of the face, lips, tongue or other parts of the body
- rash, itching or hives on the skin.
Stop using Acnatac® and tell your doctor immediately if you notice any of the following:
- cold sores (herpes simplex)
- symptoms of underactive thyroid gland: fatigue, weakness, weight gain, dry hair, rough pale skin, hair loss, increased sensitivity to cold
- eye irritation
- abdominal cramps
- severe or persistent skin irritation such as very red, swollen, itchy, scaly, blistered, crusted skin
- skin bleeding
- loss of skin pigmentation
- application site symptoms such as swelling, superficial skin damage, discolouration
- feeling hot.