Age: 18 Years +
Maximum per order: 3
Pregnancy: Not suitable
Breastfeeding: Not suitable
Treclin gel is a topical acne treatment that is normally used in the treatment of moderate acne. It is a prescription only medicine that must be prescribed by a doctor to treat acne. It can be bought online using The Independent Pharmacy Online Doctor service. Treclin gel is manufactuered by Meda Pharmaceuticals and comes in 30g tubes. Treclin is a translucent yellow gel.
Treclin contains two active ingredients;
These two actions combine help to treat acne symptoms such as blackheads, whiteheads, pustules, papules and redness. The combination of the two active ingredients are more effective when combined than if used separately.
Like most topical acne treatments, Treclin gel normally takes a few weeks of continued use to build up an effect. It is normally best to use the gel for a period of 10-12 weeks and it is important that you do not stop using Treclin as soon as your acne gets better.
Non-prescription alternatives to Treclin gel include benzoyl peroxide gel, such as Acnecide. Benzoyl peroxide is an effective acne treatment that is available over the counter in most pharmacies. It helps to kill the bacteria that cause acne, however it is not an antibiotic. Treclin gel should not be used in combination with benzoyl peroxide.
Prescription alternatives to Treclin gel include:
Apply Treclin gel once daily at bedtime. Wash the entire face with mild soap and warm water. Pat dry using a towel. Use a pea-sized amount onto one fingertip, dot onto each area of the face: the chin, cheeks, nose, and forehead, then gently rub the gel over the entire face.
Do not use Treclin for more than 3 months without careful evaluation or consulting with a doctor. Any improvements may not be observed for up to several weeks after beginning treatment.
If you miss a dose of Treclin, just wait for the next dose at the usual time. Never double dose to make up for a forgotten dose.
Side effects may occur on areas of skin on which Treclin gel has been applied. If they cause too much of a problem, used Treclin less frequently or stop for a few days until the irritation goes away.
These minor side effects can include:
Rare side effects (1 in 10,000 people):
Uncommon side effects (1 in 10,000 to 1 in 1,000 people):
Each gram of Treclin gel contains:
Treclin gel should only be used on the skin. When applying Treclin gel, avoid getting it into the eyes, eyelids, lips, and nostrils.
Treclin should not be used in patients who:
Special warnings and precautions for use:
Antibiotic-associated colitis has been reported with the use of some other topical clindamycin products. This is unlikely to occur with Treclin as plasma levels have been determined and the percutaneous absorption of clindamycin is clinically negligible.
If you notice prolonged diarrhea or suffer from abdominal cramps, treatment with Treclin should be discontinued immediately as the symptoms may indicate antibiotic-associated colitis.
If severe irritation occurs you should discontinue temporarily or reduce the frequency of application.
Treclin should not be applied at the same time as other topical treatments, including cosmetics, as there is a chance of possible incompatibility.
Particular caution should be exercised in using keratolytic agents such as sulfur, salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide or resorcinol and chemical abrasives.
Do not use any cleansers or scrubbing solutions with a strong drying effect. You should also avoid abrasive soaps, cosmetics, and spices or lime should be used with caution.
Photosensitivity may occur during treatment with Treclin Gel and exposure to sunlight should be limited as much as possible and appropriate sunscreen should be worn.
Avoid using sun-lamps or sunbeds throughout treatment as this product should not be used on sunburnt skin.
Long-term use of clindamycin may cause resistance and overgrowth of non-susceptible dermal bacteria or fungi, although this is rare.
Cross-resistance may occur with other antibiotics such as lincomycin or erythromycin.
Do not use if you are allergic to any of the ingredients listed below above.
Tretinoin causes enhanced permeability for other topically applied medicinal agents.
Fertility, pregnancy, and lactation
Treclin should be given to women of childbearing potential only if effective contraception is used during treatment and for 4 weeks after stopping treatment.
There is not a substantial amount of data regarding the use of Treclin in pregnant women.
A limited number of pregnancies exposed in the first trimester to clindamycin indicate no adverse effects of clindamycin on pregnancy or on the health of the fetus/new-born child.
Clindamycin has been shown to not be teratogenic in reproduction studies in rats and mice when applied via subcutaneous and oral methods.
Treclin should not be used during pregnancy, especially during the first trimester, and in women who may become pregnant.
There is not adequate data on the effects of tretinoin and clindamycin and the secretion of breast milk following the use of Treclin. It is advised that Treclin is not be used by women who are breastfeeding.
Reproduction studies in rats and mice, using subcutaneous and oral doses of clindamycin, revealed no evidence of impaired fertility.
Systemically administered tretinoin severely affects fertility. Available data regarding fertility after topical administration in humans are limited.
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If you are not home to accept your delivery, a card should be left by the Royal Mail representative. This card will provide details of where you can collect the order or how to arrange re-delivery.
Should you be unable to collect your missed delivery or arrange for your medication to be redelivered by Royal Mail, the pharmacy can resend your medication to the same, or a different address provided it has been returned to us and this happens within a
Once a package has been shipped with Royal Mail we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.
You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.
Unfortunately we are unable to deliver medicines to BFPO postcodes.
Please be aware that Royal Mail Guaranteed services are not available to all customers in the UK, especially those that live in remote postcodes. Royal Mail
We deliver by 5.30pm the next working day in the following postcode areas:
AB30 - 39, 41 - 45, 51 - 56
GY9 Alderney (Channel Islands)
HS1, 3 - 9
IV21 - 28, 40 - 49, 51 - 56
KW1 - 3, 5 - 15
KW16 Stromness Town only
PA28 - 38, 41 - 49, 76, 77
PH15, 17 - 26, 31 - 40, 49, 50
We deliver within two working days by 5.30pm to the following postcodes areas:
GY1 Herm (Channel Islands)
GY9 Sark (Channel Islands)
PA60 - 75, 78
We deliver within three working days by 5.30pm to the following postcode areas:
KW16 - non-Town
PH30, 41 - 44
Please note: This applies to our 'Special Delivery' and 'Saturday Guaranteed' services.
We are currently unable to ship orders outside of the UK.
We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.
Before applying any topical treatment, always wash your hands and remove any makeup.
Gently wash the area with warm water and a mild soap, drying softly afterward.
Spread a thin layer of the gel onto the affected skin with your fingertips and gently smooth it in.
Apply to the entire area in which acne is present, not just each individual spot.
Always wash your hands after applying Treclin.
When using Treclin daily, it normally takes 4 - 12 weeks to see a substantial improvement in your acne. It is important to use the gel daily and to continue using Treclin when you start to see an improvement for the best effects.
If you experience side effects such as redness or irritation in the area of application, you should stop using Treclin gel until the symptoms resolve. When you restart the treatment, you should use it every other day for a week to ease yourself back into the treatment.
Treclin gel is a prescription acne treatment that cannot be bought over the counter from a local pharmacy. It needs to be prescribed by your GP or can be purchased from a registered online pharmacy, such as The Independent Pharmacy.
Treclin gel should not be used by women who are pregnant or are trying to become pregnant as it may harm your unborn baby. Women of child-bearing age you should use contraception while using this medicine and for one month after discontinuation of treatment.
Treclin gel contains the active ingredient, tretinoin. Tretinoin can make your skin more sensitive to light, leading to sunburn. It is recommended that you use sunscreen with at least SPF 30 if you will be exposed to strong sunlight to protect your skin. If you do experience sunburn whilst using the treatment, you should stop using Treclin until this has fully healed.
You should not use sunbeds or other UV lights whilst using Treclin.
We do not recommended patients to use other acne treatments at the same time as Treclin gel. Treclin is a combination treatment that has two active ingredients that work in different ways to cure acne. There are no other acne treatments that would enhance the effects of Treclin if used at the same time and combining it with other treatments will lead to an increased likliness of side effects such as dry skin, irritation, redness, or burning.
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