A review of the anti-inflammatory properties of clindamycin in the treatment of acne vulgaris.

This article reviews anti-inflammatory properties of clindamycin, which is often used topically for the management of acne vulgaris, usually in combination with other agents. The efficacy of clindamycin in acne treatment has been shown to be sustained for more than 3 decades. It is likely that anti-inflammatory effects play an important role in the therapeutic activity of topical clindamycin.
AuthorsJames Q Del Rosso, Nicholas F Schmidt
JournalCutis (Cutis) Vol. 85 Issue 1 Pg. 15-24 (Jan 2010) ISSN: 0011-4162 [Print] United States
PMID20184207 (Publication Type: Journal Article, Review)
Chemical References
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents
  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents
  • Clindamycin
  • Acne Vulgaris (drug therapy, physiopathology)
  • Administration, Cutaneous
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents (administration & dosage, pharmacology, therapeutic use)
  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents (administration & dosage, pharmacology, therapeutic use)
  • Clindamycin (administration & dosage, pharmacology, therapeutic use)
  • Humans
  • Inflammation (drug therapy, etiology)

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