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Veltin Drug Interactions

When certain drugs, such as erythromycin or atracurium, are taken with Veltin, interactions can occur. In some cases, these reactions can lead to reduced effectiveness of the drugs. In other cases, they can increase the risk for problems. Before starting treatment with this acne medication, talk to your healthcare provider about the drug interactions that apply to you.

An Overview of Interactions With Veltin

Veltin™ (clindamycin/tretinoin gel) can potentially react with a few other medications. Some of the drugs that may interact with Veltin include but are not limited to:
 
  • Erythromycin (Ery-Tab®, E.E.S.®), including skin products that contain erythromycin, such as Benzamycin®
  • Neuromuscular-blocking medications, such as:
     
    • Atracurium
    • Cisatracurium (Nimbex®)
    • Pancuronium
    • Rocuronium (Zemuron®)
    • Succinylcholine (Anectine®, Quelicin®)
    • Vecuronium (Norcuron®).
 

Veltin Drug Interactions Explained

The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when Veltin is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
 
Erythromycin
The clindamycin component of Veltin may interact with erythromycin, which is another antibiotic. Clindamycin and erythromycin may make each other less effective. In general, these drugs should not be combined.
 
Neuromuscular-Blocking Medications
The clindamycin component of Veltin has neuromuscular-blocking activity and might increase the risk of problems if combined with neuromuscular-blocking medications. Such drugs are usually used during general anesthesia or when a breathing tube is needed in an intensive care unit (ICU) setting.
 

Veltin Acne Medication Information

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