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Veltin Side Effects

In clinical studies, up to 6 percent of people using Veltin developed side effects such as skin irritation and dryness. However, most people are able to use this skin gel without any problems. If you develop any serious reactions while using this medication, such as redness or peeling that doesn't clear up within two or three weeks, tell your healthcare provider immediately.

An Introduction to Veltin Side Effects

As with any medicine, side effects are possible with Veltin™ (clindamycin/tretinoin gel). However, not everyone who uses the medication will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Veltin. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)

Common Side Effects of Veltin

Veltin has been studied thoroughly in clinical trials. In these studies, the side effects that occurred in a group of people using the drug were carefully documented.
In these studies, the most common Veltin side effects included:
  • Dryness -- in up to 6 percent of people
  • Irritation -- up to 6 percent
  • Skin peeling -- up to 5 percent
  • Redness -- up to 4 percent
  • Itching -- up to 2 percent
  • Sunburn -- up to 1 percent
  • A "dermatitis" skin reaction -- up to 1 percent.
These reactions tend to improve with time.

Side Effects to Report

Potentially serious side effects of Veltin that should be reported to your healthcare provider immediately include:
  • Severe, intolerable skin reactions
  • Skin reactions such as redness and peeling that do not improve with time (within two or three weeks, approximately)
  • Severe, bloody diarrhea
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
    • Hives
    • Itching
    • Unexplained swelling of the mouth or throat
    • Wheezing or difficulty breathing or swallowing.

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