Ziana (Clindamycin Phosphate/Tretinoin) is a prescription medication used to treat nodular acne in adults and children older than 12 years of age. This medication helps to decrease the number and severity of acne pimple and helps pimples that develop to heal faster. Clindamycin is an antibiotic and works by fighting bacteria in the body. Tretinoin is a form of vitamin A belonging to the class of medications called retinoids, it works by reducing the amount of oil released by oil glands in your skin and helps your skin renew itself more quickly. Ziana is an alcohol-free, water-based gel that is applied directly to the skin over the entire area where you’re breaking out.
Canadian Pharmacy King currently offers the brand Ziana from Canada also called Biacna Topical Gel manufactured by Valeant (Bausch Health) and from India also called Retino AC Gel manufactured by Johnson & Johnson. There is no generic available for this medication. Ziana is available in the strength of 1.2%/0.025%/60 gm and 1 %/0.025%/15 gm.
The common side effects of Ziana may include dryness, itching, mild burning or stinging, peeling, skin redness and worsening of acne for the first 2 to 4 weeks.
Talk to your doctor right away if you have any of the serious side effects such as:
• Severe burning or swelling of the skin
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please call your doctor if you have any further questions or concerns.
You should use Ziana if you are allergic to Clindamycin or Tretinoin or if you have any other allergies. Before you start taking this medication, talk to your doctor about your medical history and about all the medications you take including OTC and herbal medications. Ziana may make you more sensitive to the sun. Limit your time in the sun and avoid tanning booths and sunlamps. Extreme weather such as wind or cold may also irritate your skin. When you go outdoors, use sunscreen and wear protective clothing. This medication should be used during pregnancy unless it is clearly needed. It is unknown whether this medication passes into breast milk. Talk to your doctor before breastfeeding.