Acne at any age sucks. This simple routine consists of a one-two punch with antibiotics that help control acne-causing bacteria along with powerful retinoids that you find at a dermatologist’s office. Often, these goods would require an in person visit to the doctors and an expensive prescription. As a hims subscriber, you can access these personally formulated, medically approved products at a fraction of the price without leaving your home.
* Prescription products are subject to doctor approval and require an online consultation with a physician after checkout who will determine if a prescription is appropriate
* Do not use this medication if you are allergic to tretinoin, clindamycin, or niacinamide. Common side effects of the Acne Formulation which often go away with time and daily use include: itching, redness, scaling, dryness, peeling, burning, stinging, and increased senstivity to the sun. You should avoid other products known to cause skin irritation such as medicated or abrasive soaps, chemical hair removers or waxes, electrolysis, products with alcohol or astringents, and cosmetics with a strong drying effect. Stop using the Acne Formulation is you become pregnant or are breastfeeding, develop severe cystic acne on other parts of the body besides the face, are diagnosed with skin cancer, start using androgenic steroids or are diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).
Formulated with clindamycin, Vitamin B3, and tretinoin, these topical AM and PM solutions help stop P. Acnes from reproducing, decreases inflammation associated with acne, and increases cellular turnover in your skin, leaving your skin healthy and new.
These topical medications are the medically approved players that can help stop acne and turn over your skin. Personally formulated for hims by our pharmacists, products similar to these prescriptions often come with a hefty dermatology referral cost and an expensive price tag on top of the appointment, but not here. 😏
Apply the AM solution every morning on clean skin before other products. Apply the PM solution at first every other night on clean skin before other products so to build tolerance. 👏 👋 bye, bye acne!
It is normal to see flaky and dry spots in the beginning as these treatments promote cell turnover (shedding that old skin). We recommend using a moisturizer after application of both products so to help with this.
What do I need to tell my doctor before I apply this medication?
If you have an allergy to Tretinoin or any other part of this drug.
If you are allergic to any drugs like this one, any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
If you are taking any drugs that may make your skin more sensitive to light. There are many drugs that can do this. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
If you sunburn easily.
If you have sunburn or other skin problems, talk with your doctor.
This is not a list of all drugs or health problems that interact with this drug.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take this drug with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.
What are some things I need to know or do while I am using this medication?
Tell all of your health care providers that you use this medication. This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists and dentists.
It may take several weeks to see the full effects.
Do not use more than what your doctor told you to use. Do not use more often or longer than what you were told. Doing any of these things may raise the chance of very bad side effects.
Do not put on sunburned skin.
Do not put on cuts, scrapes, or damaged skin.
Practice good skin care and avoid the sun.
You may get sunburned more easily. Avoid sun, sunlamps, and tanning beds. Use sunscreen and wear clothing and eyewear that protects you from the sun.
Some weather conditions may irritate the skin.
Use of other skin products while using this drug may cause more irritation.
Talk with your doctor before you use other drugs or products on your skin.
You may use makeup unless your doctor has told you not to. If you will be using makeup, clean the area to be treated before putting this drug on.
This drug may cause harm if swallowed. If this drug is swallowed, call a doctor or poison control center right away.
This drug may cause harm to the unborn baby if you take it while you are pregnant. If you are pregnant or you get pregnant while taking this drug, call your doctor right away.
What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?
WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:
Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
What are some other side effects of this medication?
All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:
Feeling of warmth.
Change in color of skin.
Instructions for application of this medication?
Use this medication as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.
What do I do if I miss a dose?
Skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time.
General medication facts
If your symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your doctor.
Do not share your medications with others and do not take anyone else's medications.
Keep a list of all your medications (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your doctor.
Talk with the doctor before starting any new medication, including prescription or OTC, natural products, or vitamins.
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