Clindamycin is a topical antibiotic that can help kill the bacteria that are a prime cause of acne. It effectively targets bacteria by inhibiting their production, thereby getting to the root cause of acne with up to 50% reduction of inflammatory breakouts within 12 weeks. To help decrease the risk of antibiotic resistance, you’ll also be prescribed benzoyl peroxide, and we will only prescribe clindamycin for the shortest duration needed. You will most likely be prescribed tretinoin as well since these medications in combination are proven to help decrease breakouts. Clindamycin is a fabulous acne treatment as it is safe for use during pregnancy!