Cleocin T, topical clindamycin, is an prescription ointment which is used for pimples on the face and scalp as well as skin infections due to bacteria, and acne rosacea. It is and antibiotic and is available by prescription only.
The potential side effects are severe skin redness and itching, and less severe skin peeling, dry skin and skin irritation. Occasionally there may be hives, rash, skin stinging, oily skin or skin inflammation. Rarely, there may be allergic reactions, cramps and diarrhea.