(clindamycin phosphate) Foam
Important: For skin use only. Do not use EVOCLIN Foam in
your eyes, mouth or vagina.
Read the Patient Information that comes with EVOCLIN Foam
before you start using it and each time you get a refill. There may be new
information. This leaflet does not take the place of talking with your doctor
about your medical condition or treatment.
What is EVOCLIN Foam?
EVOCLIN Foam is a prescription medicine used on the skin
(topical) to treat acne in people 12 years and older.
It is not known if EVOCLIN Foam is safe and effective in
children under 12 years of age.
Who should not use EVOCLIN Foam?
Do not use EVOCLIN Foam if you:
- have Crohn's disease
- have ulcerative colitis
- have had inflammation of the colon (colitis) or severe
diarrhea with past antibiotic use
Tell your doctor if you are not sure if you have any of the
conditions listed above.
What should I tell my doctor before using EVOCLIN Foam?
Before you use EVOCLIN Foam, tell your doctor if you:
- have a history of eczema
- are planning to have surgery. EVOCLIN Foam may affect how
certain medicines work that may be given during surgery.
- have any other medical conditions
- are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. It is not known
if EVOCLIN Foam may harm your unborn baby.
- are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if
EVOCLIN Foam passes through your breast milk. You and your doctor should decide
if you will use EVOCLIN Foam or breastfeed. If you use EVOCLIN Foam while
breastfeeding and EVOCLIN Foam is applied on the chest, take care to avoid
getting EVOCLIN Foam into your baby's mouth.
Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take including
prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins and herbal supplements.
EVOCLIN Foam may affect the way other medicines work and other medicines may
affect how EVOCLIN Foam works.
Especially tell your doctor if you take erythromycin or use
products on your skin that contain erythromycin.
Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of them to show
your doctor and pharmacist when you get a new medicine.
How should I use EVOCLIN Foam?
- EVOCLIN Foam is for use on the skin only. Do not get EVOCLIN
Foam in your eyes, mouth or vagina.
- Use EVOCLIN Foam exactly as your doctor tells you to use it.
See the “Instructions for Applying EVOCLIN Foam” below.
- Apply EVOCLIN Foam 1 time a day.
- Wash your skin with mild soap and water and dry before
applying EVOCLIN Foam.
- Do not dispense EVOCLIN Foam directly onto your hands or
face, because the foam will begin to melt on contact with warm skin.
Instructions for Applying EVOCLIN Foam.
- Remove the clear cap from the EVOCLIN Foam can (See Figure
Figure A: Remove clear cap
- Line up the black circle with the
nozzle (See Figure B).
Figure B: Line up the black circle
with the nozzle
- Hold the can upright and firmly
press the nozzle to dispense EVOCLIN Foam (See Figure C).
Figure C: Hold can upright and
press nozzle firmly to dispense
- Dispense EVOCLIN Foam into the
clear cap or onto a cool surface (see Figure D).
Figure D: Dispense EVOCLIN Foam
into clear cap
- Dispense enough EVOCLIN Foam to
cover the affected area (see Figure E).
Figure E: Dispense enough EVOCLIN
Foam to cover affected area
- If the can seems warm or the foam
seems runny, run the can under cold water (See Figure F).
Figure F: If the can seems warm or
the foam is runny, run the can under cold water
- Pick up small amounts of EVOCLIN
Foam with your fingertips and gently rub the foam into the affected area until
the foam disappears (See Figure G).
Figure G: Pick up a small amount
of EVOCLIN Foam on your fingertips and gently rub into the affected area until
the foam disappears
- Wash your hands after applying
Throw away any of the unused
medicine that you dispensed out of the can.
What should I avoid while using
- EVOCLIN Foam is flammable. Avoid
fire, flames, or smoking during and right after you apply EVOCLIN Foam to your
- Avoid getting EVOCLIN Foam in or
near your eyes, mouth, lips, or broken skin. If you get EVOCLIN Foam in your
eyes, mouth, on lips or broken skin, rinse
well with water.
What are possible side effects
with EVOCLIN Foam?
EVOCLIN Foam can cause serious
side effects including:
- Inflammation of the colon
(colitis). Clindamycin can cause severe colitis that may lead to death. Stop
using EVOCLIN Foam and call your doctor right
away if you have severe watery diarrhea, or bloody diarrhea.
The most common side effects of
EVOCLIN Foam include:
- Skin irritation. EVOCLIN Foam may
cause skin irritation such as burning, itching, or dryness. Stop using EVOCLIN Foam and talk with your doctor if you develop
excessive skin irritation.
Tell your doctor if you have any
side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.
These are not all the side effects of EVOCLIN Foam. For more
information, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You
may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may report side effects
to Stiefel at 1-888-784-3335 (1-888- STIEFEL).
How should I store EVOCLIN Foam?
- Store EVOCLIN Foam at room temperature between 68°F to 77°F
(20°C to 25°C).
- Keep EVOCLIN Foam away from heat. Never throw the can into a
fire, even if the can is empty.
- Do not store EVOCLIN Foam at temperatures above 120°F
- Do not break through (puncture) the EVOCLIN Foam can.
Keep EVOCLIN Foam and all medicines out of the reach of
General information about the safe and effective use of
Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than
those listed in Patient Information. Do not use EVOCLIN Foam for a condition
for which it was not prescribed. Do not give EVOCLIN Foam to other people, even
if they have the same symptoms you have. It may harm them.
This leaflet summarizes the most important information about
EVOCLIN Foam. If you would like more information, talk with your doctor. You
can also ask your pharmacist or doctor for information about EVOCLIN Foam that
is written for health professionals.
What are the ingredients in EVOCLIN Foam?
Active ingredient: clindamycin phosphate
Inactive ingredients: cetyl alcohol, ethanol (58%),
polysorbate 60, potassium hydroxide, propylene glycol, purified water, and
stearyl alcohol. The can is pressurized with a hydrocarbon (propane/butane)
This Patient Information has been approved by the U.S. Food
and Drug Administration.