Ziana is a medication typically used to treat acne. It contains a combination of two drugs, tretinoin and clindamycin. These work together to reduce the severity of acne and help any acne that does form heal faster. Ziana (clindamycin and tretinoin) is a combination medication for treating severe nodular acne. It is a safe drug that can be used by both adults and children who are above 12 years old. Acne is a bacterial infection, and thus, Ziana has some antibacterial properties. Clindamycin is the antibacterial agent in this combination. It works by killing the bacteria cell and inhibiting their growth. By doing this, the infection is weakened, and its spreading is controlled. Tretinoin is a vitamin A that works by reducing the amount of oil released by the glands on the skin, especially on the face. Ziana works by killing the bacteria causing infection cells and reducing the amount of oil the glands produce during the infection. Ziana is available in the form of a cream or gel and should be for topical application only.
Drug Name: Ziana
Generic name: Clindamycin phosphate and tretinoin