Clindamycin (Topical)
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Clindamycin (Topical)?

(klin da MYE sin)

• This medicine is used to prevent or treat a variety of bacterial infections.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• Do not put coverings (bandages, dressings, make-up) over the area unless told to do so by healthcare provider.

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.

• Condoms or diaphragms may not work to prevent pregnancy. Use another form of birth control while taking this medicine and for 72 hours after treatment ends.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are breast-feeding.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Skin irritation.

• Vaginal irritation.

Reasons to call healthcare provider immediately

• If you suspect an overdose, call your local poison control center or emergency...

 
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