Clindamycin
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Clindamycin?

(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?

All forms:

• If you are allergic to tartrazine, talk with healthcare provider. Some products contain tartrazine.

• 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.

Skin:

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

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Belly pain.

• Nausea or vomiting. Small...

 
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