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(klin da MYE sin)
U.S. Brand Names
Cleocin HCl®; Cleocin Pediatric®; Cleocin Phosphate®; Cleocin T®; Cleocin®; Cleocin® Vaginal Ovule; Clindagel®; ClindaMax®; ClindaReach®; Clindesse®; Evoclin®
Canadian Brand Names
Apo-Clindamycin®; Clinda-T; Clindamycin Injection, USP; Clindamycine; Clindasol™; Clindets; Clindoxyl; Dalacin® C; Dalacin® T; Dalacin® Vaginal; Mylan-Clindamycin; Novo-Clindamycin; PMS-Clindamycin; ratio-Clindamycin; Riva-Clindamycin; Taro-Clindamycin
Mexican Brand Names
Biodaclin; Clidets; Clinamsa; Cutaclin 1%; Dalacin C; Galecin; Klamoxyl; Klin-Amsa; Lisiken; Trexen
Antibiotic, Lincosamide; Topical Skin Product, Acne
What key warnings should I know about before taking this medicine?
• This medicine can cause severe diarrhea. Talk with healthcare provider.
• This medicine does not mix well with some medicines. Serious reactions may occur. Check all medicines with healthcare provider.
Reasons not to take this medicine
• If you have an allergy to clindamycin or any other part of this medicine.
• Tell healthcare provider if you are allergic to any medicine. Make sure to tell about the allergy and how it affected you. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other symptoms involved.
• If you have any of the following conditions: Liver disease or severe diarrhea called pseudomembranous colitis.
How does it work?
• Clindamycin works to injure the bacteria and fight the infection.
How is it best taken?
• To gain the most benefit, do not miss doses.
• Use prescription as directed, even if feeling better.
• Take this medicine with or without food. Take with food if it causes an upset stomach.
• Take this medicine with a full glass of water.
• Do not lie down for at least 30 minutes after taking this medicine. This prevents irritation to the esophagus (swallowing tube).
• Do not take this medicine by mouth. For skin only. Keep out of mouth, nose, and eyes (may burn).
• Shake lotion well before use.
• Remove pledget from foil. Use once and throw away.
• Wash hands before and after use.
• Clean affected area before use. Make sure to dry well.
• Apply a thin layer to the affected skin and rub in gently.
• Apply foam onto cool surface or into cap. Do not place foam directly in hands.
• Use cream vaginally.
• Keep out of mouth, nose, and eyes (may burn).
• Use at bedtime.
• Do not have sexual intercourse while using this medicine.
• This medicine is given as a shot into a muscle or vein.
What do I do if I miss a dose? (does not apply to patients in the hospital)
• Use a missed dose as soon as possible.
• If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your regular schedule.
• Do not use a double dose or extra doses.
What should I monitor?
• Change in condition being treated. Is it better, worse, or about the same?
• Take good care of your teeth. See a dentist regularly.
• Follow up with healthcare provider.
How should I store this medicine?
• Store at room temperature.
• Protect tablets from moisture. Do not store in a bathroom or kitchen.
• Protect foam from heat.
• Follow directions for storage of injection. Talk with healthcare provider.
• If you have a life-threatening allergy, wear allergy identification at all times.
• Do not share your medicine with others and do not take anyone else's medicine.
• Keep all medicine out of the reach of children and pets.
• Most medicines can be thrown away in household trash after mixing with coffee grounds or kitty litter and sealing in a plastic bag.
• Keep a list of all your medicines (prescription, natural products, supplements, vitamins, over-the-counter) with you. Give this list to healthcare provider (doctor, nurse, nurse practitioner, pharmacist, physician assistant).
• Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or in Canada to Health Canada's Canada Vigilance Program at 1-866-234-2345.
• Talk with healthcare provider before starting any new medicine, including over-the-counter, natural products, or vitamins.
Created: 2005-04-07 16:29:15.0
Modified: 2010-03-09 08:26:45.0
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