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Generic Cleocin (tm) Clindamycin 150, 300mg

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Generic Name : Clindamycin
Therapy : Antibiotic
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Generic Cleocin (tm) Clindamycin 150, 300mg

Brand : Cleocin
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Generic Cleocin™®: Clindamycin
Clindamycin is the chemical name of the active ingredient in Cleocin™®

Chemical Name: CLINDAMYCIN (klin-da-MYE-sin)

Other name brands for this medication
Clindomycin is a common misspelling of clindamycin
Cleocin Phosphate, Cleocin Pediatric, Cleocin HCl, Clinda-Derm, ClindaMax, ClindaReach, Evoclin, Z-Clinz, Clindagel, Dalcinex, Erytop, Zyclin, Clindatec, Clindac A, Clindatime, Leeford

Possible Uses of Cleocin: This medicine is a lincomycin antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections.

Before using Cleocin: WARNING: This medicine should be used only for serious infections because infrequently there are severe, rarely fatal, intestinal problems (pseudomembranous colitis) that can occur. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details. Notify your doctor immediately if you develop persistent diarrhea, abdominal or stomach pain, or blood/mucous in your stool. Your doctor will decide if you require other treatment. These symptoms may occur weeks after stopping use of this drug. Do not use anti-diarrhea products or narcotic pain medicines if you have these symptoms. These products may make the symptoms worse. Your doctor will monitor you closely while you are using this medicine. INFORM YOUR DOCTOR OR PHARMACIST of all prescription and over-the-counter medicine that you are taking. Inform your doctor of any other medical conditions including colon conditions, severe diarrhea with mucus or blood, allergies, pregnancy, or breast-feeding.

How to take Cleocin: Follow the directions for using this medicine provided by your doctor. TAKE THIS MEDICINE WITH A FULL GLASS (8 oz./240 ml) OF WATER. This medicine may be taken on an empty stomach or with food. STORE THIS MEDICINE at room temperature in a tightly-closed container, away from heat and light. CONTINUE TO TAKE THIS MEDICINE even if you feel well. Do not miss any doses. IF YOU MISS A DOSE OF THIS MEDICINE, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.

Precautions When Using Cleocin: DO NOT TAKE THIS MEDICINE if you have had an allergic reaction to it or are allergic to any ingredient in this product. KEEP ALL DOCTOR AND LABORATORY APPOINTMENTS while you are taking this medicine. Laboratory and/or medical tests, such as liver and kidney function tests or complete blood counts, may be done if you are taking this medicine for a long period of time to monitor your progress or to check for side effects. IF YOUR SYMPTOMS DO NOT IMPROVE within a few days or if they become worse, check with your doctor. IF MODERATE TO SEVERE DIARRHEA OCCURS during or after treatment with this medicine, check with your doctor or pharmacist. Do not treat it with non-prescription (over-the-counter) medicines. BEFORE YOU BEGIN TAKING ANY NEW MEDICINE, either prescription or over-the-counter, check with your doctor or pharmacist. FOR WOMEN: IF YOU PLAN ON BECOMING PREGNANT, discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using this medicine during pregnancy. THIS MEDICINE IS EXCRETED IN BREAST MILK. IF YOU ARE OR WILL BE BREAST-FEEDING while you are using this medicine, check with your doctor or pharmacist to discuss the risks to your baby.

Side Effects of Cleocin: SIDE EFFECTS, that may go away during treatment, include nausea, vomiting, or mild diarrhea. If they continue or are bothersome, check with your doctor. CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR AS SOON AS POSSIBLE if you experience severe or continuing diarrhea, diarrhea with mucus or blood, or stomach pain. AN ALLERGIC REACTION to this medicine is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include rash, itching, swelling, dizziness, or trouble breathing. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.

Drug Interactions of Cleocin: Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects or prevent a medicine from doing its job. Use our drug interaction checker to find out if your medicines interact with each other. Check drug interactions

Overdose of Cleocin: If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately.

Other Information of Cleocin: DO NOT SHARE THIS MEDICINE with others for whom it was not prescribed. DO NOT USE THIS MEDICINE for other health conditions. KEEP THIS MEDICINE out of the reach of children.


1. What is Clindamycin and what is it used for?
Clindamycin is a medical drug that belongs to a class of medication called lincomycin antibiotics. This medicine is used to treat a variety of bacterial infections in blood, skin, internal organs, lungs, and female reproductive organs. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria causing infections and killing them.

2. When and how to use Clindamycin?
Clindamycin is available to us in a form of pill that must be taken by mouth with or without food as per your doctor's prescription. An ideal dose of one tablet 4 times a day i.e. every 6 hours is recommended. Swallow the tablet whole rather than chewing or crushing it in your mouth. The dosage is based on your medical condition and its response to the treatment. Take the medicine at the same time daily to get the most benefits from it. Do not increase the dosage or take it more often than prescribed. Consult your doctor in case of any confusion or exception related to medication.

3. What are the side effects of using Clindamycin?
Side effects observed while medicating with Clindamycin arediarrhea, nausea, vomiting, etc. Inform your doctor if any of these conditions persist or get worse. There are also some severe allergic reactions involved with this medication that require immediate medical attention if observed such as rash, swelling/itching, trouble breathing, severe dizziness, etc.

4. What precautions must be taken before using Clindamycin?
Before mediating with Clindamycin, one must inform the doctor regarding allergy to the medicine, its ingredient, or any other allergies. Inform your doctor regarding any medical condition or history related to kidney disease, liver disease, allergic conditions, stomach/intestinal disease, etc. Use of alcohol and marijuana can make you more dizzy than usual. Also, inform your doctor regarding all the drugs you may be taking before undergoing any surgery.

5. Can a pregnant woman use Clindamycin?
Clindamycin is an antibiotic that must only be used when clearly needed during pregnancy. One must consult a doctor regarding all the potential risks that could develop against the nursing baby before medicating withClindamycin during pregnancy.

6. Is Clindamycin safe during breastfeeding?
Clindamycin is a kind of drug that gets passed in the breast milk during its medication. Therefore, it is necessary to consult a doctor regarding the potential risk to the child before breastfeeding the baby.

7. Is Clindamycin a strong antibiotic?
Clindamycin is in a class of lincomycin antibiotics that consist of the broadest antibacterial spectrum and has a strong antibiotic activity. It has become some of the most vital antibiotics to treat a number of severe bacterial infections that include skin infections such as Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).

8. What happens if you take clindamycin and lay down?
Ideally, a person must avoid laying down immediately after administering Clindamycin pills. An ideal time period of standing or sitting straight for10 minutes is recommended so that medicine does not take much time to move from your esophagus to the stomach.

9. Is clindamycin better than amoxicillin?
According to clinical trials, both, clindamycin and amoxicillin were effective against severe bacterial infections with clinical success as clindamycin 89.7% and amoxicillin 88.2% respectively. Also, the safety profile for both medicines were pretty consistent throughout the medication.

10. How long does Clindamycin take to work?
Clindamycin is a kind of medicine that may take 1-2 days of daily medication to show initial improvement in your condition. However, consult a doctor if there is no improvement in your condition within a few days of daily medication.

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