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Clindamycin


Trade Names: 
Cleocin®

Possible Uses: 
Prevent or treat bacterial infections.

Special Notes: 
Contact your healthcare provider for severe diarrhea. Do NOT take any over the counter anti-diarrheal medication unless directed by your helathcare provider. Take all the medication given to you, even if you are feeling better.

Drug Interactions: 
Avoid calcium supplements, antacids, and dairy products one hour before or two hours after taking.

Possible Side Effects: 
Diarrhea, rash, nausea, and vomiting. May cause pseudomembranous colitis which causes diarrhea. May predispose patient to a bowel infection called clostridium difficile. If you get diarrhea, do not not take anti-diarrhea medication until you talk with your doctor.
Last updated on 02/01/2010
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