Clindamycin is in a drug class called lincomycin antibiotics.
Continue taking Clindamycin until you finish the box or until your doctor recommends.
Clostridium difficile associated diarrhoea CDAD has been reported with use of nearly all antibacterial agents, including clindamycin, and may range in severity from mild diarrhoea to fatal colitis.
If allowed to progress, it may produce peritonitis, shock and toxic megacolon. Parenteral product contains benzyl alcohol, which has been associated with gasping syndrome and death in newborns. The prevalence of acquired resistance may vary geographically and with time for selected species and local information on resistance is desirable, particularly when treating severe infections.
To minimize esophageal ulceration, administer orally with a full glass of water. Clindamycin is an antibiotic that fights bacteria in the body. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
Ask your doctor before use if you are taking the following medications:
The risk of this is greatest within the first few months of treatment or when the dosage is changed.
It may cause serious effects in a child who is breastfed.
Very low blood sugar can lead to seizures, passing out, long lasting brain damage, and sometimes death.
Controlled studies in pregnant women show no evidence of fetal risk. Either animal studies show no risk but human studies not available or animal studies showed minor risks and human studies done and showed no risk.
Discontinue therapy permanently and institute appropriate therapy if anaphylactic or severe hypersensitivity reaction occurs. Store in a cool, dry place, away from direct heat and light. Reports of other serious problems associated with clindamycin such as anaphylaxis are low. If you are allergic to clindamycin or lincomycin, you should not take clindamycin.