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How do you take clindamycin?

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Drug Class: Acne Therapy Topical – Anti-infective · Lincosamide Antibiotics · Vaginal Antibacterial – Lincosamides

Availability: Prescription Required

Status: Discontinued

May Treat: · ·

Alternate Brand Names:

Drug Class: Acne Therapy Topical – Anti-infective · Lincosamide Antibiotics · Vaginal Antibacterial – Lincosamides

Availability: Prescription Required

Pregnancy: Consult a doctor before using

Lactation: Consult a doctor before using

Alcohol: Limit intake while taking this medication

Driving: May cause drowsiness or dizziness. Use caution

PrecautionsPrecautions

  • For cream with applicator products : If available, read the patient package insert. Usually used at bedtime. Use at the same time(s) daily as directed. Refrain from intercourse during therapy. Can cause damage to diaphragms or condoms. Ask doctor before use in other conditions.
  • For cream, extended release products : Insert into the vagina as directed. Usually given only 1 time.
  • For gel products : This medication is for treatment of acne. Wash and dry affected area before applying. Apply a thin layer to affected areas. Avoid contact with eyes, inside of nose or mouth. May take months for full benefit of therapy. Wash hands before and after using. Call doctor if you are not getting better. Report severe diarrhea or abdominal pain to doctor.
  • For cream with applicator products : If available, read the patient package insert. Usually used at bedtime. Use at the same time(s) daily as directed. Refrain from intercourse during therapy. Can cause damage to diaphragms or condoms. Ask doctor before use in other conditions.
  • For cream, extended release products : Insert into the vagina as directed. Usually given only 1 time.
  • For gel products : This medication is for treatment of acne. Wash and dry affected area before applying. Apply a thin layer to affected areas. Avoid contact with eyes, inside of nose or mouth. May take months for full benefit of therapy. Wash hands before and after using. Call doctor if you are not getting better. Report severe diarrhea or abdominal pain to doctor.
  • For lotion products : Shake well.
  • For solution, non-oral products : Keep medicine away from heat or flames.
  • For swab, medicated products : Use medicated swab once and then discard.
  • For vial products : Drug is given by a nurse or a doctor. Redness/pain/swelling may occur at injection site. Space doses evenly throughout the day. Success is dependent on completing therapy course. Watch for oral thrush or vaginal yeast infections. Review all drugs you are taking with your doctor.

What are side effects of Clindamycin?Any warnings while using Clindamycin?Does Clindamycin interact with any drugs?Is Clindamycin contraindicated for any condition?How to use Clindamycin?What if you missed a dose of Clindamycin?

For informational purposes only. Consult a medical professional for advice.

Reviewed by a panel of doctors. Source: First Databank

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  • People also askWhat foods to avoid with clindamycin?What foods to avoid with clindamycin?You can eat whatever you want while taking clindamycin. Keep in mind that typical side effects of all antibiotics include stomach upset and diarrhea. I’d avoid overly spicy or greasy food to keep the stomach irritation to a minimum.

    Precautions

    • For cream with applicator products : If available, read the patient package insert. Usually used at bedtime. Use at the same time(s) daily as directed. Refrain from intercourse during therapy. Can cause damage to diaphragms or condoms. Ask doctor before use in other conditions.
    • For cream, extended release products : Insert into the vagina as directed. Usually given only 1 time.
    • For gel products : This medication is for treatment of acne. Wash and dry affected area before applying. Apply a thin layer to affected areas. Avoid contact with eyes, inside of nose or mouth. May take months for full benefit of therapy. Wash hands before and after using. Call doctor if you are not getting better. Report severe diarrhea or abdominal pain to doctor.
    • For cream with applicator products : If available, read the patient package insert. Usually used at bedtime. Use at the same time(s) daily as directed. Refrain from intercourse during therapy. Can cause damage to diaphragms or condoms. Ask doctor before use in other conditions.
    • For cream, extended release products : Insert into the vagina as directed. Usually given only 1 time.
    • For gel products : This medication is for treatment of acne. Wash and dry affected area before applying. Apply a thin layer to affected areas. Avoid contact with eyes, inside of nose or mouth. May take months for full benefit of therapy. Wash hands before and after using. Call doctor if you are not getting better. Report severe diarrhea or abdominal pain to doctor.
    • For lotion products : Shake well.
    • For solution, non-oral products : Keep medicine away from heat or flames.
    • For swab, medicated products : Use medicated swab once and then discard.
    • For vial products : Drug is given by a nurse or a doctor. Redness/pain/swelling may occur at injection site. Space doses evenly throughout the day. Success is dependent on completing therapy course. Watch for oral thrush or vaginal yeast infections. Review all drugs you are taking with your doctor.

    What are side effects of Clindamycin?Any warnings while using Clindamycin?Does Clindamycin interact with any drugs?Is Clindamycin contraindicated for any condition?How to use Clindamycin?What if you missed a dose of Clindamycin?

    For informational purposes only. Consult a medical professional for advice.

    Reviewed by a panel of doctors. Source: First Databank

    Was this helpful?What foods to avoid with clindamycin? You can eat whatever you want while taking clindamycin. Keep in mind that typical side effects of all antibiotics include stomach upset and diarrhea. I’d avoid overly spicy or greasy food to keep the stomach irritation to a minimum.

    When to stop taking clindamycin? If you have diarrhea that is watery or bloody, stop using clindamycin and call your doctor. Call your doctor at once if you have: any change in bowel habits; severe stomach pain, diarrhea that is watery or bloody; little or no urination; or. a metallic taste in your mouth (after clindamycin injection).

    How to use clindamycin gel? How to use Clindamycin Phosphate Gel. Apply a thin layer of medication usually twice a day or as directed by your doctor. If you are using the medicated pad or swab, apply to the the affected area gently with it, then discard. Depending on the size of the area to be treated, more than one pad or swab may be necessary.

    What is clindamycin solution? Clindamycin phosphate topical solution is a topical (for the skin) antibiotic used to treat acne vulgaris. Clindamycin phosphate topical solution is available in generic form. Common side effects of clindamycin phosphate topical solution include: skin burning or itching, dry skin,

    Should I stop taking clindamycin?

    Should I stop taking clindamycin? Stop taking clindamycin only if the rash is serious. If the skin rash is blistering and you are also experiencing a strong headache, have bloody diarrhea, or severe nausea with yellowing of the eyes, this is indicative of a serious reaction to clindamycin. You should stop taking the medication immediately and contact your doctor.

    When to stop taking clindamycin? If you have diarrhea that is watery or bloody, stop using clindamycin and call your doctor. Call your doctor at once if you have: any change in bowel habits; severe stomach pain, diarrhea that is watery or bloody; little or no urination; or. a metallic taste in your mouth (after clindamycin injection).

    Is it better to take clindamycin without food? Clindamycin should be taken with or without food. Clindamycin must be taken as instructed and for the exact prescribed time period. Clindamycin is recommended to use this medicine only when described by your doctor for treating infections caused by bacteria.

    What are the best foods to eat while taking amoxicillin? Soft foods are usually are most tolerable. For instance, try poached or soft-boiled eggs, oatmeal, cream of wheat or cream of rice cereal for breakfast or any time throughout the day. Small amounts of starchy carbohydrates and lean protein are generally much easier to digest than foods that are high in fat.