Cleocin (Clindamycin) - 150mg Generic Capsules
Chemical Name: CLINDAMYCIN (klin-da-MYE-sin)
Clindamycin is a lincomycin antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections.
WARNING: Clindamycin 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 Clindamycin. 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 Clindamycin. 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.
Follow the directions for using Clindamycin provided by your doctor. TAKE Clindamycin WITH A FULL GLASS (8 oz./240 ml) OF WATER. Clindamycin may be taken on an empty stomach or with food. STORE Clindamycin at room temperature in a tightly-closed container, away from heat and light. CONTINUE TO TAKE Clindamycin even if you feel well. Do not miss any doses. IF YOU MISS A DOSE OF Clindamycin, 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.
DO NOT TAKE Clindamycin if you have had an allergic reaction to it or are allergic to any ingredient in CLindamycin. KEEP ALL DOCTOR AND LABORATORY APPOINTMENTS while you are taking Clindamycin. Laboratory and/or medical tests, such as liver and kidney function tests or complete blood counts, may be done if you are taking Clindamycin 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 Clindamycin, 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 Clindamycin during pregnancy. Clindamycin IS EXCRETED IN BREAST MILK. IF YOU ARE OR WILL BE BREAST-FEEDING while you are using Clindamycin, check with your doctor or pharmacist to discuss the risks to your baby.
Possible side effects
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 Clindamycin 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.
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If you take too much
If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately.
DO NOT SHARE Clindamycin with others for whom it was not prescribed. DO NOT USE Clindamycin for other health conditions. KEEP Clindamycin out of the reach of children.