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A 40-year-old member asked:

Does clindamycin vaginal cream have any bad effects?

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Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Usually not: Clindamycin is an antibiotic and it will kill "bad" bacteria as well as normal or "good" bacteria, but the vaginal tissues will usually recolonized with the good lactobacillus bacteria soon after treatment. If a person is allergic to the medication there can be side effects.

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A 43-year-old member asked:

Does clindamycin vaginal cream have any side effects?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
Bacterial vaginitis: Clindamycin vaginal cream can be absorbed into the systemic circulation and produce clostridium difficile colitis. Vaginal pain, candidiasis, and other local vulvovaginal problems have been reported in about 1% of individuals taking it.

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