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Clindamycin phosphate topical gel; side effects?

Clindamycin phosphate topical gel; side effects?

Acne treatment: Can produce redness, itchiness, dryness and peeling of skin. Small amounts may be absorbed through the skin raising the possible overgrowth and secondary colitis by clostridium difficile. Allergic reactions, as with any drug may also occur. ...Read more

Clindamycin (Definition)

Part of the lincoside family . It has good gram positive an anaerobic coverage, but its association with the development of clostridium difficile infection has limited its use. It is used in certain drug allergy situations where staph, strep, pneumococcal, and anaerobic organisms. Its use in MRSA infections is spotty. It is a bacteriostatic drug that works ...Read more


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Clindamycin side effects last how long ?

Clindamycin side effects last how long ?

Sometimes a while: Clindamycin was the first antimicrobial to be linked to pseudo membranous enterocolitis, a potential serious and even life threatening infection due to clostridium difficile. If diarrhea continues especially with a kind of mousy/musty odor, seek medical attention. ...Read more

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How long can clindamycin side effects last?

Depends: The drug is out of your system in <15 hours but the side effects may linger depending on what you have. For instance c. Difficile diarrhea can be very persistent as can some allergic reactions. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of metronidazole and clindamycin?

What are the side effects of metronidazole and clindamycin?

multiple: Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea are all possible. Other side effects are less common but are multiple. You can always look at the insert that came with the medication for the full listing. However, these are among the most frequently reported. ...Read more

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Is it safe to stop taking clindamycin after 5 days because of side effects?

Is it safe to stop taking clindamycin after 5 days because of side effects?

Call your doctor: 5 days will probably not be enough to cure the infection. Call your doctor and if you are having bad side effects maybe the doctor will change the antibiotic. ...Read more

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Marijuana help with the side effects of clindamycin?

No. Cannabis: Has mild anti-emetic effects, appetite stimulation, and a feeling of well being for many that can be dysphoric for others. Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) (clindamycin) has no adverse effects that this help. The most obvious is diarrhea caused by its effect on gut flora that can be qute serious. ...Read more

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Was given clindamycin but worried about side effects such as c.diff. Is there a way I can prevent c.diff?

Was given clindamycin but worried about side effects such as c.diff. Is there a way I can prevent c.diff?

Probiotics: You can take probiotic tablets which contain lactobacillus acidophilus to help prevent C DIFF. They are available over the counter. You can use them while you take the clindamycin. ...Read more

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Benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) side effects?

Benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) side effects?

Skin redness: Benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) is a topical antibiotic of benzoyl peroxide and clindamycin, commonly prescribed for acne. Caution should be used if patients have an allergy to either medication or have a history of ulcerative or infectious colitis. The most common side effects are dry, red, scaling skin or a burning sensation. ...Read more

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Does clindamycin vaginal cream have any side effects?

Does clindamycin vaginal cream have any side effects?

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. ...Read more

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If I take probiotics with clindamycin will that reduce the risk of side effects? (Ex: c diff)

If I take probiotics with clindamycin will that reduce the risk of side effects? (Ex: c diff)

It's Controversial.: Multiple studies have been done to answer this question, and some have shown a decrease in C. difficile, while others have shown no benefit. Because the risk of side effects of probiotics is generally low (but not zero) I usually recommend to take them if you have had a previous episode of C. difficile or if you have other risk factors for it. Otherwise, there is likely not to be much benefit. ...Read more

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