clindamycin - injection, Cleocin
GENERIC NAME: CLINDAMYCIN - INJECTION (klin-duh-MY-sin)
BRAND NAME(S): Cleocin
WARNING: This medication may rarely cause a severe intestinal condition (Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea) due to a type of resistant bacteria. This condition may occur weeks to months after treatment has stopped. Tell your doctor immediately if you develop: persistent diarrhea, abdominal or stomach pain/cramping, blood/mucus in your stool. Do not use anti-diarrhea products or narcotic pain medications if you have any of these symptoms because these products may make them worse.
USES: This medication is used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria.This medication should not be used to treat meningitis.OTHER This section contains uses of this drug that are not listed in the approved professional labeling for the drug but that may be prescribed by your health care professional. Use this drug for a condition that is listed in this section only if it has been so prescribed by your health care professional.This drug may also be used before dental procedures in patients with certain heart conditions (such as artificial heart valves) to help prevent serious infection of the heart (bacterial endocarditis).
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014
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