clindamycin, oral (Cleocin) (cont.)

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PREGNANCY: The frequency of congenital abnormalities was not increased when pregnant women used clindamycin during the second and third trimesters. Clindamycin should not be used during the first trimester of pregnancy unless it is clearly needed because it has not been properly evaluated during the first trimester of pregnancy.

NURSING MOTHERS: Clindamycin is excreted in breast milk and should not be used by nursing mothers or nursing should be stopped.

REFERENCE: FDA Prescribing Information

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 2/20/2015

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