clindamycin vaginal suppository (Cleocin)

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GENERIC NAME: clindamycin phosphate vaginal suppository

BRAND NAME: Cleocin

PRESCRIPTION: Yes

GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes

PRESCRIBED FOR:

Clindamycin vaginal suppositories are used for the 3-day treatment of bacterial vaginosis, an infection of the vagina, in non-pregnant women.

SIDE EFFECTS:

The most common side effects of clindamycin vaginal suppositories are:

Other side effects that may occur include:

Possible serious side effects of clindamycin include:

  • Orally administered and injected clindamycin may cause severe colitis (inflammation of the colon).
  • Vaginal formulations of clindamycin may be absorbed into the blood stream, and colitis with diarrhea or bloody diarrhea (including C.difficile colitis) have been reported with the use of clindamycin vaginal suppositories.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/31/2015



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