clindamycin vaginal suppository (Cleocin)

  • Pharmacy Author:
    Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD

    Dr. Ogbru received his Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy in 1995. He completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Arizona/University Medical Center in 1996. He was a Professor of Pharmacy Practice and a Regional Clerkship Coordinator for the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy from 1996-99.

  • Medical and Pharmacy Editor: Jay W. Marks, MD
    Jay W. Marks, MD

    Jay W. Marks, MD

    Jay W. Marks, MD, is a board-certified internist and gastroenterologist. He graduated from Yale University School of Medicine and trained in internal medicine and gastroenterology at UCLA/Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

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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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