clindamycin suppository - vaginal, Cleocin
GENERIC NAME: CLINDAMYCIN SUPPOSITORY - VAGINAL (klin-duh-MY-sin)
BRAND NAME(S): Cleocin
USES: This medication is used to treat a certain type of vaginal infection (bacterial vaginosis) in women who are not pregnant. Clindamycin is an antibiotic which works by stopping the growth of bacteria.
HOW TO USE: Read the Patient Information Leaflet for instructions on the proper use of this medication. Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.This product is for vaginal use only. Unwrap the suppository and place it in the applicator. Insert the applicator high into the vagina and press the plunger to release the medication. Use this product usually once a day at bedtime, or as directed by your doctor. Clean the applicator with warm soapy water and rinse well. Do not boil or use hot water to clean the applicator.To prevent medication from leaking out of the vagina, lie down as soon as possible after use.Antibiotics work best when the amount of medicine in your body is kept at a constant level. Therefore, use this drug at evenly spaced intervals.Continue to use this medication for the full number of days prescribed even if symptoms disappear after a few days. Stopping the medication too early may allow bacteria to continue to grow, which may result in a relapse of the infection.Inform your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.
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