GENERIC NAME: clindamycin phosphate vaginal suppository
BRAND NAME: Cleocin
GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes
Clindamycin vaginal suppositories are used for the 3-day treatment of bacterial vaginosis, an infection of the vagina, in non-pregnant women.
The most common side effects of clindamycin vaginal suppositories are:
- vaginal moniliasis, a fungal infection
- vulvovaginal disorder
- trichomonal vaginitis
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.
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