clindamycin phosphate vaginal cream, Cleocin, Clindesse

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GENERIC NAME: clindamycin phosphate, vaginal cream

BRAND NAME: Cleocin, Clindesse

DRUG CLASS AND MECHANISM: Clindamycin is an antibiotic used for treating serious infections. It is effective against several types of bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pneumoniae, and Staphylococcus epidermidis, and Propionibacterium acnes. It reduces growth of bacteria by interfering with their ability to make proteins. The FDA approved clindamycin for vaginal use in August 1972.

PRESCRIBED FOR: Clindamycin vaginal cream is used for treatment of bacterial vaginosis, an infection of the vagina. It can be used to treat non-pregnant women and pregnant women during the second and third trimester of pregnancy.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 2/25/2015

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