clindamycin phosphate vaginal cream, Cleocin (cont.)

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PREGNANCY: The frequency of congenital abnormalities was not increased when pregnant women used clindamycin during the second and third trimesters, and clindamycin vaginal cream is approved for use during the second and third trimesters of pregnancy. Clindamycin should not be used during the first trimester of pregnancy unless it is clearly needed because it has not been properly evaluated during the first trimester.

NURSING MOTHERS: Oral clindamycin is excreted in breast milk and should not be used by nursing mothers, or nursing should be stopped. It is not known whether clindamycin given vaginally is excreted in breast milk.

SIDE EFFECTS: The most common side effects of clindamycin cream are vaginal moniliasis, vulvovaginitis, vulvovaginal disorder, trichomonal vaginitis, moniliasis, and itching.

REFERENCE: FDA Prescribing Information.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/15/2014

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