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Clindamycin Antibiotic Information

Clindamycin is a type of antibiotic. Information on clindamycin should be fully reviewed with your healthcare provider before beginning treatment, as this prescription medication is not suitable for everyone.
For example, you may not be able to take this drug if you have certain medical conditions, such as liver disease, colitis, or frequent yeast infections. Also, you may not be able to safely use clindamycin if you are currently taking certain medications, including some vitamins, herbal supplements, and nonprescription medications.
This antibiotic comes in many different forms, such as capsules, lotions, gels, foams, vaginal suppositories or creams, an oral solution, or as an injection. It is used to treat a variety of different bacterial infections. Clindamycin works by interfering with bacteria's ability to make proteins. Without these proteins, bacteria are unable to grow and multiply.
Although most people do not experience problems with this medication, clindamycin can cause side effects. Some of the commonly reported ones include diarrhea, skin irritation, or dry skin.
For more information on clindamycin antibiotics, talk to your pharmacist or healthcare provider.
(Click Clindamycin for a more in-depth look at important information on this antibiotic, including how it works, possible side effects, and general tips on when and how to take this medication.)
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