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Pediatric and Off-Label Indications for Clindamycin

Clindamycin Use in Children

Oral and injectable forms of clindamycin can be used in children. In general, products applied to the skin to treat acne are not approved for children under the age of 12 years old. Vaginal products are not approved for use in children.

Is Clindamycin Used for Off-Label Reasons?

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend clindamycin for something other than the uses discussed in this article (this would be known as an "off-label" use). Using oral clindamycin for non-serious infections (such as acne) or for parasitic infections (such as malaria) would be an off-label use. Using the drug to prevent endocarditis (a heart infection) in certain people before procedures, such as dental procedures, is an off-label use.
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