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The oral forms of clindamycin actually contain clindamycin hydrochloride (Cleocin®). The other forms (such as the IV form, skin products, and vaginal products) come in the phosphate form. Clindamycin hydrochloride is a type of antibiotic used to treat a variety of different infections.
 
As a lincosamide antibiotic, the medication works by interfering with the bacteria's ability to make proteins. Without these proteins, bacteria are unable to grow and multiply.
 
A few different clindamycin hydrochloride products are currently available, including:
 
(Click Clindamycin HCL for more information on clindamycin hydrochloride, including how this drug works and the various forms and strengths that are available.)
 
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