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Dosing Information

The dose of clindamycin your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
  • The particular clindamycin product
  • The type and severity of your infection
  • How you respond to the medication
  • Other medications you are taking
  • Your weight (for children)
  • Other medical conditions you may have.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Clindamycin Dosage for more information.)

Side Effects of Clindamycin

Just like any medicine, clindamycin can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience problems; some people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are easily treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
The specific side effects depend on the particular form of clindamycin. Commonly reported problems include but are not limited to:
(Click Clindamycin Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)

Drug Interactions

Clindamycin can potentially interact with several other medicines (see Clindamycin Drug Interactions).
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