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Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea are some of the most common problems reported with the oral or injectable forms of clindamycin. Side effects of the skin products may include dryness, redness, or itching. While most problems do not require medical attention, you should contact your healthcare provider if you experience severe or bloody diarrhea, decreased urine production, or difficulty breathing.
An Introduction to Clindamycin Side EffectsJust like any medicine, clindamycin can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the medication will have problems. In fact, some people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in many cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are easily treated by you or your healthcare provider.
Possible Side Effects of ClindamycinFor many medications, the prescribing information carefully explains the exact percentage of side effects that were seen in clinical trials. However, the prescribing information for almost all older medications, including many clindamycin medications, contains only vague information on potential side effects, with no percentages provided. Therefore, it can be difficult to know exactly how common or how rare problems with such medications may be. In addition, the many different forms of clindamycin may have significantly different side effects.
- Abdominal pain (stomach pain)
- Unpleasant or metallic taste in the mouth
- Skin rashes
- Vaginal yeast infections.