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Various types of bacterial infections can be treated with clindamycin, such as serious respiratory tract infections, serious skin infections, and female pelvic infections. This prescription antibiotic is only approved for specific types of bacteria; not all bacteria will respond to this medicine. Healthcare providers may occasionally recommend off-label clindamycin uses as well, such as for non-serious infections, parasitic infections, and to prevent endocarditis.
Clindamycin Uses: An OverviewClindamycin is a prescription antibiotic. It is available in several different forms and is approved for a variety of different uses. Oral or injectable forms of clindamycin are approved to treat the following infections:
- Serious respiratory tract infections
- Serious skin infections
- Serious soft tissue infections
- Abdominal (stomach) infections or abscesses
- Female pelvic infections
- Bone, joint, or bloodstream infections (injectable form only).