Cleocin / Clindamycin: Overview

Modified on 2009/10/14 21:42 by admin
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Cleocin, an antibiotic also known as Clindamycin, in 1970 for the treatment of serious infections caused by anaerobic bacteria. Available in capsule, liquid, lotion, gel and cream forms, Cleocin fights infections of the respiratory tract, pelvis, skin, abdomen and vagina. The drug is made by Pharmacia & Upjohn.

Side effects of Cleocin use include, but may not be limited to, stomach pain, diarrhea, a skin rash, nausea and a fever or sore throat.

A black box warning on the packaging label indicates that Cleocin therapy may cause a life-threatening condition known as colitis (inflammation of the colon). According to studies, Cleocin may permit overgrowth of clostridium, which can lead to an infection of the colon.

See your doctor if you have questions about Cleocin or if you have experienced serious health problems after taking this medication. In addition, it may be important to contact an attorney who can help you protect your legal rights. Please keep in mind that there may be time limits within which you must commence suit.

See Also

  1. Antibiotics
  2. Diarrhea: Overview
  3. Nausea: Overview
  4. Skin Disorders: Overview
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