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Changes in bowel movement, severe constipation, abdominal pains after taking clindamycin. Normal?

I took clindamycin for an infection in my mouth, and just ended the medication two days ago. Half way through the treatment, my bowl movements changes into balls that sink to the bottom of the toilet. It is very hard to have a bowl movement. I have been taking 1 to 2 probioic pills for the past 2 days, and I am still getting pains throughout my abdominal region time to time. Is everything ok? Do I have an issue with my bacteria in my intestines, or will this get better in a few days? I have not had any diarrhea .
Asked On : Fri, 18 Jan 2013
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Hi ! Clindamycin do not cause constiption, although it could be the region for your pain abdomen due to intestinal spasms. If you take your food from outside, you are suggested to avoid it. Take a lot of roughage in your diet along with a lot of liquids. You may continue having probiotics and may also consider adding a proton pump inhibitor drug. Once you have stopped taking clindamycin, the pain may gradually get relieved.But for your constipation, you may have to change your dietary habits as advised and go for regular exercises. Wishing you an early recovery.
Answered: Thu, 18 Jul 2013
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