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On clindamycin for staph, have stomach burning from inside, severe discomfort. What does it imply?

my stomach burns from the inside. not alot but, an uncomfortable feeling. im currently on my 2nd dose of clindamycin for a possible staph infection on my leg. not sure if the burning sensation is related to that or the medication though. what could the stomach burning mean ? it s on the right side under my rib cage ? should i be alarmed ? thanks :)
Asked On : Tue, 9 Oct 2012
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Thanks for posting your query.

Are you taking the oral medication or the topical form of Clindamycin?

Oral form of clindamycin may cause nausea and vomiting. Stomach burn is usually not seen with it. However, if you are taking the oral for, please take it after food. Consume plenty of water. It should be gone soon.

The stomach burns simply means gastritis due to excess acid secretion in the stomach. There is nothing to be alarmed.

Get well soon.

Answered: Tue, 9 Oct 2012
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