Cleocin

What is Cleocin?

Clindamycin rINN is an antibiotic of the lincosamide class, which blocks the ribosomes of microorganisms. It is usually used to treat infections with anaerobic bacteria, but can also be used to treat protozoal diseases, such as malaria. It is a common topical treatment for acne and can be useful against some methicillin-resistant ''Staphylococcus aureus'' (MRSA) infections.

The most severe common adverse effect of clindamycin is ''Clostridium difficile''-associated diarrhea (the most frequent cause of pseudomembranous colitis). Although this side effect occurs with almost all antibiotics, including beta-lactam antibiotics, it is classically linked to clindamycin use.

Clindamycin is marketed as generic and under trade names including Cleocin HCl- (Pfizer), Dalacin, Lincocin (Bangladesh), and Dalacin, Clindacin. Combination products include Duac, BenzaClin, Clindoxyl and Acanya (in combination with benzoyl peroxide), and Ziana (with tretinoin). It is on the World Health Organization's List of Essential Medicines, a list of the most important medication needed in a basic health system.

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My doctor gave me cleocin to take . - pill form. As I have been very sick an these are supposed to fight the infection iv been having. Just found...

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Cleocin contains the active ingredient Clindamycin. Studies conducted in animals with regards to teratogenicity(...

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I have taken 1 dose of diflucan and continue with 3 days of Cleocin vaginal ovules. this is mu 1sh morning after takeing cleocin and diflucan. I...

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it can take 36 hours for an improvement

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It can take 36 to 48 hours for...

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I have been prescribed cleocin. I am allergic ( hives , swollen tongue,swollen throat and anafylaxis ) to Sulfa, Zitromax , penicillin,...

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it's a different drug...

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cleocin is clindamycin which is a different drug class that's not supposed to...

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Have been on warfarin for years due to a proteinS def. INR,s have varied a bit at times, today 4.8,finished a regimen of cleocin two weeks ago for...

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if I am taking cleocin and get diarrhea can I b take kayopectate or Imodium?

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I am having a dental implant in two days and have been prescribed Cleocin since I had a lot of GI distress last year when my tooth was removed and...

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