What is Clindamycin used for?
Clindamycin is an antibacterial medication that is used to treat acne. If you are taking this to treat a different condition, ask your doctor what condition it is being used to treat. It may be used alongside different drugs to manage your symptoms. Follow your doctor’s instructions to ensure treatment works properly.
It helps stop the growth of bacteria that causes acne lesions and other symptoms.
Clindamycin is used on clean, dry skin. Apply a thin layer to the affected area once or twice a day as per your doctor’s instructions.
If you are using a tool such as a pad or swab it should be discarded after use. Wash your hands before and after handling the product.
This is only intended for us on the skin. Prevent medication from getting into your mouth, nose yes, or damages/broken parts of skin. Rinse thoroughly with cold water if you get the medication somewhere it is not intended.
You should notice an improvement within a few weeks (3-6 weeks). It may take up to 12 weeks to notice the maximum benefit of treatment. It may take longer if not used properly or consistently. Talk to your doctor if you do not see an improvement or if your symptoms grow worse.
All orders from Sunshine Pharmacy are delivered in the manufacturer's packaging and include a medicine information sheet. We ask that you carefully read this information sheet and call us if you have any questions or do not understand the document.
There are potential known drug interactions associated with Clindamycin. You should disclose all of your current vitamins, supplements, OTC drugs, herbal products and all current prescription medicines. Our pharmacists will provide therapeutic screening for all orders against this supplied list.
Call your doctor or seek immediate medical attention if you experience an allergic reaction or drug interaction.
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We do not list all possible known side effects.You may experience a side effect that is not provided here. If you find that you are noticing severe side effects call your doctor or one of our pharmacists for counseling and medical advice.
Your doctor will normally balance the benefits of treatment versus any possible adverse reactions. Please call us and speak to the pharmacist if you have concerns about buying Clindamycin online.
- nausea or vomiting
- trouble breathing
- unusual bleeding or bruising
- clay-colored stools
- redness of the skin
- unusual tiredness or weakness
- black, tarry stools
- painful or difficult urination
- diarrhea, watery and severe, which may also be bloody
- blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
- puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
- no pulse or blood pressure
- pinpoint red spots on the skin
- loss of appetite
- rash with flat lesions or small raised lesions on the skin
- heart stops
- bleeding gums
- hives or welts, itching, or skin rash
- fever with or without chills
- red skin lesions, often with a purple center
- Abdominal or stomach cramps, pain, or tenderness
- sore throat
- sores, ulcers, or white spots in the mouth or on the lips
- dry mouth
Frequently Asked Questions About Clindamycin
These medications are not intended to be used together. If your doctor needs you to take them both, they will provide instructions on how to use these products together.
It has the potential to cause adverse effects when breastfeeding. You may still be able to breastfeed if this medication is medically necessary. It would be recommended to switch to a different drug if possible.
You can moisturize the affected area 1 hour after applying clindamycin. This can help prevent dryness and irritation.
All medications expire at some point. Check for the expiration date on the packaging to ensure it is still good to use. Expired medications lose their potency and may not provide the therapeutic benefit that is needed.
Alcohol does not affect the medicine; it can exacerbate the nausea and vomiting that may be caused by the drug. You should avoid alcohol if you experience these side effects.
DISCLAIMER: The information provided here is intended as supplementary information to that provided by your doctor. The guidance provided by your doctor supersedes any information provided on the website. Do not avoid or disregard any counseling from your licensed medical professional based on this information. If you have any medical questions that are not answered here, we do offer counseling from a licensed pharmacist.