Cleocin (Clindamycin Hcl) Customer Reviews


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Clindamycin belongs to the class of lincomycin antibiotics and is prescribed for treating various bacterial infections, such as those affecting the lungs, skin, blood, internal organs, and female reproductive organs. This medication functions by inhibiting the growth of bacteria or slowing it down.

Antibiotics like clindamycin are not effective against viral infections such as colds or flu. Inappropriate usage of antibiotics can heighten the chances of developing antibiotic-resistant infections in the future. Avoid using antibiotics when they are not necessary.

Uses and Dosage

Clindamycin is available in the form of capsules and liquid solution for oral consumption. Typically, it is taken three to four times a day, with the duration of treatment varying depending on the infection type and your response to the medication. Take clindamycin at the same time every day and adhere to the instructions on the prescription label.

Before consuming the liquid form of the medication, shake it well to ensure an even distribution of the drug.

Swallow the capsules with a full glass of water to prevent throat irritation.

You should experience an improvement in your condition within the first few days of clindamycin treatment. If symptoms persist or worsen, contact your doctor.

Complete the full course of treatment with clindamycin, even if you begin to feel better. Stopping the medication prematurely or skipping doses can lead to incomplete treatment of the infection, and bacteria may develop resistance to antibiotics.

Side Effects

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention:

  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • unpleasant or metallic taste in the mouth
  • joint pain
  • pain when swallowing
  • heartburn
  • white patches in the mouth
  • thick, white vaginal discharge
  • burning, itching, and swelling of the vagina

Inform your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any serious side effects:

  • peeling or blistering skin
  • rash
  • hives
  • itching
  • difficulty breathing or swallowing
  • hoarseness
  • swelling of the face, throat, tongue, lips, eyes, hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs
  • yellowing of the skin or eyes
  • decreased urination


Before taking clindamycin, inform your pharmacist or doctor about any known allergies to the medication or its active ingredient lincomycin, or any other allergies you may have. This medication may contain inactive components that can cause allergic reactions or other adverse effects.

Before using clindamycin, share your medical history with your doctor or pharmacist, particularly if you have liver or kidney disease, stomach or intestinal disorders like colitis, or any allergies like asthma, hay fever, or eczema.

Clindamycin may interfere with the efficacy of live bacterial vaccines, such as the typhoid vaccine. Inform your healthcare professional about your clindamycin use before undergoing any vaccinations or immunizations.

Older adults may be more sensitive to the effects of this medication, specifically diarrhea that persists.

Inform your doctor if you are pregnant before using clindamycin.

This medication passes through breast milk, consult with your doctor before breastfeeding while using clindamycin.

Form and Strength

Cleocin is available in the following forms and strengths:

  • Cleocin capsule:

    • 150mg
    • 300mg
  • clindamycin capsule:

    • 150mg
    • 300mg


Is Cleocin a strong antibiotic?

Clindamycin is a strong broad-based antibiotic doctors prescribe to treat severe infections.

How fast does Cleocin work?

Clindamycin will start showing its effectiveness within a day or two.



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Generic name:

Clindamycin Hcl




150mg, 300mg

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