Cleocin; Cleocin-T; Clindacin ETZ; Clindacin Pac; Clindacin-P; Clindagel; ClindaMax [DSC]; Clindesse; Evoclin
Clinda-T; Clindasol; Clindets; Dalacin T; Dalacin Vaginal
- It is used to treat pimples (acne).
- It is used to treat vaginal infections.
- It may be given to you for other reasons. Talk with the doctor.
- If you have an allergy to lincomycin, clindamycin, or any other part of this drug.
- If you are allergic to any drugs like this one, any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
- If you have ever had any of these health problems: Very loose stools called antibiotic-associated colitis, regional enteritis, ulcerative colitis, or Crohn’s disease.
- If you are using any products that have erythromycin.
- Tell all of your health care providers that you take this drug. This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
- Diarrhea, bloody diarrhea, and a certain bowel problem (colitis) have happened with this drug. Very bad colitis may lead to death. Call your doctor right away if you have stomach pain or cramps, very bad or watery diarrhea, or bloody diarrhea. Do not try to treat diarrhea without first checking with your doctor.
- This drug may cause harm if swallowed. If this drug is swallowed, call a doctor or poison control center right away.
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using this drug while you are pregnant.
- Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding. You will need to talk about any risks to your baby.
All skin products:
- Do not use coverings (bandages, dressings, make-up) unless told to do so by the doctor.
- It may take several weeks to see the full effects.
- Talk with your doctor before you use other drugs or products on your skin.
- This drug may catch on fire. Do not use near an open flame or while smoking.
- Do not have sex while using this drug. You may need to avoid sex for some time after care ends. Talk with your doctor.
- Condoms or diaphragms may not work to prevent pregnancy or stop the spread of diseases passed through sex while using this drug and for a period of time after you stop this drug. You will need to use some other kind of birth control for some time after care ends. Be sure you know how long to do this. Talk with your doctor.
- Do not douche or use other vaginal products like tampons while you are using this drug. You may need to avoid these things for some time after care ends. Talk with your doctor.
- Do not use longer than you have been told. A second infection may happen.
- Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
- Very bad irritation where this drug is used.
- Vaginal itching or discharge.
- Pain when passing urine.
- Trouble passing urine.
- Irritation where this drug is used.
All skin products:
- Dry skin.
- Oily skin.
- Follow how to use as you have been told by the doctor or read the package insert.
- To gain the most benefit, do not miss doses.
- Use as you have been told, even if your signs get better.
- Wash your hands before and after use.
All skin products:
- Do not take this drug by mouth. Use on your skin only. Keep out of your mouth, nose, and eyes (may burn).
- Clean affected part before use. Make sure to dry well.
- Put a thin layer on the affected skin.
- Shake lotion well before use.
- If using pledgets (swabs), take pledget from the foil just before use. Use 1 time and throw away. More than 1 pledget may be used.
- Put foam onto a cool surface or into a cap. Do not place foam in your hands.
- Use vaginally.
- Keep out of your mouth, nose, and eyes (may burn).
- Some products are to be used at bedtime. For some products it does not matter. Check with the pharmacist about how to use this drug.
- Use at bedtime.
- To use suppository, take off foil wrapper.
- Do not use if the pouch that holds this drug is torn, open, or not sealed all the way.
- Use a missed dose as soon as you think about it.
- If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time.
- Do not use 2 doses at the same time or extra doses.
- Store at room temperature. Do not freeze.
- Keep lid tightly closed.
- Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
- Throw away unused or expired drugs. Do not flush down a toilet or pour down a drain unless you are told to do so. Check with your pharmacist if you have questions about the best way to throw out drugs. There may be drug take-back programs in your area.
- Protect from heat and sunlight. Do not puncture or burn even if it seems empty.
- Protect from heat.
- If your symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your doctor.
- Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else’s drugs.
- Keep a list of all your drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your doctor.
- Talk with the doctor before starting any new drug, including prescription or OTC, natural products, or vitamins.
- Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. If you have any questions about this drug, please talk with your doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
- If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.