Clindamycin is an antibiotic used to fight against a bacterial infection in the body. Clindamycin is used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections, including: Acne, acute sinus infections, skin infections, some vaginal infections and more.  Unnecessary usage of this medication could lead to decreased effectiveness and intestinal infections with c.dif bacteria.  Like all antibiotics, it is not effective against viruses such as the common cold and Influenza.

How Should I Use This Medicine?

Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on your prescription label. You may take this medicine with food or on an empty stomach. If the medicine upsets your stomach, take with food. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. Take all your medicine as directed even if you think you are better. Do not skip doses or stop your medicine early.

Over dosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.   

Where Should I Keep My Medicine?

Keep out of reach of children. Store between 68 and 77 degrees F (20 and 25 degrees C). Keep bottle closed tightly. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

What Should I Watch For While Using This Medicine?

Tell your provider if your symptoms do not start to get better or if they get worse. Do not treat diarrhea with over the counter products. Contact your doctor if you have diarrhea that lasts more than 2 days or if it’s severe and watery. For women: antibiotics can weaken the effects of oral birth control pills, please use alternative birth control until you have finished your medication and have your next period.

NOTE: This is a summary. It may not cover all possible information. If you have questions about this medicine, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider. For a full list of side effects visit www.drugs.com