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Clindamycin

Also known as Cleocin


Clindamycin rINN is a lincosamide antibiotic. It is usually used to treat infections with anaerobic bacteria, but can also be used to treat some 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.

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Estimated Total Cost: $14.83 for an average of 7 days supply

What is it prescribed for?

Patients are most commonly prescribed clindamycin to treat pyogenic skin infection, toothache, tooth abscess, and tooth disorder.

What drug interactions are known?

Do not take clindamycin if you are taking any of the following:

Critical Interactions


Significant Interactions

What side effects are related?

Patients taking clindamycin most commonly experience side effects like skin oiliness, itching of skin, and itching of unknown cause.

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