Cleocin (Clindamycin)

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What is Cleocin (Clindamycin) prescribed for?

Bacterial infections are in many ways, much like viral infections. Both are caused bu microbes, and spreads by things such as; coughing and sneezing, contact with infected people, contact with contaminated surfaces, food and water, and contact with infected creatures which includes pets.

Most bacteria are harmless, and some actually help by digesting food, destroying disease causing microbes, fights cancer cells and provides essential nutrients. It is fewer than %1 that causes disease in humans.

Clindamycin, the active ingredient in Cleocin, is used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections.  It is antibiotic that works by stopping the growth of bacteria.  Keep in mind that this medication will not work on any virus infections, such as the common cold and the flu.

This medication comes in the singular dose, which is150mg. Remember your dose is based on your medical background and your overall response to the treatment. If your doctor or pharmacist has given you some information in the form of a pamphlet, take the time to read up on this drug, and if you have any questions or concerns regarding this medication, please consult your doctor.

This medication is normally taken by mouth, with or without food. About 5 times a day (every 6 hours), or as directed by your doctor.  You may take it with a full glass of water as well. Do not lie down for at least 10 minutes after you have taken this medication.

This medication is based on your age, condition and your response to the treatment. Do not increase your dose or take this medication longer then what has been prescribed.  Do not take this medication more for what is recommended of your age.

Before taking clindamycin, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to lincomycin; or if you have any other allergies.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: liver disease, kidney disease, stomach/intestinal diseases (e.g., colitis, Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea), allergic conditions (e.g., asthma, hay fever, eczema).

Clindamycin may cause live bacterial vaccines (such as typhoid vaccine) to not work as well. Do not have any immunizations/vaccinations while using this medication unless your doctor tells you to.

Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including: heartburn, joint pain/swelling, yellowing eyes/skin, dark urine.

Use of this medication for prolonged or repeated periods may result in oral thrush or a new vaginal yeast infection. Contact your doctor if you notice white patches in your mouth, a change in vaginal discharge, or other new symptoms.

A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: fever that doesn't go away, new or worsening lymph node swelling, rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.

What is Cleocin used for?

Cleocin, the brand-name antibiotic medication, is used for the treatment of serious infections as a result of bacteria. Cleocin is a lincosamide antibiotic, which means it is effective against susceptible anaerobic bacteria and susceptible strains of streptococci, pneumococci, and staphylococci. It is also effective against certain infections caused by toxoplasma gondii, actinomyces, bacteroides, and anthrax. Infections treatable with Cleocin can occur in the lungs, skin, blood, middle ear, female reproductive organs, and internal organs. Here are a few examples of some infections and the bacterial cause which can be treated with Cleocin: blood poisoning, abscess of the lungs, abdomen, or fallopian tube and ovary, and pneumonia caused by anaerobic bacteria; pneumonia and acute sinusitis caused by streptococcus pneumoniae; pneumonia caused by streptococcus; pneumonia and acute sinus infection caused by staphylococcus; as well as other infections, such as pus in the lungs, pelvic inflammatory disease, babesiosis, and more.

 

How much does Cleocin cost?

Most pharmacies will market the medication at different prices in the United States, so the cost will often vary depending on where you buy your supply from. Additionally, you can purchase the medication internationally which commonly offers the medication for much cheaper than the average retail cost at your local pharmacy in the United States. For perspective, when you order Cleocin internationally through My Drug Center, prices are seen at $64.00 when you buy a supply of 100 (150mg) capsules; in the United States, this supply would – on average – cost more than 17 times as much when purchasing the brand-name medication.

 

Where can I buy Cleocin?

My Drug Center offers you the brand-name medication (Cleocin) as well as the generic alternative (Clindamycin) from the comfort of your own home. Both are available in the strength of 150mg. All you need is a valid prescription to get started, once you got a prescription, the rest is easy; call our toll-free number (1-877-385-8998), and a representative can help you place an order.

 

How long does it take Clindamycin to work for bacterial infection?

Clindamycin (Cleocin) begins to work on the infection instantly but it may take a few days before you notice an improvement within your symptoms. However, due to many personal factors like age and weight, the exact length of time may vary between each patient. If symptoms persist or worsen after 3 days of treatment, you may want to consider speaking with your health care professional.

 

What are the side effects of taking Clindamycin?

Clindamycin may cause nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea. Keep in mind, these side effects should not alarm you should they occur. Side effects usually take place as your body adjusts to the medication and generally subside with time. You should inform your doctor if your side effects do not go away, or become worse or unmanageable. Keep in mind, not all side effects have been listed here.

 

How to take Clindamycin?

Take Clindamycin exactly the way your doctor has prescribed it to you; do not take more or less of a dose than prescribed or for longer than recommended. In general, Clindamycin can be taken with or with food but must be taken by mouth and swallowed whole; do not chew, crush, or break open the capsule. You should take your dose with a full glass of water and wait at least 10 minutes before lying down. Your dosing regimen will be based on your age, condition, and response to treatment, which is why it is important to follow all directions by your doctor.

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