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Cleocin T Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is clindamycin topical (Cleocin T)?
- What are the possible side effects of clindamycin topical (Cleocin T)?
- What is the most important information I should know about clindamycin topical (Cleocin T)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using clindamycin topical (Cleocin T)?
- How should I use clindamycin topical (Cleocin T)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Cleocin T)?
- What happens if I overdose (Cleocin T)?
- What should I avoid while taking clindamycin topical (Cleocin T)?
- What other drugs will affect clindamycin topical (Cleocin T)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Cleocin T)?
Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to apply the medicine and skip the missed dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Cleocin T)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms include bloody or watery diarrhea, which may result if you absorb this medicine through your skin by applying too much.
What should I avoid while taking clindamycin topical (Cleocin T)?
Antibiotic medicines can cause diarrhea, which may be a sign of a new infection. If you have diarrhea that is watery or bloody, stop taking clindamycin topical and call your doctor. Do not use anti-diarrhea medicine unless your doctor tells you to.
Do not use other medicated skin products unless your doctor has told you to. Avoid using skin products that can cause irritation, such as harsh soaps, shampoos, or skin cleansers, hair coloring or permanent chemicals, hair removers or waxes, or skin products with alcohol, spices, astringents, or lime.
Avoid getting this medication in your eyes, nose, mouth, rectum, or vagina. If this does happen, rinse with water. Do not use clindamycin topical on sunburned, windburned, dry, chapped, irritated, or broken skin.
Do not smoke while using clindamycin topical foam, or immediately after applying it. The contents of the foam canister are flammable.
What other drugs will affect clindamycin topical (Cleocin T)?
Before using clindamycin topical, tell your doctor if you are using any of the following drugs:
- erythromycin topical (Akne-Mycin, Emcin Clear, Eryderm, Erygel, Erythra-Derm, Ery-Sol, and others); or
- erythromycin taken by mouth (E.E.S., E-Mycin, Ery-Tab, E-Mycin, Robimycin, and others).
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with clindamycin topical. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about clindamycin topical.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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