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In 18 clinical studies of various formulations of CLEOCIN T (clindamycin topical) using placebo vehicle and/or active comparator drugs as controls, patients experienced a number of treatment emergent adverse dermatologic events [see table below].
Number of Patients Reporting Events
|Treatment Emergent Adverse Event|| Solution
|Burning||62 (11)||15 (10)||17 (11)|
|Itching||36 ( 7)||15 (10)||17 (11)|
|Burning/Itching||60 (11)||# ( - )||# ( - )|
|Dryness||105 (19)||34 (23)||29 (18)|
|Erythema||86 (16)||10 ( 7)||22 (14)|
|Oiliness/Oily Skin||8 ( 1)||26 (18)||12* (10)|
|Peeling||61 (11)||# ( - )||11 ( 7)|
| # not recorded
* of 126 subjects
Orally and parenterally administered clindamycin has been associated with severe colitis which may end fatally.
Cases of diarrhea, bloody diarrhea and colitis (including pseudomembranous colitis) have been reported as adverse reactions in patients treated with oral and parenteral formulations of clindamycin and rarely with topical clindamycin (see WARNINGS).
Abdominal pain and gastrointestinal disturbances as well as gram-negative folliculitis have also been reported in association with the use of topical formulations of clindamycin.
Read the Cleocin T (clindamycin topical) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects
Clindamycin has been shown to have neuromuscular blocking properties that may enhance the action of other neuromuscular blocking agents. Therefore it should be used with caution in patients receiving such agents.
Read the Cleocin T Drug Interactions Center for a complete guide to possible interactions
Last reviewed on RxList: 4/18/2008
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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