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Cleocin T Side Effects Center
Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP
Cleocin T (clindamycin topical) Topical Solution is used to treat severe acne. It is an antibiotic. This medication is available in generic form. Common side effects include burning, itching, dryness, redness, oily skin, or skin peeling.
Apply a thin film of Cleocin T Topical twice daily to affected area. Cleocin T may interact with erythromycin topical or erythromycin taken by mouth. Tell your doctor all medications you are taking. Cleocin T should be used only when prescribed during pregnancy. It is not known if the medication in this product passes into breast milk. While there have been no reports of harm to nursing infants, consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
Our Cleocin T (clindamycin topical) Topical Solution Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
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Cleocin T in Detail - Patient Information: Side Effects
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using this medicine and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:
- severe redness, itching, or dryness of treat skin areas; or
- diarrhea that is watery or bloody.
Less serious side effects may include:
- mild burning or itching;
- mild dryness of treated skin; or
- redness or other irritation.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Tell your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effect. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
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Cleocin T Overview - Patient Information: Side Effects
Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.
A small amount of this medication may be absorbed into your bloodstream and may rarely cause a severe intestinal condition (Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea) due to a resistant bacteria. This condition may occur while receiving treatment or even weeks to months after treatment has stopped. Do not use anti-diarrhea products or narcotic pain medications if you have the following symptoms because these products may make them worse. Tell your doctor immediately if you develop persistent diarrhea, abdominal or stomach pain/cramping, or blood/mucus in your stool.
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction may include: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
In the US -
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
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Cleocin T FDA Prescribing Information: Side Effects
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.
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