Evoclin

Evoclin Patient Information Including Side Effects

Brand Names: Cleocin T, Clindagel, ClindaMax, ClindaReach Pledget, Evoclin

Generic Name: clindamycin topical (Pronunciation: klin da MYE sin)

What is clindamycin topical (Evoclin)?

Clindamycin is an antibiotic. Clindamycin topical prevents bacteria from growing on the skin.

Clindamycin topical (for the skin) is used to treat severe acne in adults and children who are at least 12 years old.

Clindamycin topical may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What are the possible side effects of clindamycin topical (Evoclin)?

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.

Although the risk of serious side effects is low when clindamycin is applied to the skin, side effects can occur if the medication is absorbed into your bloodstream.

Stop using clindamycin topical 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. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Read the Evoclin (clindamycin phosphate) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects

What is the most important information I should know about clindamycin topical (Evoclin)?

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.

Avoid getting this medication in your eyes. If it does get into your eyes, rinse thoroughly with water.

It may take up several weeks before your symptoms improve. Keep using the medication as directed and tell your doctor if your symptoms do not improve or if they get worse.

Although the risk of serious side effects is low when clindamycin is applied to the skin, side effects can occur if the medication is absorbed into your bloodstream.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor if you have an intestinal disorder such as ulcerative colitis, if you have ever had eczema, or if you have ever had severe diarrhea caused by antibiotic medicine.

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Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

 

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.


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