What is Clindamycin?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Clindamycin PH 1% Gel Cleocin Phosphate Evoclin Show all

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Clindamycin, an antibiotic, is used to treat infections of the respiratory tract, skin, pelvis, vagina, and abdomen. Clindamycin comes as a capsule and liquid to take by mouth; topical solution, lotion, and gel for skin infections; and vaginal cream.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
MRSA (Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus) 10 4
Pneumonia 6 3
Acne breakout 5 3
Hidradenitis Suppurativa 5 2
Acne 4 1
Bacterial Vaginosis 3 2

Show all 44 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 7
Moderate 6
Mild 10
None 14

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Clindamycin

Side effect Patients
Bad taste in mouth 4
Nausea 4
Diarrhea 3
Clostridium difficile 2
Abdominal pain 1
Allergic reaction 1

Show all 18 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Clindamycin

Dosage Patients
150 mg daily 1
150 mg four times daily 1
300 mg twice daily 1
300 mg three times daily 1
300 mg four times daily 1
1% as needed 1
4 tablet(s) every 6 months 1
twice daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Clindamycin

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 24
Other 10
Side effects too severe 7
Did not seem to work 6
Doctor's advice 5
Change in health plan coverage 1
See all 47 patients who’ve stopped taking Clindamycin

Duration

Currently taking Clindamycin

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 3
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 2
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 1

Stopped taking Clindamycin

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 34
1 - 6 months 8
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 3
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 25
Usually 7
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 3
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 5
A little hard to take 9
Not at all hard to take 22
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 3
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 1
< $25 16
Not specified 17

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Clindamycin after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Sulfamethoxazole-Trimethoprim (cotrimoxazole) (Bactrim) 2
Coartem 1
Rifampin 1

Patients stopped taking Clindamycin and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Azithromycin (Zithromax) 1
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6 patient evaluations for Clindamycin

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desrat
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desrat
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Relapse: Moderate
Sensation: None
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: mild
Walking: mild
I am: g
I have:
MS

See desrat's full Clindamycin history

Aug 31, 2016 (Started Aug 26, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Cysts)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Stomach upset)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Three times daily
Advice & Tips: take with food, if possible
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
Srs2388
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Srs2388
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 28y
  • Duration: ? yrs
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Severe
  • Physical: Severe
1 seizure
9 weeks ago
I am: vb
I have:
Epilepsy

See Srs2388's full Clindamycin history

Jun 30, 2016 (Started Jun 30, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pneumonia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Four times daily
Advice & Tips: Don't stop it because you feel better. It'll just come back worse.

  • 0 helpful marks
kitrona
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kitrona
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 38
Condition: Ehlers Danlos 9 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
I am: n
I have:
Ehlers Danlos

See kitrona's full Clindamycin history

Nov 9, 2013 (Started Nov 08, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for MRSA (Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 30, 2012 (Started Nov 08, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for MRSA (Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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