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
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus 12 6
Hidradenitis suppurativa 10 6
Pneumonia 9 3
Acne 6 2
Acne breakout 5 3

Show all 39 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 9
Mild 11
None 23

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Clindamycin

Side effect Patients
Diarrhea 5
Nausea 5
Bad taste in mouth 4
Hives (urticaria) 2
Stomach pain 2
Abdominal cramps 1

Show all 19 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Clindamycin

Dosage Patients
300 mg twice daily 3
1 g daily 1
1 % twice daily 1
300 mg three times daily 1
1% as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Clindamycin

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 31
Other 10
Did not seem to work 9
Side effects too severe 9
Doctor's advice 8
Change in health plan coverage 1
See all 61 patients who've stopped taking Clindamycin

Duration

Currently taking Clindamycin

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 4
2 - 5 years 2
10 years or more 1

Stopped taking Clindamycin

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 45
1 - 6 months 9
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 3
2 - 5 years 3
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 32
Usually 10
Sometimes 4
Never taken as prescribed 4
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 7
A little hard to take 11
Not at all hard to take 31
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 3
$100-199 1
$50-99 0
$25-49 1
< $25 20
Not specified 25

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Clindamycin after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Cephalexin (Keflex) 2
Doxycycline (Doxylin) 2
Sulfamethoxazole-Trimethoprim (cotrimoxazole) (Bactrim) 2
Artemether-lumefantrine 1
Rifampin 1

Patients stopped taking Clindamycin and switched to:

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

Aug 31, 2016 (Started Aug 26, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for cysts)
  • Side effects
    Mild (upset stomach)
  • 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

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

Nov 9, 2013 (Started Nov 08, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for 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 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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