Clindamycin Diarrhoea Side Effect Reports


The following Clindamycin Diarrhoea side effect reports were submitted by healthcare professionals and consumers.

This information will help you understand how side effects, such as Diarrhoea, can occur, and what you can do about them.

A side effect could appear soon after you start Clindamycin or it might take time to develop.


Diarrhoea, Clostridium Difficile Colitis

This Diarrhoea side effect was reported by a health professional from US. A 84-year-old patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA. The patient was prescribed Clindamycin (dosage: NA), which was started on Jun 04, 2013. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Clindamycin the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Diarrhoea
  • Clostridium Difficile Colitis
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Clindamycin.
Abdominal Pain, Diarrhoea, Tongue Coated, Tongue Discolouration

This Diarrhoea Clindamycin Pfizer side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US on Mar 05, 2014. A Female , 44 years of age, weighting 138.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Clindamycin Pfizer. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Diarrhoea
  • Tongue Coated
  • Tongue Discolouration
. Clindamycin Pfizer dosage: 2 Pills. Additional drugs used at the same time: NA.
Diarrhoea, Hyperhidrosis, Oedema Mouth

This is a Clindamycin side effect report of a 45-year-old patient (weight:NA) from US, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Clindamycin (dosage:NA, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Advair
  • Quetiapine
, and developed a serious reaction and a Diarrhoea side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Diarrhoea
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Oedema Mouth
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Clindamycin treatment in patients suffering from NA, resulting in Diarrhoea.
Diarrhoea, Abdominal Discomfort

A 75-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US with the following symptoms: tooth abscess started Clindamycin treatment (dosage: NA) on Jan 07, 2014. Soon after starting Clindamycin treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Diarrhoea
  • Abdominal Discomfort
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Ventolin H.f.a
  • Glimeperide
  • Claritin D
  • Potassium
  • Alpha Lipoic
  • Magenesium
  • 1 A Day All Purpose Vitamin
  • Calcium
This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Clindamycin side effects, such as Diarrhoea.
Ocular Icterus, Chills, Flatulence, Abdominal Distension, Diarrhoea

A female patient from US was prescribed and started Clindamycin on Feb 03, 2014. Patient felt the following Clindamycin side effects: ocular icterus, chills, flatulence, abdominal distension, diarrhoea Additional patient health information: Female , 33 years of age, weighting 110.0 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Clindamycin dosage: NA. Concurrently used drugs: NA.
Diarrhoea, Dysbacteriosis

This report suggests a potential Clindamycin Diarrhoea side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 47-year-old patient from US (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): tooth extraction and used Clindamycin (dosage: 300mg Every 6 Hours Four Times Daily Taken By Mouth) starting Jan 17, 2014. Soon after starting Clindamycin the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Diarrhoea
  • Dysbacteriosis
Drugs used concurrently:NA. Although Clindamycin demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Diarrhoea, may still occur.
Diarrhoea

An adverse event was reported by a pharmacist on Jan 14, 2014 by a male taking Clindamycin (dosage: NA) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 60 years of age, weighting 155.4 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Clindamycin side effects: diarrhoea. Additional medications/treatments:
Rash, Nausea, Pruritus, Dysgeusia, Chills, Swollen Tongue, Diarrhoea

This Diarrhoea problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 68-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): tooth infection.On Dec 16, 2013 a consumer started treatment with Clindamycin (dosage: One Capsule). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
  • Fexofenadine
  • Levoxyl
  • Qvar
  • Patanol
  • Rhinocort
  • Vitamin D
When commencing Clindamycin, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Rash
  • Nausea
  • Pruritus
  • Dysgeusia
  • Chills
  • Swollen Tongue
  • Diarrhoea
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Diarrhoea, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Diarrhoea, Haematochezia

This is a Clindamycin Hcl side effect report of a 59-year-old patient (weight: NA) from US. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: tooth infection and was treated with Clindamycin Hcl (dosage: 30 Pills) starting Dec 19, 2013. Concurrently used drugs: NA. Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Diarrhoea
  • Haematochezia
This opens a possibility that Clindamycin Hcl could cause Diarrhoea and that some patients may be more susceptible.
Diarrhoea, Pyoderma Gangrenosum, Ulcer, Pain, Scar, Impaired Healing, Deformity

This Diarrhoea side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US on Dec 13, 2013. A female patient from US , 42 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Clindamycin. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Clindamycin side effects: diarrhoea, pyoderma gangrenosum, ulcer, pain, scar, impaired healing, deformity. Clindamycin dosage: At Least 15 Pills Three Times Daily Taken By Mouth. The patient was hospitalized and became disabled. These side effects may potentially be related to Clindamycin.
Diarrhoea, Nausea, Vomiting, Clostridium Difficile Infection

This Diarrhoea side effect was reported by a pharmacist from US. A 38-year-old patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: dental operation,prophylaxis. The patient was prescribed Clindamycin (dosage: NA), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Clindamycin the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Diarrhoea
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Clostridium Difficile Infection
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Clindamycin.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Diarrhoea, Clostridium Difficile Infection

This Diarrhoea Clindamycin side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from GB on Nov 26, 2013. A Female , 53 years of age, weighting 130.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Clindamycin. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Diarrhoea
  • Clostridium Difficile Infection
. Clindamycin dosage: 450 Mg, Qid. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Mirena
  • Estradot
Abdominal Pain Upper, Diarrhoea

This is a Clindamycin Hydrochloride side effect report of a 42-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from US, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: subcutaneous abscess, who was treated with Clindamycin Hydrochloride (dosage:NA, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Topamax
  • Synthroid
, and developed a serious reaction and a Diarrhoea side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Abdominal Pain Upper
  • Diarrhoea
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Clindamycin Hydrochloride treatment in female patients suffering from subcutaneous abscess, resulting in Diarrhoea.
Diarrhoea, Joint Swelling, Local Swelling, Pyrexia, Joint Effusion

A 29-year-old patient (weight: NA) from US with the following symptoms: NA started Clindamycin Hcl treatment (dosage: Yes, Twice Daily, Taken By Mouth) on NS. Soon after starting Clindamycin Hcl treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Diarrhoea
  • Joint Swelling
  • Local Swelling
  • Pyrexia
  • Joint Effusion
. Concurrently used drugs: NA.The patient was hospitalized. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Clindamycin Hcl side effects, such as Diarrhoea.
Pain, Gastrointestinal Disorder, Vomiting, Diarrhoea

A female patient from NL was prescribed and started Clindamycin Hcl on Nov 20, 2013. After Clindamycin was administered, patient encountered several Clindamycin side effects: pain, gastrointestinal disorder, vomiting, diarrhoea Additional patient health information: Female , 59 years of age, weighting 216.1 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Clindamycin Hcl dosage: 300 Mg, 4x/day. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Atenolol (50 Mg, 2x/day)
  • Spironolactone (50 Mg, 1x/day)
  • Losec Mups (20 Mg, 1x/day)
  • Tambocor (50 Mg, 1x/day)
  • Novonorm (1 Mg, 3x/day)
  • Foster 100/6 (1 Df, 2x/day)
Clostridial Infection, Diarrhoea

This report suggests a potential Clindamycin Diarrhoea side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 78-year-old female patient from US (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): ear infection and used Clindamycin (dosage: Every 8 Hours) starting Jul 17, 2013. Soon after starting Clindamycin the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Clostridial Infection
  • Diarrhoea
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Simvastin 40 Mg
  • Levothyroxine
  • Calcium 600 Mg
  • Probiotic
Although Clindamycin demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Diarrhoea, may still occur.
Clostridium Difficile Infection, Diarrhoea, Dehydration, Hypophagia, Malabsorption, Migraine, Arthralgia, Haematochezia

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on Sep 13, 2013 by a Female taking Clindamycin (dosage: NA) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 16 years of age, weighting 130.0 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Patient felt the following Clindamycin side effects: clostridium difficile infection, diarrhoea, dehydration, hypophagia, malabsorption, migraine, arthralgia, haematochezia. Additional medications/treatments:
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Topomax
  • Vancomycin
  • Ranitidine
  • Flexeril
  • Florastor
Diarrhoea, Palpitations, Rash, Dyspnoea

This Diarrhoea problem was reported by a health professional from GB. A 21-year-old patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): NA.On Sep 26, 2011 a consumer started treatment with Clindamycin Hcl (dosage: 450 Mg, 4x/day). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time: NA. When commencing Clindamycin Hcl, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Diarrhoea
  • Palpitations
  • Rash
  • Dyspnoea
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Diarrhoea, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Diarrhoea, Pyrexia, Vomiting, Weight Decreased, Hepatic Enzyme Increased, Blepharitis, Rosacea, Neuropathy Peripheral, Oedema Peripheral

This is a Clindamycin side effect report of a 57-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: prophylaxis,clostridium difficile infection and was treated with Clindamycin (dosage: Unk Unk, Tid) starting 2012. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Vancomycin (Unk)
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Diarrhoea
  • Pyrexia
  • Vomiting
  • Weight Decreased
  • Hepatic Enzyme Increased
  • Blepharitis
  • Rosacea
  • Neuropathy Peripheral
  • Oedema Peripheral
The patient was hospitalized and became disabled. This opens a possibility that Clindamycin could cause Diarrhoea and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Rash, Oral Mucosal Blistering, Pruritus, Burning Sensation, Eye Swelling, Eye Irritation, Fungal Infection, Diarrhoea, Abdominal Discomfort

This Diarrhoea side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US on Aug 14, 2013. A female patient from US , 56 years of age, weighting 159.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Clindamycin. Patient felt the following Clindamycin side effects: rash, oral mucosal blistering, pruritus, burning sensation, eye swelling, eye irritation, fungal infection, diarrhoea, abdominal discomfort. Clindamycin dosage: 300 Mg, Bid. These side effects may potentially be related to Clindamycin.
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Clindamycin Diarrhoea Causes and Reviews


What is
diarrhea ?

Diarrhea is loose, watery stools (bowel movements). You have diarrhea if you have loose stools three or more times in one day. Acute diarrhea is diarrhea that lasts a short time. It is a common problem. It usually lasts about one or two days, but it may last longer. Then it goes away on its own.

Diarrhea lasting more than a few days may be a sign of a more serious problem. Chronic diarrhea -- diarrhea that lasts at least four weeks -- can be a symptom of a chronic disease. Chronic diarrhea symptoms may be continual, or they may come and go.

Who gets diarrhea ?

People of all ages can get diarrhea. On average, adults In the United States have acute diarrhea once a year. Young children have it an average of twice a year.

People who visit developing countries are at risk for traveler's diarrhea. It is caused by consuming contaminated food or water.

What causes diarrhea ?

The most common causes of diarrhea include

  • Bacteria from contaminated food or water
  • Viruses such as the flu, norovirus, or rotavirus . Rotavirus is the most common cause of acute diarrhea in children.
  • Parasites, which are tiny organisms found in contaminated food or water
  • Medicines such as antibiotics, cancer drugs, and antacids that contain magnesium
  • Food intolerances and sensitivities, which are problems digesting certain ingredients or foods. An example is lactose intolerance.
  • Diseases that affect the stomach, small intestine, or colon, such as Crohn's disease
  • Problems with how the colon functions, such as irritable bowel syndrome

Some people also get diarrhea after stomach surgery, because sometimes the surgeries can cause food to move through your digestive system more quickly.

Sometimes no cause can be found. If your diarrhea goes away within a few days, finding the cause is usually not necessary.

What other symptoms might I have with diarrhea ?

Other possible symptoms of diarrhea include

  • Cramps or pain in the abdomen
  • An urgent need to use the bathroom
  • Loss of bowel control

If a virus or bacteria is the cause of your diarrhea, you may also have a fever, chills, and bloody stools.

Diarrhea can cause dehydration, which means that your body does not have enough fluid to work properly. Dehydration can be serious, especially for children, older adults, and people with weakened immune systems.

When should I see a doctor for diarrhea ?

Although it is usually not harmful, diarrhea can become dangerous or signal a more serious problem. Contact your health care provider if you have

  • Signs of dehydration
  • Diarrhea for more than 2 days, if you are an adult. For children, contact the provider if it lasts more than 24 hours.
  • Severe pain in your abdomen or rectum (for adults)
  • A fever of 102 degrees or higher
  • Stools containing blood or pus
  • Stools that are black and tarry

If children have diarrhea, parents or caregivers should not hesitate to call a health care provider. Diarrhea can be especially dangerous in newborns and infants.

How is the cause of diarrhea diagnosed?

To find the cause of diarrhea, your health care provider may

  • Do a physical exam
  • Ask about any medicines you are taking
  • Test your stool or blood to look for bacteria, parasites, or other signs of disease or infection
  • Ask you to stop eating certain foods to see whether your diarrhea goes away

If you have chronic diarrhea, your health care provider may perform other tests to look for signs of disease.

What are the treatments for diarrhea ?

Diarrhea is treated by replacing lost fluids and electrolytes to prevent dehydration. Depending on the cause of the problem, you may need medicines to stop the diarrhea or treat an infection.

Adults with diarrhea should drink water, fruit juices, sports drinks, sodas without caffeine, and salty broths. As your symptoms improve, you can eat soft, bland food.

Children with diarrhea should be given oral rehydration solutions to replace lost fluids and electrolytes.

Can diarrhea be prevented?

Two types of diarrhea can be prevented - rotavirus diarrhea and traveler's diarrhea. There are vaccines for rotavirus. They are given to babies in two or three doses.

You can help prevent traveler's diarrhea by being careful about what you eat and drink when you are in developing countries:

  • Use only bottled or purified water for drinking, making ice cubes, and brushing your teeth
  • If you do use tap water, boil it or use iodine tablets
  • Make sure that the cooked food you eat is fully cooked and served hot
  • Avoid unwashed or unpeeled raw fruits and vegetables

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases


Clindamycin Diarrhoea Reviews

Wed, 21 Mar 2012

I started taking it (150 mg - 2 tablets every six hours) a week ago for a root canal infection. It wasn't long before I felt tremendous Verdigo/dizzyness and fatigue, especially in the morning and, after walking up a moderately elevated ramp from the beach, had quite severe angina pressure and pain. I took my last two pills this morning before because I was told to finish it and I realized the exhaustion I've been feeling could be related and looked it up.

Thu, 09 Oct 2014

I quit clinamycin300 after six days because of diarrhea and uncontrollable bowel moments. my doctor now tells me to take Imodium which it says not to on info. sheet. Not sure what to do.

Thu, 16 Feb 2012

After first pill, I experienced pain in my left upper arm (where I have metal bar) and one sharp gout type pain in my left big toe. Both effects observed again after 4 hours after 2nd pill. Now it is a recurring shooting pain in my toe (which is not (yet) sensitive to the touch.

Mon, 04 Feb 2013

I have been taking Clindamycin for 10 days now. Yesterday I had mid heart burn but today the pain in my chest is so horrible I feel like my chest will explode. I was suppose to take another week of this med but I am calling my Dr first thing in the morning to ask for a different antibiotic!

Thu, 26 May 2011

After taking the Clindamycin Capsules, I have nausea then it feels as if my chest is about to burst open, like i am about to choke which lasts at least 3 hours. I never felt like this in my life. Help!

Fri, 05 Oct 2012

ived been taking this medicine for 6 days and all it did was cause diarrhea . three days later i began to feel lot of pain in my leg. i couldnt walk for to days or make certain moved bacause i felt knots in my leg. 2 days after that i bagan to have a terrible feeling in my hands. i began to felt in my fingers what i felt in my leg . it was so bad my tendons felt tighten up and i couldnt move my hand at all. worse feeling you could ever get!

Sat, 29 Dec 2012

I was giving Clindamycin 300mg,I thought I was going to die.It felt like labor cramps so bad below i thought my insides was going to fall out.Bad headache bad. Worse medicine ever, they need to take it off the shelf!!!!!!!!

Sat, 25 Feb 2012

alot of heart burn and nausea and chokey feeling cant eat

Mon, 30 Nov 2009

This is day 9 of a 10-day regimen of Clindamycin 300 mg. I woke up this morning with a rash all over my body that is probably linked to the medication. It was prescribed for a bacterial infection that developed in my right hand (from either a sticker from yard work or an insect bite). The redness and swelling went down completely two days after I was given an initial injection of the drug and took the pill three times per day.
Can I treat this rash with benedryl? The blisters are also in my mouth and my throat is mildly sore.

Wed, 22 Sep 2010

I have MRSA again and have been on Clyndamycin 2 150 mg tablets 4 times/day for a week. I am having very severe chest pain and everytime I eat anything it burns so bad that I can't keep eating. Also having bad abdominal pain. I have Behcet's syndrome and a fairly raw G.I tract is normal, this is beyond that though. Any ideas?

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