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Clindamycin Pseudomembranous Colitis Side Effects

Clindamycin Pseudomembranous Colitis Side Effect Reports


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

This information will help you understand how side effects, such as Pseudomembranous Colitis, 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.



Metabolic Acidosis, Renal Failure, Megacolon, Pseudomembranous Colitis, Blood Potassium Increased

This Pseudomembranous Colitis side effect was reported by a physician from US. A 49-year-old patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: surgery,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:
  • Metabolic Acidosis
  • Renal Failure
  • Megacolon
  • Pseudomembranous Colitis
  • Blood Potassium Increased
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Clindamycin.
Metabolic Acidosis, Renal Failure, Megacolon, Hypoxia, Pseudomembranous Colitis

This Pseudomembranous Colitis Clindamycin side effect was reported by a physician from US on Dec 16, 2013. A male , 49 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Clindamycin. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Metabolic Acidosis
  • Renal Failure
  • Megacolon
  • Hypoxia
  • Pseudomembranous Colitis
. Clindamycin dosage: 600 Mg;q6h; Iv. Additional drugs used at the same time: NA. The patient was hospitalized.
Megacolon, Metabolic Acidosis, Renal Failure Acute, Hypoxia, Pseudomembranous Colitis

This is a Clindamycin side effect report of a 49-year-old patient (weight:NA) from US, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: antibiotic prophylaxis, who was treated with Clindamycin (dosage:NA, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Gentamicin
, and developed a serious reaction and a Pseudomembranous Colitis side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Megacolon
  • Metabolic Acidosis
  • Renal Failure Acute
  • Hypoxia
  • Pseudomembranous Colitis
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 antibiotic prophylaxis, resulting in Pseudomembranous Colitis.

Megacolon, Pseudomembranous Colitis, Hypoxia

A 49-year-old patient (weight: NA) from US with the following symptoms: open fracture,prophylaxis started Clindamycin treatment (dosage: NA) on NS. Soon after starting Clindamycin treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Megacolon
  • Pseudomembranous Colitis
  • Hypoxia
. Concurrently used drugs: NA.The patient was hospitalized. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Clindamycin side effects, such as Pseudomembranous Colitis.
Megacolon, Metabolic Acidosis, Renal Failure, Pseudomembranous Colitis

A patient from US was prescribed and started Clindamycin on Dec 06, 2013. Patient felt the following Clindamycin side effects: megacolon, metabolic acidosis, renal failure, pseudomembranous colitis Additional patient health information: male , 49 years of age, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Clindamycin dosage: NA. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Gentamicin
Pseudomembranous Colitis, Liver Disorder, Rhabdomyolysis, Blood Count Abnormal, Hypersensitivity, Pruritus, Rash

This report suggests a potential Clindamycin-ratiopharm 600 Mg Filmtabletten Pseudomembranous Colitis side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 51-year-old patient from DE (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): dental discomfort and used Clindamycin-ratiopharm 600 Mg Filmtabletten (dosage: 1800 Milligram Daily;) starting Jun 30, 2013. Soon after starting Clindamycin-ratiopharm 600 Mg Filmtabletten the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Pseudomembranous Colitis
  • Liver Disorder
  • Rhabdomyolysis
  • Blood Count Abnormal
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Pruritus
  • Rash
Drugs used concurrently:NA. Although Clindamycin-ratiopharm 600 Mg Filmtabletten demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Pseudomembranous Colitis, may still occur.
Pseudomembranous Colitis, Rhabdomyolysis, Leukopenia, Neutropenia, Pruritus

An adverse event was reported by a physician on Nov 01, 2013 by a male taking Clindamycin-ratiopharm 600 Mg Filmtabletten (dosage: 1800 Milligram Daily;) was diagnosed with and. Location: DE , 51 years of age, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Clindamycin side effects: pseudomembranous colitis, rhabdomyolysis, leukopenia, neutropenia, pruritus. Additional medications/treatments:
Pseudomembranous Colitis, Clostridium Difficile Infection, Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Pulmonary Oedema, Intestinal Perforation, Klebsiella Sepsis, Megacolon, Hypotension, Tachycardia

This Pseudomembranous Colitis problem was reported by a physician from CA. A 22-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): NA.On NS a consumer started treatment with Clindamycin Palmitate Hydrochloride (dosage: Unk). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time: NA. When commencing Clindamycin Palmitate Hydrochloride, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Pseudomembranous Colitis
  • Clostridium Difficile Infection
  • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
  • Pulmonary Oedema
  • Intestinal Perforation
  • Klebsiella Sepsis
  • Megacolon
  • Hypotension
  • Tachycardia
The patient was hospitalized. Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Pseudomembranous Colitis, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Clostridium Difficile Infection, Megacolon, Intestinal Perforation, Klebsiella Sepsis, Pseudomembranous Colitis, Leukopenia, Thrombocytopenia, Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Klebsiella Infection

This is a Clindamycin side effect report of a 22-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from JM. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: tooth abscess and was treated with Clindamycin (dosage: NA) starting NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA. Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Clostridium Difficile Infection
  • Megacolon
  • Intestinal Perforation
  • Klebsiella Sepsis
  • Pseudomembranous Colitis
  • Leukopenia
  • Thrombocytopenia
  • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
  • Klebsiella Infection
The patient was hospitalized. This opens a possibility that Clindamycin could cause Pseudomembranous Colitis and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Pseudomembranous Colitis, Clostridium Difficile Infection, Pyrexia, Cardio-respiratory Distress, Hypotension, Tachycardia, Megacolon, Intestinal Perforation

This Pseudomembranous Colitis side effect was reported by a health professional from JM on Aug 05, 2013. A female patient from JM , 22 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Clindamycin. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Clindamycin side effects: pseudomembranous colitis, clostridium difficile infection, pyrexia, cardio-respiratory distress, hypotension, tachycardia, megacolon, intestinal perforation. Clindamycin dosage: NA. The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Clindamycin.
Nausea, Muscle Spasms, Asthenia, Pallor, Bruxism, Compulsive Lip Biting, Convulsion, Pseudomembranous Colitis, Impaired Work Ability

This Pseudomembranous Colitis side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 60-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: tooth extraction. The patient was prescribed Clindamycin (dosage: 5 Days), which was started on Apr 25, 2013. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Clindamycin the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Nausea
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Asthenia
  • Pallor
  • Bruxism
  • Compulsive Lip Biting
  • Convulsion
  • Pseudomembranous Colitis
  • Impaired Work Ability
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Clindamycin.
Pseudomembranous Colitis, Renal Failure, Respiratory Failure, Soft Tissue Necrosis

This Pseudomembranous Colitis Clindamycin side effect was reported by a health professional from DE on Sep 10, 2012. A male , 58 years of age, weighting 187.4 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Clindamycin. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Pseudomembranous Colitis
  • Renal Failure
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Soft Tissue Necrosis
. Clindamycin dosage: NA. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Ampicillin + Sulbactam (Daily Dose: 9 G Gram(s) Every Days)
  • Metronidazole (Daily Dose: 1500 Mg Millgram(s) Every Days)
Pseudomembranous Colitis, Renal Failure Acute

This is a Clindamycin side effect report of a 81-year-old patient (weight:NA) from GERMANY, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: psoas abscess,ascites, who was treated with Clindamycin (dosage:1 Df, Qd, start time: Mar 16, 2009), combined with:
  • Aldactone (100 Mg, Qd)
  • Duragesic-100 (12.5)
, and developed a serious reaction and a Pseudomembranous Colitis side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Pseudomembranous Colitis
  • Renal Failure Acute
which developed after the beginning of treatment. The patient was hospitalized. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Clindamycin treatment in patients suffering from psoas abscess,ascites, resulting in Pseudomembranous Colitis.
Rectal Prolapse, Gastrointestinal Surgery, Pseudomembranous Colitis, Renal Failure

A 17-year-old patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES with the following symptoms: NA started Clindamycin Hcl treatment (dosage: Unk) on Jan 01, 2008. Soon after starting Clindamycin Hcl treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Pseudomembranous Colitis
  • Renal Failure
. 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 Pseudomembranous Colitis.
Rectal Prolapse, Gastrointestinal Surgery, Pseudomembranous Colitis, Renal Failure

A patient from UNITED STATES was prescribed and started Clindamycin Hcl on Feb 01, 2012. After Clindamycin was administered, patient encountered several Clindamycin side effects: rectal prolapse, gastrointestinal surgery, pseudomembranous colitis, renal failure Additional patient health information: male , 17 years of age, The consumer reported the following symptoms: . Clindamycin Hcl dosage: Unk. Concurrently used drugs: NA. The patient was hospitalized.
Trigger Finger, Pseudomembranous Colitis

This report suggests a potential Clindamycin Hcl Pseudomembranous Colitis side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 54-year-old female patient from GERMANY (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): inflammation and used Clindamycin Hcl (dosage: Unk) starting Jan 01, 2007. Soon after starting Clindamycin Hcl the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Trigger Finger
  • Pseudomembranous Colitis
Drugs used concurrently:NA. Although Clindamycin Hcl demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Pseudomembranous Colitis, may still occur.
Trigger Finger, Pseudomembranous Colitis

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on Aug 03, 2011 by a Female taking Clindamycin Hcl (dosage: Unk) was diagnosed with and. Location: GERMANY , weighting 112.4 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Patient felt the following Clindamycin side effects: trigger finger, pseudomembranous colitis. Additional medications/treatments:
Antiphospholipid Syndrome, Pseudomembranous Colitis, Thrombophlebitis Superficial

This Pseudomembranous Colitis problem was reported by a health professional from GERMANY. A 51-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): NA.On Oct 10, 2006 a consumer started treatment with Clindamycin Hcl (dosage: 300 Mg, 4x/day). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
  • Wobenzym (Unk)
  • Euphorbium Comp (Unk)
When commencing Clindamycin Hcl, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome
  • Pseudomembranous Colitis
  • Thrombophlebitis Superficial
The patient was hospitalized. Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Pseudomembranous Colitis, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Adenovirus Test Positive, Pseudomembranous Colitis, Rotavirus Test Positive

This is a Clindamycin side effect report of a 66-year-old patient (weight: NA) from GERMANY. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: wound infection,bone pain and was treated with Clindamycin (dosage: 600 Mg, 3 In 1 D, Oral) starting Sep 10, 2008. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Ibuprofen (800 Mg, 1 In 1 D, Oral)
  • Nexium (esoeprazole Magnesium)
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Adenovirus Test Positive
  • Pseudomembranous Colitis
  • Rotavirus Test Positive
The patient was hospitalized. This opens a possibility that Clindamycin could cause Pseudomembranous Colitis and that some patients may be more susceptible.
Pseudomembranous Colitis

This Pseudomembranous Colitis side effect was reported by a health professional from GERMANY on Oct 01, 2010. A patient from GERMANY , 66 years of age, weighting 119.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Clindamycin. Patient felt the following Clindamycin side effects: pseudomembranous colitis. Clindamycin dosage: NA.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Ibuprofen
  • Nexium
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Clindamycin.

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Clindamycin Pseudomembranous Colitis Causes and Reviews


Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) is a bacterium that causes diarrhea and more serious intestinal conditions such as colitis. Symptoms include

  • Watery diarrhea (at least three bowel movements per day for two or more days)
  • Fever
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal pain or tenderness

C. difficile is more common in people who need to take antibiotics for a long period of time.The elderly also have a higher risk of getting it. The infection can spread in hospitals and nursing homes.

Tests of your stool can diagnose C. difficile. Sometimes you might also need imaging tests, to check for complications. Certain antibiotics can treat it. Rarely, there are severe cases that need surgery.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Clindamycin Pseudomembranous Colitis 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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