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Common Clindamycin Side Effects


The most commonly reported Clindamycin side effects (click to view or check a box to report):

Diarrhoea (241)
Rash (141)
Nausea (105)
Pruritus (101)
Vomiting (78)
Pyrexia (77)
Clostridium Difficile Colitis (68)
Dyspnoea (66)
Urticaria (61)
Erythema (59)
Abdominal Pain Upper (58)
Clostridial Infection (55)
Renal Failure Acute (50)
Dizziness (47)
Abdominal Pain (46)
Pain (45)
Dysphagia (43)
Dyspepsia (41)
Headache (39)
Hypersensitivity (38)

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If you or someone in your family has experienced a serious side effect to a health product, you are encouraged to report the experience to your health care professional (e.g. physician, pharmacist). You could also complete a copy of the side effect reporting form or report your side effect to FDA.

Clindamycin Side Effects Reported to FDA



Clindamycin Side Effect Report#9999496
Clostridium Difficile Colitis
This is a report of a 66-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Clindamycin (dosage: NA, start time:
Aug 02, 2013), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Clostridium Difficile Colitis after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Clindamycin treatment in female patients, resulting in Clostridium Difficile Colitis side effect. The patient was hospitalized.
Clindamycin Side Effect Report#9999417
Diarrhoea, Clostridium Difficile Colitis
This report suggests a potential Clindamycin Diarrhoea side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 84-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Clindamycin (dosage: NA) starting
Jun 04, 2013. After starting Clindamycin the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Diarrhoea, Clostridium Difficile ColitisAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA.The patient was hospitalized. Although Clindamycin demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Diarrhoea, may still occur.
Clindamycin Side Effect Report#9997777
Rash
This Rash problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 80-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On NS this consumer started treatment with Clindamycin Hcl (dosage: Unk). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Clindamycin Hcl, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: RashAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Rash, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Clindamycin Side Effect Report#9972237
Abdominal Pain, Diarrhoea, Tongue Coated, Tongue Discolouration
This Abdominal Pain side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 44-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: endodontic procedure.The patient was prescribed Clindamycin Pfizer (drug dosage: 2 Pills), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Clindamycin Pfizer the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Abdominal Pain, Diarrhoea, Tongue Coated, Tongue DiscolourationThese side effects may potentially be related to Clindamycin Pfizer.
Clindamycin Side Effect Report#9971370
Urticaria, Rash Pruritic, Discomfort
This is a report of a 30-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: infection, who was treated with Clindamycin (dosage: 1 Pill, Three Times Daily, Taken By Mouth, start time:
Feb 19, 2014), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Urticaria, Rash Pruritic, Discomfort after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Clindamycin treatment in female patients, resulting in Urticaria side effect.
Clindamycin Side Effect Report#9963985
Injection Site Necrosis, Injection Site Induration, Injection Site Erythema
This report suggests a potential Clindamycin,inj,600mg1ampoule Injection Site Necrosis side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 48-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from JP was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: infection and used Clindamycin,inj,600mg1ampoule (dosage: 900 Milligram Daily;) starting
Apr 16, 2013. After starting Clindamycin,inj,600mg1ampoule the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Injection Site Necrosis, Injection Site Induration, Injection Site ErythemaAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Pentcillin (1 Gram Daily;)
  • Xylocaine (3 Ml Daily;)
  • Phenobarbital (240 Milligram Daily; In The Morning And Evening)
  • Aleviatin (420 Milligram Daily; In The Morning And Evening)
  • Diazepam (1.5 Milligram Daily; In The Evening)
  • Benzalin (4 Milligram Daily; In The Evening)
  • Magmitt Tab.330mg (330 Milligram Daily; In The Evening)
  • Hyserenin Tablets (3600 Milligram Daily; In The Morning, In The Evening, And At Bedtime)
Although Clindamycin,inj,600mg1ampoule demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Injection Site Necrosis, may still occur.
Clindamycin Side Effect Report#9942425
Pancytopenia, Bone Marrow Failure
This Pancytopenia problem was reported by a health professional from MX. A 22-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: tonsillitis. On NS this consumer started treatment with Clindamycin Palmitate Hcl (dosage: 1800 Mg, Daily). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Clindamycin Palmitate Hcl, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Pancytopenia, Bone Marrow FailureThe patient was hospitalized.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Pancytopenia, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Clindamycin Side Effect Report#9938772
Pharyngeal Oedema, Dyspnoea
This Pharyngeal Oedema side effect was reported by a physician from US. A 62-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA.The patient was prescribed Clindamycin Hcl (drug dosage: Unk), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Clindamycin Hcl the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Pharyngeal Oedema, DyspnoeaThese side effects may potentially be related to Clindamycin Hcl.
Clindamycin Side Effect Report#9931766
Hot Flush, Neck Pain, Abdominal Pain Upper, Rectal Haemorrhage, Colitis, Clostridium Test Positive, Bone Pain, Myalgia, Pain
This is a report of a 43-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: infection,arthropod bite, who was treated with Clindamycin (dosage: NA, start time:
Sep 07, 2013), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Hot Flush, Neck Pain, Abdominal Pain Upper, Rectal Haemorrhage, Colitis, Clostridium Test Positive, Bone Pain, Myalgia, Pain after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Clindamycin treatment in female patients, resulting in Hot Flush side effect.
Clindamycin Side Effect Report#9926138
Transaminases Increased, Leukopenia, Blood Potassium Increased
This report suggests a potential Clindamycin Transaminases Increased side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 37-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from DE was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: tenosynovitis,pain,multiple sclerosis and used Clindamycin (dosage: NA) starting
Jan 14, 2014. After starting Clindamycin the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Transaminases Increased, Leukopenia, Blood Potassium IncreasedAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Paracetamol (1-2 G)
  • Gilenya
Although Clindamycin demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Transaminases Increased, may still occur.
Clindamycin Side Effect Report#9914986
Dysphagia
This Dysphagia problem was reported by a pharmacist from GB. A 43-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On NS this consumer started treatment with Clindamycin Sandoz (dosage: 300 Mg, Qd). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Clindamycin Sandoz, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: DysphagiaAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Dysphagia, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Clindamycin Side Effect Report#9913109
Abdominal Pain, Muscle Spasms, Burning Sensation
This Abdominal Pain side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 61-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: dental care,prophylaxis.The patient was prescribed Clindamycin (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on
Nov 07, 2013. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Clindamycin the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Abdominal Pain, Muscle Spasms, Burning SensationThese side effects may potentially be related to Clindamycin.
Clindamycin Side Effect Report#9909067
Diarrhoea, Hyperhidrosis, Oedema Mouth
This is a report of a 45-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Clindamycin (dosage: NA, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Advair
  • Quetiapine
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Diarrhoea, Hyperhidrosis, Oedema Mouth after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Clindamycin treatment in male patients, resulting in Diarrhoea side effect.
Clindamycin Side Effect Report#9908664
Angioedema
This report suggests a potential Clindamycin Angioedema side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 91-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: dental operation and used Clindamycin (dosage: Recent) starting NS. After starting Clindamycin the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: AngioedemaAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Xalatan
  • Preservision
  • Pepcid
  • Allegra
  • Metformin
  • Fish Oil
The patient was hospitalized. Although Clindamycin demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Angioedema, may still occur.
Clindamycin Side Effect Report#9891132
Bone Marrow Failure, Pancytopenia
This Bone Marrow Failure problem was reported by a physician from MX. A 22-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: tonsillitis,cough,pyrexia. On NS this consumer started treatment with Clindamycin Palmitate Hydrochloride Rx 15 Mg/ml 3g2 (dosage: 1800 Mg, Qd). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Clindamycin Palmitate Hydrochloride Rx 15 Mg/ml 3g2, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Bone Marrow Failure, PancytopeniaThe patient was hospitalized.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Bone Marrow Failure, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Clindamycin Side Effect Report#9891049
Diarrhoea, Abdominal Discomfort
This Diarrhoea side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 75-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: tooth abscess.The patient was prescribed Clindamycin (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on
Jan 07, 2014. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Ventolin H.f.a
  • Glimeperide
  • Claritin D
  • Potassium
  • Alpha Lipoic
  • Magenesium
  • 1 A Day All Purpose Vitamin
  • Calcium
.After starting to take Clindamycin the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Diarrhoea, Abdominal DiscomfortThese side effects may potentially be related to Clindamycin.
Clindamycin Side Effect Report#9889640
Acute Hepatic Failure
This is a report of a 28-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from DE, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: dental care, who was treated with Clindamycin (dosage: NA, start time:
Jan 09, 2014), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Acute Hepatic Failure after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Clindamycin treatment in female patients, resulting in Acute Hepatic Failure side effect. The patient was hospitalized.
Clindamycin Side Effect Report#9879801
Throat Tightness, Dyspnoea
This report suggests a potential Clindamycin Throat Tightness side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 44-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from DE was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: pulpitis dental and used Clindamycin (dosage: 1-1-1) starting NS. After starting Clindamycin the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Throat Tightness, DyspnoeaAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Clindamycin demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Throat Tightness, may still occur.
Clindamycin Side Effect Report#9872308
Pyrexia, Pruritus, Urticaria
This Pyrexia problem was reported by a physician from JP. A 72-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On NS this consumer started treatment with Clindamycin Phosphate (dosage: 600 Mg, 3x/day). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Urief (4 Mg, 2x/day)
  • Renivace (2.5 Mg, 1x/day)
  • Crestor (2.5 Mg, 1x/day)
  • Vesicare (5 Mg, 1x/day)
When using Clindamycin Phosphate, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Pyrexia, Pruritus, UrticariaThe patient was hospitalized.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Pyrexia, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Clindamycin Side Effect Report#9867529
Acute Hepatic Failure, Encephalopathy, Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
This Acute Hepatic Failure side effect was reported by a physician from US. A 73-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: pneumonia.The patient was prescribed Clindamycin Phosphate (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Clindamycin Phosphate the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Acute Hepatic Failure, Encephalopathy, Acute Respiratory Distress SyndromeThese side effects may potentially be related to Clindamycin Phosphate. The patient was hospitalized.
Clindamycin Side Effect Report#9866982
Ocular Icterus, Chills, Flatulence, Abdominal Distension, Diarrhoea
This is a report of a 33-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: intentional self-injury, who was treated with Clindamycin (dosage: NA, start time:
Jan 29, 2014), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Ocular Icterus, Chills, Flatulence, Abdominal Distension, Diarrhoea after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Clindamycin treatment in female patients, resulting in Ocular Icterus side effect.
Clindamycin Side Effect Report#9863726
Acute Hepatic Failure, Somnolence, Vomiting, Nausea, Jaundice
This report suggests a potential Clindamycin Hcl Acute Hepatic Failure side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 28-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from DE was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: dental care and used Clindamycin Hcl (dosage: Unk) starting
Jan 09, 2014. After starting Clindamycin Hcl the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Acute Hepatic Failure, Somnolence, Vomiting, Nausea, JaundiceAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA.The patient was hospitalized. Although Clindamycin Hcl demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Acute Hepatic Failure, may still occur.
Clindamycin Side Effect Report#9859732
Acute Hepatic Failure, Somnolence, Vomiting, Nausea, Jaundice
This Acute Hepatic Failure problem was reported by a physician from DE. A 28-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: dental care. On
Jan 09, 2014 this consumer started treatment with Clindamycin (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Clindamycin, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Acute Hepatic Failure, Somnolence, Vomiting, Nausea, JaundiceThe patient was hospitalized.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Acute Hepatic Failure, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Clindamycin Side Effect Report#9859403
Urticaria, Swollen Tongue, Hypersensitivity Vasculitis, Hypersensitivity
This Urticaria side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from CH. A 39-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: acute sinusitis.The patient was prescribed Clindamycin (drug dosage: 10 Days Po), which was initiated on
Aug 28, 2013. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Euthyrox
  • Pharmalgen Nos
.After starting to take Clindamycin the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Urticaria, Swollen Tongue, Hypersensitivity Vasculitis, HypersensitivityThese side effects may potentially be related to Clindamycin.
Clindamycin Side Effect Report#9852442
Acute Hepatic Failure, Abdominal Discomfort, Confusional State, Decreased Appetite, Nausea, Fatigue, Encephalopathy, Liver Injury, Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
This is a report of a 73-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: pneumonia aspiration, who was treated with Clindamycin (clindamycin) (dosage: NA, start time: NS), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Acute Hepatic Failure, Abdominal Discomfort, Confusional State, Decreased Appetite, Nausea, Fatigue, Encephalopathy, Liver Injury, Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Clindamycin (clindamycin) treatment in male patients, resulting in Acute Hepatic Failure side effect. The patient was hospitalized.


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The appearance of Clindamycin on this list does not mean that FDA has concluded that the drug has the listed risk. It means that FDA has identified a potential safety issue, but it does not mean that FDA has found a causal relationship between the drug and the listed risk.

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What are common Clindamycin Side Effects for Women?

Women Side EffectsReports
Diarrhoea 143
Rash 80
Nausea 64
Pruritus 62
Vomiting 50
Clostridium Difficile Colitis 43
Dyspnoea 43
Pyrexia 43
Abdominal Pain 40
Urticaria 40

What are common Clindamycin Side Effects for Men?

Men Side EffectsReports
Diarrhoea 90
Rash 56
Nausea 40
Pruritus 36
Pyrexia 34
Renal Failure Acute 28
Vomiting 28
Clostridium Difficile Colitis 24
Dyspnoea 21
Abdominal Pain Upper 20

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    Clindamycin Safety Alerts, Active Ingredients, Usage Information

    NDC0093-3171
    TypeHUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUG
    Proprietary NameClindamycin Hydrochloride
    NameClindamycin Hydrochloride
    Dosage FormCAPSULE
    RouteORAL
    On market since19900930
    LabelerTeva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
    Active Ingredient(s)CLINDAMYCIN HYDROCHLORIDE
    Strength(s)150
    Unit(s)mg/1
    Pharma ClassDecreased Sebaceous Gland Activity [PE],Lincosamide Antibacterial [EPC],Lincosamides [Chemical/Ingre

    Clindamycin Dosage, Warnings, Usage.

    Side Effects reported to FDA: 1792

    Clindamycin safety alerts: No

    Reported deaths: 48

    Reported hospitalizations: 307

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