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If you experienced any harmful or unwanted effects of Clindamycin, please share your experience. This could help to raise awareness about Clindamycin side effects, identify uknown risks and inform health professionals and patients taking Clindamycin.

Examples: headache, dizziness


The most commonly reported Clindamycin side effects are:
Heartburn/acid Reflux (109 reports)
Headache (71 reports)
Chest Pain (53 reports)
Diarrhea (52 reports)
Dizziness (49 reports)
Now I Have Burning In Back Of Throat (32 reports)
Choking Feelings Day 6 Of Therapy (25 reports)
Fatigue (23 reports)
Acid Reflux (22 reports)

If you have experienced a side effect listed above, you can check a box to report it.


To view a complete list of submitted side effects, please follow the link Clindamycin side effects . You can also compare Clindamycin side effects or view FDA reports.

Clindamycin Side Effects reported to FDA

The following Clindamycin reports list potential signals of serious risks and new safety information that were identified using the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS).
The FAERS is a database that contains information on adverse event and medication errors reports submitted to FDA by healthcare professionals (such as physicians, pharmacists, nurses and others), consumers (such as patients, family members, layers and others) and manufacturers.


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 identified a causal relationship between the drug and the listed risk.

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Diarrhoea, Dysbacteriosis
on Jan 27, 2014 Patient from US , 47 years of age, weighting 140.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Clindamycin. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Clindamycin side effects: diarrhoea, dysbacteriosis. Clindamycin dosage: 300mg Every 6 Hours Four Times Daily Taken By Mouth.

Arthritis, Pruritus
Patient was taking Clindamycin. Patient felt the following Clindamycin side effects: arthritis, pruritus on Jan 23, 2014 from US Additional patient health information: Female , 63 years of age, weighting 175.0 lb, was diagnosed with and. Clindamycin dosage: 31 Pills Four Times Daily Taken By Mouth.

Urticaria, Swollen Tongue
Adverse event was reported on Jan 22, 2014 by a Female taking Clindamycin (Dosage: Unk) was diagnosed with and. Location: CH , 39 years of age, weighting 134.5 lb, After Clindamycin was administered, patient encountered several Clindamycin side effects: urticaria, swollen tongue.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:

Pancytopenia
on Jan 21, 2014 Female from DE , 46 years of age, weighting 172.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Clindamycin. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Clindamycin side effects: pancytopenia. Clindamycin dosage: Daily Dose: 900 Mg Millgram(s) Every Days.
Associated medications used:
  • Tazobac (Daily Dose: 13.5 G Gram(s) Every Days)
  • Gentamycine (Daily Dose: 240 Mg Millgram(s) Every Days)
Patient was hospitalized.


Pancytopenia
on Jan 21, 2014 Female from DE , 46 years of age, weighting 172.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Clindamycin. Patient felt the following Clindamycin side effects: pancytopenia. Clindamycin dosage: 300 Mg, Tid.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Tazobac (4.5 G, Tid)
  • Gentamycin (80 Mg, Tid)
Patient was hospitalized.

Diarrhoea
Patient was taking Clindamycin. After Clindamycin was administered, patient encountered several Clindamycin side effects: diarrhoea on Jan 14, 2014 from US Additional patient health information: Male , 60 years of age, weighting 155.4 lb, was diagnosed with and. Clindamycin dosage: N/A.

Pancytopenia
Adverse event was reported on Jan 15, 2014 by a Female taking Clindamycin Hcl (Dosage: 900 Mg, 1x/day) was diagnosed with and. Location: DE , 46 years of age, weighting 172.0 lb, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Clindamycin side effects: pancytopenia.
Associated medications used:
  • Tazobac (4.5 G, 3x/day)
  • Gentamycin (80 Mg, 3x/day)
Patient was hospitalized.

Swollen Tongue, Pharyngeal Oedema
on Jan 13, 2014 Female from US , 64 years of age, weighting 236.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Clindamycin. Patient felt the following Clindamycin side effects: swollen tongue, pharyngeal oedema. Clindamycin dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:

Pancytopenia
on Jan 13, 2014 Female from DE , 46 years of age, weighting 172.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Clindamycin. After Clindamycin was administered, patient encountered several Clindamycin side effects: pancytopenia. Clindamycin dosage: 900 Milligram Daily;.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Tazobac (13.5 Gram Daily;)
  • Gentamycin (240 Milligram Daily;)
Patient was hospitalized.

Post Procedural Infection, Hypotension
Patient was taking Clindamycin Phosphate. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Clindamycin side effects: post procedural infection, hypotension on Jan 13, 2014 from CZ Additional patient health information: Female , 42 years of age, weighting 167.6 lb, . Clindamycin Phosphate dosage: 600 Mg, 4x/day.
Associated medications used: Patient was hospitalized.

Rash, Nausea, Pruritus, Dysgeusia, Chills, Swollen Tongue, Diarrhoea
Adverse event was reported on Jan 09, 2014 by a Female taking Clindamycin (Dosage: One Capsule) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 68 years of age, weighting 175.0 lb, Patient felt the following Clindamycin side effects: rash, nausea, pruritus, dysgeusia, chills, swollen tongue, diarrhoea.
Multiple prescriptions taken:

Swelling Face, Eye Swelling, Rash Pruritic, Rash Morbilliform, Dyspnoea, Heart Rate Increased, Urticaria
on Jan 08, 2014 Male from US , 61 years of age, weighting 149.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Clindamycin. After Clindamycin was administered, patient encountered several Clindamycin side effects: swelling face, eye swelling, rash pruritic, rash morbilliform, dyspnoea, heart rate increased, urticaria. Clindamycin dosage: N/A. Patient was hospitalized.

Acute Hepatic Failure, Decreased Appetite, Nausea, Fatigue, Blood Pressure Decreased, Heart Rate Increased, Encephalopathy, Rales, Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
on Jan 07, 2014 Male from US , 73 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Clindamycin. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Clindamycin side effects: acute hepatic failure, decreased appetite, nausea, fatigue, blood pressure decreased, heart rate increased, encephalopathy, rales, acute respiratory distress syndrome. Clindamycin dosage: N/A.

Pruritus, Urticaria
Patient was taking Clindamycin. Patient felt the following Clindamycin side effects: pruritus, urticaria on Jan 07, 2014 from US Additional patient health information: Male , 57 years of age, weighting 220.5 lb, was diagnosed with and. Clindamycin dosage: N/A. Patient was hospitalized.

Encephalopathy, Haemoglobin Decreased, White Blood Cell Count Increased, Neutrophil Percentage Increased, Blood Urea Increased, Blood Sodium Decreased, Blood Bicarbonate Decreased, International Normalised Ratio Increased, Prothrombin Time Prolonged
Adverse event was reported on Jan 06, 2014 by a Male taking Clindamycin (Dosage: N/A) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 73 years of age, After Clindamycin was administered, patient encountered several Clindamycin side effects: encephalopathy, haemoglobin decreased, white blood cell count increased, neutrophil percentage increased, blood urea increased, blood sodium decreased, blood bicarbonate decreased, international normalised ratio increased, prothrombin time prolonged.

Acute Hepatic Failure, Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Encephalopathy, Haemoglobin Decreased, White Blood Cell Count Increased, Neutrophil Percentage Increased, Blood Urea Increased, Blood Sodium Decreased, Blood Bicarbonate Decreased
on Jan 03, 2014 Patient from US , 73 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Clindamycin. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Clindamycin side effects: acute hepatic failure, acute respiratory distress syndrome, encephalopathy, haemoglobin decreased, white blood cell count increased, neutrophil percentage increased, blood urea increased, blood sodium decreased, blood bicarbonate decreased. Clindamycin dosage: (not Otherwise Specified).
Associated medications used: Patient was hospitalized.

Dysgeusia, Neck Pain, Headache
on Jan 06, 2014 Female from US , 67 years of age, weighting 210.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Clindamycin Hcl. Patient felt the following Clindamycin side effects: dysgeusia, neck pain, headache. Clindamycin Hcl dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Lasix
  • Enaparil
  • Xalatan
  • Calcium + Minerals
  • Centrum Vitamins
  • Low Dose Aspirin


Diarrhoea, Haematochezia
Patient was taking Clindamycin Hcl. After Clindamycin was administered, patient encountered several Clindamycin side effects: diarrhoea, haematochezia on Jan 06, 2014 from US Additional patient health information: Male , 59 years of age, weighting 180.0 lb, was diagnosed with and. Clindamycin Hcl dosage: 30 Pills.

Acute Hepatic Failure, Encephalopathy
Adverse event was reported on Dec 31, 2013 by a Male taking Clindamycin (Dosage: N/A) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 73 years of age, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Clindamycin side effects: acute hepatic failure, encephalopathy. Patient was hospitalized.

Acute Hepatic Failure, Yellow Skin, Abdominal Discomfort, Nausea, Decreased Appetite, Fatigue, Jaundice, Abdominal Tenderness, Hepatic Encephalopathy
on Dec 30, 2013 Male from US , 73 years of age, was treated with Clindamycin. Patient felt the following Clindamycin side effects: acute hepatic failure, yellow skin, abdominal discomfort, nausea, decreased appetite, fatigue, jaundice, abdominal tenderness, hepatic encephalopathy. Clindamycin dosage: N/A. Patient was hospitalized.

Acute Hepatic Failure, Encephalopathy
on Dec 30, 2013 Male from US , 73 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Clindamycin. After Clindamycin was administered, patient encountered several Clindamycin side effects: acute hepatic failure, encephalopathy. Clindamycin dosage: N/A. Patient was hospitalized.

Flatulence, Malaise, Abdominal Pain Upper, Haematochezia
Patient was taking Clindamycin. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Clindamycin side effects: flatulence, malaise, abdominal pain upper, haematochezia on Dec 24, 2013 from US Additional patient health information: Male , 61 years of age, weighting 318.0 lb, was diagnosed with and. Clindamycin dosage: 1 Capsule Three Times Daily Taken By Mouth.

Myalgia, Arthralgia, Angioedema, Rash Erythematous, Rash Pruritic, Hypersensitivity Vasculitis, Pain
Adverse event was reported on Dec 23, 2013 by a Male taking Clindamycin (Dosage: N/A) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 62 years of age, weighting 149.3 lb, Patient felt the following Clindamycin side effects: myalgia, arthralgia, angioedema, rash erythematous, rash pruritic, hypersensitivity vasculitis, pain.
Multiple prescriptions taken: Patient was hospitalized.

Vomiting, Retching, Rash Erythematous
on Dec 23, 2013 Male from US , 66 years of age, weighting 242.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Clindamycin. After Clindamycin was administered, patient encountered several Clindamycin side effects: vomiting, retching, rash erythematous. Clindamycin dosage: 30 Capsules Three Times Daily Taken By Mouth.

Pyrexia
on Dec 20, 2013 Female from NL , 58 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Clindamycin Hcl. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Clindamycin side effects: pyrexia. Clindamycin Hcl dosage: 150 Mg, Unk.
Associated medications used:
  • Enalapril (10 Mg, 1x/day)
  • Thyrax (0.15 Mg, 1x/day)
  • Omeprazole (20 Mg, 1x/day)
  • Sertraline (50 Mg, 1x/day)
  • Temazepam (10 Mg, As Needed)
Patient was hospitalized.

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