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Clindamycin Side Effects

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.

Side effects reports are analyzed to discover potential health product safety signals. Some important reactions may take an extremely long time to develop or occur infrequently. Continued monitoring of adverse reactions is thus essential to maintain a comprehensive safety and effectiveness profile of health products.

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).
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 found a causal relationship between the drug and the listed risk.
Clostridium Difficile Colitis
This is a report of a 66-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following 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). The consumer presented with:
  • Clostridium Difficile Colitis
which developed 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.

Diarrhoea, Clostridium Difficile Colitis
This report suggests a potential Clindamycin Diarrhoea, Clostridium Difficile Colitis 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. Soon after starting Clindamycin the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Diarrhoea
  • Clostridium Difficile Colitis
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.

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 commencing Clindamycin Hcl, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects:
  • Rash
Although 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.

Abdominal Pain, Diarrhoea, Tongue Coated, Tongue Discolouration
This is a report of a 44-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: endodontic procedure and was treated with Clindamycin Pfizer (dosage: 2 Pills) starting NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA.Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following side effects:
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Diarrhoea
  • Tongue Coated
  • Tongue Discolouration
This opens a possibility that Clindamycin Pfizer treatment could cause the above reactions, including abdominal pain, and some female subjects may be more susceptible.


Urticaria, Rash Pruritic, Discomfort
A 30-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US with the following symptoms/conditions: infection started Clindamycin treatment (dosage: 1 Pill, Three Times Daily, Taken By Mouth) on Feb 19, 2014. Soon after starting Clindamycin treatment, the subject experienced various side effects, including:
  • Urticaria
  • Rash Pruritic
  • Discomfort
Concurrently used drugs: NA. This finding indicates that some female patients could be more vulnerable to Clindamycin.

Injection Site Necrosis, Injection Site Induration, Injection Site Erythema
A 48-year-old female patient from JP (weight: NA) experienced symptoms, such as: infection and was treated with Clindamycin,inj,600mg1ampoule(dosage: 900 Milligram Daily;). The treatment was initiated on Apr 16, 2013. After that a consumer reported the following side effect(s):
  • Injection Site Necrosis
  • Injection Site Induration
  • Injection Site Erythema
Concurrently used drugs, which potentially could have contributed to side effect(s) or affected Clindamycin,inj,600mg1ampoule efficacy:
  • 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)


Pancytopenia, Bone Marrow Failure
In this report, Clindamycin Palmitate Hcl was administered for the following condition: tonsillitis.A 22-year-old male consumer from MX (weight: NA) started Clindamycin Palmitate Hcl treatment (dosage: 1800 Mg, Daily) on NS.Sometime after starting the treatment, the patient complained of the following side effect(s):
  • Pancytopenia
  • Bone Marrow Failure
A possible interaction with other drugs could have contributed to this reaction: NA.The patient was hospitalized.Establishing a causal relationship between a specific drug and consumer's side effects is complex, but it is possible that in this report Clindamycin Palmitate Hcl treatment could be related to the listed above side effect(s).

Pharyngeal Oedema, Dyspnoea
This is a report of the following Clindamycin Hcl side effect(s):
  • Pharyngeal Oedema
  • Dyspnoea
A 62-year-old female patient from US (weight: NA) presented with the following condition: NA and received a treatment with Clindamycin Hcl (dosage: Unk) starting: NS.The following concurrently used drugs could have generated interactions: NA.This report suggests that a Clindamycin Hcl treatment could be associated with the listed above side effect(s).

Hot Flush, Neck Pain, Abdominal Pain Upper, Rectal Haemorrhage, Colitis, Clostridium Test Positive, Bone Pain, Myalgia
This Clindamycin report was submitted by a 43-year-old female consumer from US (weight: NA). The patient was diagnosed with: infection,arthropod bite and Clindamycin was administered (dosage: NA) starting: Sep 07, 2013. The consumer developed a set of symptoms:
  • Hot Flush
  • Neck Pain
  • Abdominal Pain Upper
  • Rectal Haemorrhage
  • Colitis
  • Clostridium Test Positive
  • Bone Pain
  • Myalgia
Other drugs used simultaneously: NA.Those unexpected symptoms could be linked to a Clindamycin treatment, however establishing a potential drug-safety problem requires a more detailed clinical analysis.

Transaminases Increased, Leukopenia, Blood Potassium Increased
This is a report of a possible correlation between Clindamycin use and the following symptoms/side effect(s):
  • Transaminases Increased
  • Leukopenia
  • Blood Potassium Increased
which could contribute to an assessment of Clindamycin risk profile.A 37-year-old female consumer from DE (weight: NA) was suffering from tenosynovitis,pain,multiple sclerosis and was treated with Clindamycin (dosage: NA) starting Jan 14, 2014.Other concurrent medications:
  • Paracetamol (1-2 G)
  • Gilenya


Dysphagia
A 43-year-old female patient from GB (weight: NA) presented with the following symptoms: NA and after a treatment with Clindamycin Sandoz (dosage: 300 Mg, Qd) experienced the following side effect(s):
  • Dysphagia
The treatment was started on NS. Clindamycin Sandoz was used in combination with the following drugs: NA.This report could alert potential Clindamycin Sandoz consumers.

Abdominal Pain, Muscle Spasms, Burning Sensation
In this report, a 61-year-old female patient from US (weight: NA) was affected by a possible Clindamycin side effect.The patient was diagnosed with dental care,prophylaxis. After a treatment with Clindamycin (dosage: NA, start date: Nov 07, 2013), the patient experienced the following side effect(s):
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Burning Sensation
The following simultaneously used drugs could have led to this reaction: NA.The findings here stress that side effects should be taken into consideration when evaluating a Clindamycin treatment.

Diarrhoea, Hyperhidrosis, Oedema Mouth
This is a report of a 45-year-old male patient from US (weight: NA), who used Clindamycin (dosage: NA) for a treatment of NA. After starting a treatment on NS, the patient experienced the following side effect(s):
  • Diarrhoea
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Oedema Mouth
The following drugs could possibly have interacted with the Clindamycin treatment
  • Advair
  • Quetiapine
Taken together, these observations suggest that a Clindamycin treatment could be related to side effect(s), such as Diarrhoea, Hyperhidrosis, Oedema Mouth.

Angioedema
This angioedema side effect was reported by a pharmacist from US. A 91-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: dental operation. The patient was prescribed Clindamycin (dosage: Recent), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Xalatan
  • Preservision
  • Pepcid
  • Allegra
  • Metformin
  • Fish Oil
When starting to take Clindamycin the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Angioedema
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Clindamycin.

Bone Marrow Failure, Pancytopenia
This is a Clindamycin Palmitate Hydrochloride Rx 15 Mg/ml 3g2 side effect report of a 22-year-old male patient (weight:NA) from MX, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: tonsillitis,cough,pyrexia, who was treated with Clindamycin Palmitate Hydrochloride Rx 15 Mg/ml 3g2 (dosage:1800 Mg, Qd, start time: NS), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a bone marrow failure side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Bone Marrow Failure
  • Pancytopenia
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 Palmitate Hydrochloride Rx 15 Mg/ml 3g2 treatment in male patients suffering from tonsillitis,cough,pyrexia, resulting in bone marrow failure.

Diarrhoea, Abdominal Discomfort
This report suggests a potential Clindamycin diarrhoea side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 75-year-old female patient from US (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): tooth abscess and used Clindamycin (dosage: NA) starting Jan 07, 2014. Soon after starting Clindamycin the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Diarrhoea
  • Abdominal Discomfort
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Ventolin H.f.a
  • Glimeperide
  • Claritin D
  • Potassium
  • Alpha Lipoic
  • Magenesium
  • 1 A Day All Purpose Vitamin
  • Calcium
Although Clindamycin demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as diarrhoea, may still occur.

Acute Hepatic Failure
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 medical condition(s): dental care.On Jan 09, 2014 a consumer started treatment with Clindamycin (dosage: NA). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time: NA. When commencing Clindamycin, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Acute Hepatic Failure
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 acute hepatic failure, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.

Throat Tightness, Dyspnoea
This is a Clindamycin side effect report of a 44-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from DE. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: pulpitis dental and was treated with Clindamycin (dosage: 1-1-1) starting NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA. Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Throat Tightness
  • Dyspnoea
This opens a possibility that Clindamycin could cause throat tightness and that some female patients may be more susceptible.

Pyrexia, Pruritus, Urticaria
A 72-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from JP with the following symptoms: NA started Clindamycin Phosphate treatment (dosage: 600 Mg, 3x/day) on NS. Soon after starting Clindamycin Phosphate treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Pyrexia
  • Pruritus
  • Urticaria
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Urief (4 Mg, 2x/day)
  • Renivace (2.5 Mg, 1x/day)
  • Crestor (2.5 Mg, 1x/day)
  • Vesicare (5 Mg, 1x/day)
The patient was hospitalized. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Clindamycin Phosphate side effects, such as pyrexia.

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 (dosage: NA), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA..When starting to take Clindamycin Phosphate the consumer reported symptoms, such as:
  • Acute Hepatic Failure
  • Encephalopathy
  • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
These side effects may potentially be related to Clindamycin Phosphate. The patient was hospitalized.

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 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). The consumer presented with:
  • Ocular Icterus
  • Chills
  • Flatulence
  • Abdominal Distension
  • Diarrhoea
which developed 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.

Acute Hepatic Failure, Somnolence, Vomiting, Nausea, Jaundice
This report suggests a potential Clindamycin Hcl Acute Hepatic Failure, Somnolence, Vomiting, Nausea, Jaundice 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. Soon after starting Clindamycin Hcl the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Acute Hepatic Failure
  • Somnolence
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Jaundice
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.

Acute Hepatic Failure, Somnolence, Vomiting, Nausea, Jaundice
This Acute Hepatic Failure, Somnolence, Vomiting, Nausea, Jaundice 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 commencing Clindamycin, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects:
  • Acute Hepatic Failure
  • Somnolence
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Jaundice
The 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.

Urticaria, Swollen Tongue, Hypersensitivity Vasculitis
This is a report of a 39-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from CH. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: acute sinusitis and was treated with Clindamycin (dosage: 10 Days Po) starting Aug 28, 2013. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Euthyrox
  • Pharmalgen Nos
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following side effects:
  • Urticaria
  • Swollen Tongue
  • Hypersensitivity Vasculitis
This opens a possibility that Clindamycin treatment could cause the above reactions, including urticaria, and some female subjects may be more susceptible.

Acute Hepatic Failure, Abdominal Discomfort, Confusional State, Decreased Appetite, Nausea, Fatigue, Encephalopathy, Liver Injury, Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
A 73-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US with the following symptoms/conditions: pneumonia aspiration started Clindamycin (clindamycin) treatment (dosage: NA) on NS. Soon after starting Clindamycin (clindamycin) treatment, the subject experienced various side effects, including:
  • Acute Hepatic Failure
  • Abdominal Discomfort
  • Confusional State
  • Decreased Appetite
  • Nausea
  • Fatigue
  • Encephalopathy
  • Liver Injury
  • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
Concurrently used drugs: NA.The patient was hospitalized. This finding indicates that some male patients could be more vulnerable to Clindamycin (clindamycin).

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Top 10 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

Top 10 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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