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Cleocin Palmitate
Clindamycin-Oral


An antibiotic used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections.



 
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cleocin Palmitate

Uses
An antibiotic used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections.


Storage
  • Store at room temperature away from moisture and sunlight.
  • Follow label warnings about whether or not to refrigerate liquid forms.
  • Do not freeze.
  • Do not store in bathroom.


Overdose
  • If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately.

How To Use
  • Clindamycin should be taken with food and a full glass (8 oz or 240 ml) of water unless your doctor directs you otherwise.
  • Do not lie down for 30 minutes after taking this.
  • The oral solution of this product must be shaken well before using.
  • Solution retains potency for 14 days at room temperature.
  • Antibiotics work best when the amount of medicine in your body is kept at a constant level.
  • Do this by taking the medication at evenly spaced intervals throughout the day and night.
  • Continue to take Cleocin Palmitate until the full prescribed amount is finished even if symptoms disappear after a few days.
  • Stopping the medication too early may allow bacteria to continue to grow resulting in a relapse of the infection.

Side Effects
  • Cleocin Palmitate may cause stomach upset, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, heartburn, cramps, bloating and weight loss which should disappear in a few days as your body adjusts to the medication.
  • If these symptoms persist or become severe, inform your doctor.
  • If diarrhea becomes a problem, do not take any anti-diarrhea medications.
  • Contact your doctor.
  • Notify your doctor if the following effects occur: rash, hives, fever.
  • In the unlikely event you have an allergic reaction to Cleocin Palmitate, seek medical attention immediately.
  • Symptoms of an allergic reaction include: rash, itching, swelling, dizziness, trouble breathing.
  • If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions
  • Before using Cleocin Palmitate, tell your doctor your medical history especially of: liver or kidney disease, stomach or abdominal problems (colitis), any drug allergies.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant before using Cleocin Palmitate.
  • Cleocin Palmitate is excreted into breast milk.
  • Though no problems have been noted, consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Missed Dose
  • If you should miss a dose, take it as soon as remembered unless it is almost time for the next dose.
  • If it is nearly time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule.
  • Do not double-up the dose.

Drug Interactions
  • Before you use Cleocin Palmitate, tell your doctor about any other drugs you are taking including nonprescription drugs.
  • Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

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