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Generic: clindamycin vaginal
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It is used to treat vaginal infections caused by certain bacteria
               



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What is this medicine?

CLINDAMYCIN (KLIN da MYE sin) is a lincosamide antibiotic. It is used to treat vaginal infections caused by certain bacteria.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • diarrhea
  • inflammatory bowel disease
  • kidney or liver disease
  • stomach problems like colitis
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to clindamycin, lincomycin, other medicines, foods, dyes or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast- feeding

How should I use this medicine?

This medicine is only for use in the vagina. Place in the vagina using the special applicator supplied with the cream. Wash hands before and after use. Fill the applicator with cream. Lie on your back, part and bend your knees. Insert the applicator into the vagina and push the plunger to expel the cream into the vagina. Wash the applicator with warm soapy water and rinse well. Keep this medicine out of the eyes. If you do get any in your eyes rinse out with plenty of cool tap water. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. Use this medicine for the full course prescribed by your doctor or health care professional, even if you think your condition is better. Do not stop using except on your the advice of your doctor or health care professional.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, use only that dose. Do not use double or extra doses.

What may interact with this medicine?

Interactions are not expected. Do not use any other vaginal products without telling your doctor or health care professional.

               
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