Cleocin Vaginal

Generic Name: Clindamycin phosphate

  • What is Cleocin Vaginal?

    Cleocin Vaginal is used to treat bacterial infections of the vagina.
  • What is the most important information I should know about Cleocin Vaginal?

    Some of this medication can be absorbed into the bloodstream. Once in the system it can cause severe inflammation of the large intestine. Symptoms include severe or bloody diarrhea and abdominal cramps.
  • Who should not take Cleocin Vaginal?

    Do not use Cleocin Vaginal if you are sensitive to clindamycin, lincomycin, or any of its components. Do not use Cleocin Vaginal if you have a history of small intestine inflammation (regional enteritis), inflammation and ulceration of the large intestines and rectum (ulcerative colitis), or inflammation of the large intestines due to antibiotic use.
  • What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of Cleocin Vaginal?

    Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medication you are taking before beginning treatment with Cleocin Vaginal. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history, especially if you have a history of intestinal or rectal inflammation.
  • What is the usual dosage?

    The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your doctor uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your doctor may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your doctor's approval.

    Adults and adolescents who are menstruating: The recommended dose is one Cleocin Vaginal suppository inserted in the vagina every day for 3 days.

    For the cream formulation, adults should insert one applicatorful into the vagina every day for 3 or 7 days.

  • How should I take Cleocin Vaginal?

    This form of Cleocin is for vaginal use only. Insert one suppository or applicatorful of cream in the vagina, preferably at bedtime, as instructed by your doctor.
  • What should I avoid while taking Cleocin Vaginal?

    Do not engage in vaginal intercourse or use tampons or douches during treatment.

    Cleocin Vaginal may weaken latex or rubber products such as condoms or vaginal contraceptive diaphragms. Do not use these products within 72 hours after treatment with Cleocin Vaginal.

  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Cleocin Vaginal?

    If Cleocin Vaginal is used with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. Always check with your doctor before combining Cleocin Vaginal with any other medication.
  • What are the possible side effects of Cleocin Vaginal?

    Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.

    Side effects may include: vaginal or vulval pain or discomfort

  • Can I receive Cleocin Vaginal if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

    The effects of Cleocin Vaginal during pregnancy and breastfeeding are unknown. Talk with your doctor before taking this drug if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
  • What should I do if I miss a dose of Cleocin Vaginal?

    Take your next dose as soon as you remember. If it is close to the time of your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Never take 2 doses at once.
  • How should I store Cleocin Vaginal?

    Store at room temperature away from moisture.