CLEOCIN Ressources

Application Information

This drug has been submitted to the FDA under the reference 061809/001.

Names and composition

"CLEOCIN" is the commercial name of a drug composed of CLINDAMYCIN HYDROCHLORIDE.

Forms

ApplId/ProductId Drug name Active ingredient Form Strenght
061809/001 CLEOCIN CLINDAMYCIN HYDROCHLORIDE CAPSULE/ORAL EQ 75MG BASE
061809/002 CLEOCIN CLINDAMYCIN HYDROCHLORIDE CAPSULE/ORAL EQ 150MG BASE
061827/001 CLEOCIN CLINDAMYCIN PALMITATE HYDROCHLORIDE FOR SOLUTION/ORAL EQ 75MG BASE per 5ML **Federal Register determination that product was not discontinued or withdrawn for safety or efficacy reasons**
062644/001 CLEOCIN CLINDAMYCIN PALMITATE HYDROCHLORIDE FOR SOLUTION/ORAL EQ 75MG BASE per 5ML
050537/002 CLEOCIN CLINDAMYCIN PHOSPHATE SWAB/TOPICAL EQ 1% BASE
050680/001 CLEOCIN CLINDAMYCIN PHOSPHATE CREAM/VAGINAL EQ 2% BASE
050680/002 CLEOCIN CLINDAMYCIN PHOSPHATE CREAM/VAGINAL EQ 2% BASE
050767/001 CLEOCIN CLINDAMYCIN PHOSPHATE SUPPOSITORY/VAGINAL 100MG

Similar Active Ingredient

ApplId/ProductId Drug name Active ingredient Form Strenght
061809/001 CLEOCIN CLINDAMYCIN HYDROCHLORIDE CAPSULE/ORAL EQ 75MG BASE
050162/002 CLEOCIN HYDROCHLORIDE CLINDAMYCIN HYDROCHLORIDE CAPSULE/ORAL EQ 150MG BASE
063027/001 CLINDAMYCIN HYDROCHLORIDE CLINDAMYCIN HYDROCHLORIDE CAPSULE/ORAL EQ 75MG BASE
061809/002 CLEOCIN CLINDAMYCIN HYDROCHLORIDE CAPSULE/ORAL EQ 150MG BASE
050162/003 CLEOCIN HYDROCHLORIDE CLINDAMYCIN HYDROCHLORIDE CAPSULE/ORAL EQ 300MG BASE
063029/001 CLINDAMYCIN HYDROCHLORIDE CLINDAMYCIN HYDROCHLORIDE CAPSULE/ORAL EQ 150MG BASE
050162/001 CLEOCIN HYDROCHLORIDE CLINDAMYCIN HYDROCHLORIDE CAPSULE/ORAL EQ 75MG BASE
063029/002 CLINDAMYCIN HYDROCHLORIDE CLINDAMYCIN HYDROCHLORIDE CAPSULE/ORAL EQ 300MG BASE
063082/001 CLINDAMYCIN HYDROCHLORIDE CLINDAMYCIN HYDROCHLORIDE CAPSULE/ORAL EQ 75MG BASE
063083/001 CLINDAMYCIN HYDROCHLORIDE CLINDAMYCIN HYDROCHLORIDE CAPSULE/ORAL EQ 150MG BASE
063083/002 CLINDAMYCIN HYDROCHLORIDE CLINDAMYCIN HYDROCHLORIDE CAPSULE/ORAL EQ 300MG BASE
065061/001 CLINDAMYCIN HYDROCHLORIDE CLINDAMYCIN HYDROCHLORIDE CAPSULE/ORAL EQ 150MG BASE
065061/002 CLINDAMYCIN HYDROCHLORIDE CLINDAMYCIN HYDROCHLORIDE CAPSULE/ORAL EQ 300MG BASE
065194/001 CLINDAMYCIN HYDROCHLORIDE CLINDAMYCIN HYDROCHLORIDE CAPSULE/ORAL EQ 150MG BASE
065194/002 CLINDAMYCIN HYDROCHLORIDE CLINDAMYCIN HYDROCHLORIDE CAPSULE/ORAL EQ 300MG BASE
065217/001 CLINDAMYCIN HYDROCHLORIDE CLINDAMYCIN HYDROCHLORIDE CAPSULE/ORAL EQ 75MG BASE
065217/002 CLINDAMYCIN HYDROCHLORIDE CLINDAMYCIN HYDROCHLORIDE CAPSULE/ORAL EQ 150MG BASE
065217/003 CLINDAMYCIN HYDROCHLORIDE CLINDAMYCIN HYDROCHLORIDE CAPSULE/ORAL EQ 300MG BASE
065242/001 CLINDAMYCIN HYDROCHLORIDE CLINDAMYCIN HYDROCHLORIDE CAPSULE/ORAL EQ 75MG BASE
065242/002 CLINDAMYCIN HYDROCHLORIDE CLINDAMYCIN HYDROCHLORIDE CAPSULE/ORAL EQ 150MG BASE
065243/001 CLINDAMYCIN HYDROCHLORIDE CLINDAMYCIN HYDROCHLORIDE CAPSULE/ORAL EQ 300MG BASE
065442/001 CLINDAMYCIN HYDROCHLORIDE CLINDAMYCIN HYDROCHLORIDE CAPSULE/ORAL EQ 150MG BASE
065442/002 CLINDAMYCIN HYDROCHLORIDE CLINDAMYCIN HYDROCHLORIDE CAPSULE/ORAL EQ 300MG BASE
091225/001 CLINDAMYCIN HYDROCHLORIDE CLINDAMYCIN HYDROCHLORIDE CAPSULE/ORAL EQ 75MG BASE
091225/002 CLINDAMYCIN HYDROCHLORIDE CLINDAMYCIN HYDROCHLORIDE CAPSULE/ORAL EQ 150MG BASE
091225/003 CLINDAMYCIN HYDROCHLORIDE CLINDAMYCIN HYDROCHLORIDE CAPSULE/ORAL EQ 300MG BASE

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Answered questions

Are cleocin vaginal ovules dangerous?
I'm supposed to use them for 3 nights. And im scared bc it says they can cause stomach problems that can be fatal. should I use it? Asked by Tifany Waldal 1 month ago.

Cleocin Vaginal Ovules Answered by Issac Hanusey 1 month ago.

Cleocin Ovules Answered by Sidney Alvaro 1 month ago.


What are the dangers of taking Cleocin?
My doctor wants me to take 1200 mgs of Cleocin a day, I do not have problems with acne, and am wondering about any dangers of this. The doctor says this is a cure-all drug, and crosses the blood/brain barrier very well. I'm just looking for some information, please. Thank you Asked by Sunday Forden 1 month ago.

Any time you get a pharmaceutical product, you can ask your pharmacist for patient information as well as the product insert (PI). The PI will have a detailed description of what the drug is and how it works along with possible side effects. The generic name for oral Cleocin is clindamycin. Here is a Boxed Warning on that product: Pseudomembranous colitis has been reported with nearly all antibacterial agents, including clindamycin, and may range in severity from mild to life-threatening. Therefore, it is important to consider this diagnosis in patients who present with diarrhea subsequent to the administration of antibacterial agents. Then beyond the warning box there are these side effects. In newer drugs, they will list the clinical trial data with the rate at which these events happened in the registration study: The following reactions have been reported with the use of clindamycin. Gastrointestinal: Abdominal pain, pseudomembranous colitis, esophagitis, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea (see WARNING BOX). The onset of pseudomembranous colitis symptoms may occur during or after antibacterial treatment (see WARNINGS). Hypersensitivity Reactions: Generalized mild to moderate morbilliform-like (maculopapular) skin rashes are the most frequently reported adverse reactions. Vesiculobullous rashes, as well as urticaria, have been observed during drug therapy. Rare instances of erythema multiforme, some resembling Stevens-Johnson syndrome, and a few cases of anaphylactoid reactions have also been reported. Skin and Mucous Membranes: Pruritus, vaginitis, and rare instances of exfoliative dermatitis have been reported. (See Hypersensitivity Reactions.) Liver: Jaundice and abnormalities in liver function tests have been observed during clindamycin therapy. Renal: Although no direct relationship of clindamycin to renal damage has been established, renal dysfunction as evidenced by azotemia, oliguria, and/or proteinuria has been observed in rare instances. Hematopoietic: Transient neutropenia (leukopenia) and eosinophilia have been reported. Reports of agranulocytosis and thrombocytopenia have been made. No direct etiologic relationship to concurrent clindamycin therapy could be made in any of the foregoing. Musculoskeletal: Rare instances of polyarthritis have been reported. Answered by Darrin Ellenbecker 1 month ago.


Does cleocin vaginal cream really work?
I have had BV for about a week and a half now and am sick of it I took some meds perscribed and couldn't keep them down so my doc gave me the cream I listed above and was wondering if it really does work Im having doubts so please help me Asked by Mellissa Kaldahl 1 month ago.

Cleocin (clindamycin) vaginal cream is approved for Bacterial Vaginosis. Patients who I have dispensed it to have had pretty good success. Answered by Cassy Curll 1 month ago.


Cleocin????
proactive makes my skin worse Asked by Carmen Mcbeath 1 month ago.

My doctor prescribed it for me, but it didn't really work that well. I guess it really does for some people, but not for me. I had much better results from Acne Free (similar to ProActive). Of course, it depends on your individual skin. Answered by Bernardo Weiker 1 month ago.

Topical cleocin does work well on facial bacteria however cleocin capsules are a little rough on the GI tract and are generally prescribed orally for people with a lot of allergies or either an infection that is needing multiple therapies or has not responded to more commonly used antibiotics. Answered by Fletcher Seelig 1 month ago.

I think so, yes. I used it when I was in my teens....that and an antibiotic called Bactrim DS. Answered by Kathie Frohock 1 month ago.

try proactive... Answered by Lilia Ports 1 month ago.


Bacterial vaginosis - Cleocin (clindamycin)?
I have been having this since I had a hysterectomy 6 months ago. Heard it can be a reoccuring condition. Asked by Chi Poythress 1 month ago.

You may have gotten a prescription for Cleocin because metronidazole (which is apparently the first choice) didn't work and the doctor thought he/she would try something else? Here is a site that might be useful. It's clear that after Cleocin, you can end up with a yeast infection, but otherwise, I don't see a problem. Answered by Wilda Lambing 1 month ago.


Would the Anti-Biotic Cleocin help prevent an infection like Anthrax virus or the flu?
Asked by Vallie Labrada 1 month ago.

I don't know exactly what Cleocin is but if it is truly and antibiotic then it would only work on bacterial infections. The Flu is definitely a virus and not a bacterial infection. Anthrax is another matter; you call it a virus, if it is a virus an antibiotic won't work on it. However, I don't think it is a virus. I seem to recall an antibiotic being used for folks exposed to anthrax during the 9/11 incident. Authorities seem to think anthrax will only respond to one antibiotic. Unfortunately I can't remember the name. A web search should reveal that particular antibiotic. Good day. Answered by Phuong Menne 1 month ago.

No. Antibiotics only kill bacteria, they have no effect on viruses. Answered by Wen Reem 1 month ago.

antibiotics only kill bacterial infections not virus', so no. Answered by Analisa Hollimon 1 month ago.


Cleocin help, any answer helpful?
what are the dangers of taking Cleocin long term? note: 1200 mgs a day Asked by Lavette Cattladge 1 month ago.

Clindamycin is indicated in the treatment of serious infections caused by susceptible anaerobic bacteria. Clindamycin is also indicated in the treatment of serious infections due to susceptible strains of streptococci, pneumococci, and staphylococci. Its use should be reserved for penicillin-allergic patients or other patients for whom, in the judgment of the physician, a penicillin is inappropriate. Because of the risk of colitis, as described in the WARNING BOX, before selecting clindamycin the physician should consider the nature of the infection and the suitability of less toxic alternatives (eg, erythromycin). Anaerobes: Serious respiratory tract infections such as empyema, anaerobic pneumonitis and lung abscess; serious skin and soft tissue infections; septicemia; intra-abdominal infections such as peritonitis and intra-abdominal abscess (typically resulting from anaerobic organisms resident in the normal gastrointestinal tract); infections of the female pelvis and genital tract such as endometritis, nongonococcal tubo-ovarian abscess, pelvic cellulitis and postsurgical vaginal cuff infection. Streptococci: Serious respiratory tract infections; serious skin and soft tissue infections. Staphylococci: Serious respiratory tract infections; serious skin and soft tissue infections. Pneumococci: Serious respiratory tract infections. Bacteriologic studies should be performed to determine the causative organisms and their susceptibility to clindamycin. To reduce the development of drug-resistant bacteria and maintain the effectiveness of CLEOCIN HCl and other antibacterial drugs, CLEOCIN HCl should be used only to treat or prevent infections that are proven or strongly suspected to be caused by susceptible bacteria. Answered by Leena Taber 1 month ago.

this is not a good choice for short OR longterm use, nowadays - unless no other good options are available, because: 1. it is often erroneously prescribed for staph infections. You should know that only 70% of staph aureus nationally are sensitive to this drug. It should not be used for staph infections unless you have culture -documentation that is does not have baseline resistance nor inducible resistance. 2. it is the single drug most highly associated with clostridium difficile colitis - a very deadly colon disease. Almost any antibiotic you can name would be a lower risk than clindamycin. I have seen many cases of c. difficile colitis that have resulted from only a SINGLE dose of clindamycin. In one case, a gentleman died because of it. A good physician is well aware of these limitations. It is ok to raise these questions with him--- if he has really considered these facts, it may still be that you HAVE to take clindamycin because it is still the only drug with activity against your particular infection - but it should be given only after a great deal of thought. Answered by Delois Aldred 1 month ago.

First of all what the hell is it for ??? Answered by Tessa Yi 1 month ago.


Ziana, doryx & cleocin for acne. TOO much medicine. what about just water? :)?
i went to thr dermatologist today for my acne. he gave me ziana, and cleocin which are lotions & a gel. and the antibiotic doryx. i'm really nervous to start taking the doryx. my face is ALWAYS clear and lately i've been drinking more than just water, i'll drink a smoothie or iced coffee every once in a... Asked by Shelby Stonesifer 1 month ago.

i went to thr dermatologist today for my acne. he gave me ziana, and cleocin which are lotions & a gel. and the antibiotic doryx. i'm really nervous to start taking the doryx. my face is ALWAYS clear and lately i've been drinking more than just water, i'll drink a smoothie or iced coffee every once in a while which i personally think is the cause of my breakouts. should i give the antibiotic a try? also, is it just a one/two time use or will i be taking it for the rest of my life???? thanks.. any other info that you have is greatly appreciated. Answered by Jesusa Torkildsen 1 month ago.

I work at a dermatology office, and the regimen you list above sounds common for acne treatment. If you are that nervous about taking the antibiotic, try not having the drinks that you think may be causing the breakouts, and then use at least the ziana or cleocin or both, without the antibiotic, and see if the topicals help control the breakout. If after 7 to 10 days, if nothing is any better, than you may want to try the antibiotic. But there are a lot of people out there that only want topical treatment, they do not want to take antibiotics, and that is fine. But it does seem that the antibiotic can really help in severe cases. And no, you probably won't use the rest of your life, but some people may use it a few months to a year or two, depending on how their acne responds when taken off the antibiotic. So, try eliminating diet triggers, try topicals only and give it a try before the antibiotic use if you are leary of that. Good luck! Answered by Marie Sweger 1 month ago.

Eh? What? Are you sujesting that consuming acne medication has a drowsy effect, that would render the inmates of a prison incapable of attempting to escape? Although this may be true, i do believe that forcing inmates to consume medication without any benefit to their health, is in violation of their human rights. I would sujest you do your research before prosting these kind of questions Answered by Alita Tsau 1 month ago.


Should I stop using Cleocin?
Went to the dermatologist for full body check (moles/freckles) and spoke with her about my mild acne... not horrible but it still really bugs me. I regularly have 5-10 small pimples and I have to conceal them. I would like to be a little more clear.Dermatologist prescribed me Cleocin (Clindamycin Phosphate 1%... Asked by Carlie Jundt 1 month ago.

Went to the dermatologist for full body check (moles/freckles) and spoke with her about my mild acne... not horrible but it still really bugs me. I regularly have 5-10 small pimples and I have to conceal them. I would like to be a little more clear. Dermatologist prescribed me Cleocin (Clindamycin Phosphate 1% rather) and I used it for 5 days and got an itchy rash all over my face. It is not red or blotchy, just tiny little rough bumps all along my jawline, cheeks, forehead, nose and chin. They itched a LOT. I have stopped using it for 2 days and the bumps are still there but they do not itch. I feel like they are getting better. They are not blackheads or pimples/pustules, are not filled with any liquid, they are just tiny tiny bumps that are rough. Should I have stopped using the Cleocin? Should I start using it again? I paid SO MUCH for it out of pocket and I am disappointed that I had this reaction. I tried to call the derm today and they are not open. I am pretty sure I need to stop using it but just want a little backup here. I am not willing to keep trying new prescriptions that are ridiculously expensive so I'm pretty much throwing in the towel and going back to OTC stuff. Your thoughts are welcome. Answered by Marinda Mullenax 1 month ago.

"Should I have stopped using the Cleocin? Should I start using it again?" Unless the product details that came with the medication says that one of the side effects could be a rash and not to worry about this then I would definitely stop using the product until you've checked with your dermatologist. The rash may well be a reaction that does not affect all people. You need to be sure. Answered by Deneen Talty 1 month ago.


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