Cleocin

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Cleocin Side Effects

See also Warning section.

Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including: heartburn, joint pain/swelling, yellowing eyes/skin, dark urine.

Use of this medication for prolonged or repeated periods may result in oral thrush or a new vaginal yeast infection. Contact your doctor if you notice white patches in your mouth, a change in vaginal discharge, or other new symptoms.

A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: fever that doesn't go away, new or worsening lymph node swelling, rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.

This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

In the US -

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch.

In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
  • Clostridioides difficile infection
  • oral candidiasis
  • vulvovaginal candidiasis
  • thrombocytopenic disorder
  • agranulocytosis
  • neutropenic disorder
  • eosinophilia
  • esophagitis
  • esophageal ulcer
  • drug-induced hepatitis
  • cholestasis
  • kidney disease with reduction in glomerular filtration rate (GFR)
  • vaginitis
  • allergic dermatitis
  • bullous dermatitis
  • erythema multiforme
  • toxic epidermal necrolysis
  • Stevens-Johnson syndrome
  • exfoliative dermatitis
  • erythema
  • genital organ pruritus
  • pruritus of skin
  • urticaria
  • arthritis
  • dysgeusia
  • skin rash
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • azotemia
  • abnormal hepatic function tests
  • anaphylaxis
  • angioedema
  • hypersensitivity drug reaction
  • acute abdominal pain
  • jaundice
  • maculopapular rash
  • acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis
  • DRESS syndrome

Drug Interactions

Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval.

A product that may interact with this drug is: kaolin-pectin.