Cleocin

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Cleocin Warnings

This medication may cause a severe (rarely fatal) intestinal condition (Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea) due to a type of resistant bacteria. This condition may occur during treatment or weeks to months after treatment has stopped. Tell your doctor right away if you develop persistent diarrhea, abdominal or stomach pain/cramping, or blood/mucus in your stool. Do not use anti-diarrhea products or opioid pain medications if you have any of these symptoms because these products may make them worse.
  • Medication should be taken with plenty of water.
  • Do not lie down for at least 10 minutes after taking this medication.
  • May cause diarrhea during treatment. If it persists or becomes severe, tell your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Persistent diarrhea due to colitis may rarely occur weeks or months after using antibiotics. If this occurs, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
  • Important: Finish all this medication unless otherwise directed by prescriber.
  • Read the boxed warning information for this medication.

Lactation Warnings

  • GI FLORA CHANGES POSSIBLE; MONITOR INFANT FOR DIARRHEA

Pregnancy Warnings

  • Limited human data do not suggest a clear association for development toxicity or adverse events. Consider maternal treatment benefits versus potential fetal/neonatal adverse outcomes.