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Cleocin Prescribing Information

Cleocin is a medication that is used to treat a raft of bacterial infections.It is basically an antibiotic. The bacterial infections which are treated with Cleocin are mid-ear infection, infection of the bones, swelling in the pelvic regions, the normal strep throat etc. Traditional uses also include treatment of acne. In African countries, it is used in treatment of Malaria too. It is applicable in many ways like by mouth or by application directly on to the skin.

Cleocin was first introduced into the medical markets in 1967. It was first released in North America and has since spread all over the world and is easily available in most medical stores around the world. It is a WHO certified drug and is not extremely expensive. It is an affordable medication but prefer to buy with insurance.

Uses of Cleocin

There are several great uses for Cleocin, which are:

  • Bacterial Infections
  • Mid Ear Infections
  • Infection of bones
  • Infection of joints
  • Inflammation in pelvic region
  • Strep throat
  • Dental procedures
  • Acne treatment
  • Skin problems
  • Prevention of heart infection

Side Effects of Cleocin

As with any drug, there are many side effects that can be caused by Cleocin as well. It is always better to talk to your doctor about side effects before using any drug, especially Cleocin. Even during the usage of this drug, if you ever find any serious side effects, it is best to consult your doctor and let them know about it. Second opinions about side effects are also advised. Here are some of the side effects of Cleocin:

Major Side Effects

  • Eyes turning yellow
  • Skin turning yellow
  • Jaundice
  • Dark urine
  • Changes in volume of Urine discharged

Minor Side Effects

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Skin Itches
  • Frequent Diarrhoea
  • Pain in the stomach region
  • Pain in elbow joints
  • Pain in knees
  • Vaginal itching in women
  • Vaginal discharge in women
  • Rashes on Skin
  • Feeling of heart burn
  • Uncomfortable feeling in Throat
  • Change in Stool

Contraindications

As with other drugs, there are several contraindications for Cleocin under which it is not advised to use. Your doctor would be able to provide you with a good list of conditions under which not to use Cleocin, but here are a few –

  • Myasthenia Gravis Condtion
  • Severely Ulcerated Colon
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Liver Disease that has reached later stages
  • Bloody and frequent stool
  • Impairment of the Renal area
  • Atopic Dermatitis skin condition
  • Frequent diarrhoea
  • Clostridium difficile colitis

Cleocin and Pregnancy

There are not much detailed data or experimentation for usage of Cleocin in the first trimester of a pregnancy in women. Other studies show that treatment of different varieties and levels of incidence of bacterial vaginosis as well as abnormal vaginal discharge with orally taken Cleocin may reduce the onset of preterm delivery as well as late miscarriages. Pregnancy category B, which means no risk.

Mode of Ingestion

Cleocin can be ingested in many different ways, some of which are:

  • Cleocin Pills – There are tablets which can be ingested by mouth directly or by dissolving in water.
  • Cleocin Cream – Can be applied to the area of skin which is affected.
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