The following side effects are expected to occur in the first few weeks of treatment and resolve with continued use of clindamycin. Contact your doctor if these symptoms are severe and/or do not go away:
How Common (based on clinical studies)
|Redness and/or warmth in the area||Up to 28% of all users|
|Dryness of skin||Up to 23% of all users|
|Increased skin oiliness||Up to 15% of all users|
|Burning, stinging, or tingling sensation||Up to 11% of all users|
|Skin peeling or scaling||Up to 11% of all users|
|Itching||Up to 11% of all users|
|Local reaction at application site||Up to 7.7% of all users|
|Crusting of skin||Up to 7.5% of all users|
|Irritation of the skin with peeling||Up to 5.1% of all users|
|Pain at application site||Up to 0.4% of all users|
|Erosion of skin (loss of epidermal layer)||Up to 0.2% of all users|
|Swelling in the area||Up to 0.2% of all users|
|Increase in new pimples||Unknown|
Clindamycin may cause some side effects that are serious. If you experience any of the following, contact you doctor immediately or seek emergency medical treatment:
- Abdominal cramps
- Diarrhoea or watery stools
- Blood in stools
Clindamycin may also cause other side effects that are not mentioned here. Contact your doctor if you experience any other troublesome symptoms when using clindamycin.
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