Clindesse (Clindamycin Phosphate)
Clindesse (Clindamycin Phosphate) Dosage and Side Effects
CLINDESSE is a single-dose therapy used to treat vaginal infections (bacterial vaginosis) caused by certain bacteria in non-pregnant women.
Proper Use of this medication
Use CLINDESSE as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
•CLINDESSE Cream is for vaginal use only.
•Wash your hands before and after using this medication.
•CLINDESSE comes with one prefilled applicator. Do not remove the tip from the applicator before using. Do not use the applicator if the tip has been removed. Do not warm the applicator before using.
•To use CLINDESSE, hold the applicator firmly and pull the ring back to fully extend the plunger. Gently insert the applicator into the vagina as far as it will comfortably go. Push the plunger to release the cream. Remove the applicator from the vagina and throw it away.
•Only one dose of CLINDESSE is required. If you forget to use this medication, use it as soon as you remember.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use CLINDESSE.
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Fungal infection; genital itching or burning; inflammation or pain; vaginal discharge.
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); blood/mucus in stool; diarrhea; new or worsening vaginal or vulvar itching; painful sex; stomach cramps/pain; white vaginal discharge.
Warnings and Precautions
Do NOT use CLINDESSE if:
•you are allergic to any ingredient in CLINDESSE Cream or to lincomycin
•you have Crohn disease, antibiotic-associated colitis, or ulcerative colitis
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Interactions with this medication
Some medical conditions may interact with CLINDESSE. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
•if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
•if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
•if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
•if you have a gastrointestinal (bowel) disease or diarrhea
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with CLINDESSE. Because little, if any, clindamycin is absorbed into the blood, the risk of it interacting with another medicine is low.
This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if this medication may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
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The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.