Cleocin Pediatric (Oral)

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medication cleocin and what it prevents and cures

            my granddaughter was dignosed with a staff infection and was put on cleocin. will this cure it and is this used for a dangerous infection and should she be hospitalised? her physican just w...
by cathwood in logansport indiana, 12/17/2007

Whats best to mix with Cleocin

What is the best beverage to mix Cleocin suspension with to help make  the medication taste better for a five year old. I've tried orange juice, chocolate milk and root beer, please help me make it a little more bearing for my child to be abl...
by Mark in United States, 01/30/2008

How to get an infant to swallow this medicine

Hello, My 5 1/2 month old infant was prescribed this antibiotic after failing two others, for an ear infection. I opened the bottle and was overwhelmed by the smell. She *will not* swallow this medicine. Please, are there any tips or advice available ...
by Laura Hill in Fort Wayne, IN, 07/24/2006

Cleocin Pediatric (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information

Cleocin Pediatric (Oral)

Cleocin Pediatric (Oral) Medication Classification


Cleocin Pediatric (Oral) Brandname

Cleocin Pediatric, Cleocin HCl

Cleocin Pediatric (Oral) is used for the Treatment

Clindamycin (klin-da-MYE-sin) Treats infections. This medicine is an antibiotic.

When To Not Use Cleocin Pediatric (Oral)

You should not use this medicine if you have ever had an allergic reaction to clindamycin or lincomycin (Lincocin®).

How Should You Use Cleocin Pediatric (Oral)

Capsule, Liquid

  • Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to use and how often. Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to.
  • Take this medicine with a large glass of water or with a meal.
  • Measure the oral liquid medicine with a marked measuring spoon, oral syringe, or medicine cup.
  • Keep using this medicine for the full treatment time, even if you feel better after the first few doses. Your infection may not clear up if you stop using the medicine too soon.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • If you miss a dose or forget to use your medicine, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to use the medicine and skip the missed dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

Proper Cleocin Pediatric (Oral) Storage

Store Cleocin Pediatric (Oral) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Cleocin Pediatric (Oral) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Cleocin Pediatric (Oral)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are also using erythromycin (Erythro-Tab®).

Cleocin Pediatric (Oral) Warnings

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have liver disease, kidney disease, or stomach or intestinal problems such as colitis.
  • If you have severe diarrhea, ask your doctor before taking any medicine to stop the diarrhea.

Cleocin Pediatric (Oral) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing.
  • Blistering, peeling, red skin rash
  • Change in how much or how often you urinate
  • Dark-colored urine or pale stools
  • Fever and sore throat
  • Severe or bloody diarrhea
  • Severe stomach pain
  • Unusual bleeding or bruising
  • Yellow skin or eyes
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Nausea and vomiting, mild stomach pain
  • Vaginal itching or discharge

Cleocin Pediatric (Oral) Ratings

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Cleocin Pediatric (Oral)

Effectiveness: ****

Ease of Use: *

Overall Satisfaction: *


Stephanie, Oklahoma - 09/19/2016

Horrible smell and taste. Pure torture to force it down a 2 year old. Almost impossible to get her to swallow it. Especially all of it, even mixed with chocolate syrup, jam, or ice cream.

Cleocin Pediatric (Oral)

Effectiveness: ***

Ease of Use: ***

Overall Satisfaction: ****


Krushna, Krushna - 01/13/2014

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