Cleocin Phosphate (Injection)

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Cleocin Phosphate (Injection) Drug and Prescription Information

Cleocin Phosphate (Injection)

Cleocin Phosphate (Injection) Medication Classification


Cleocin Phosphate (Injection) Brandname

Cleocin Phosphate

Cleocin Phosphate (Injection) is used for the Treatment

Clindamycin (klin-da-MYE-sin) Treats infections. Belongs to a class of drugs called antibiotics.

When To Not Use Cleocin Phosphate (Injection)

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

How Should You Use Cleocin Phosphate (Injection)


  • Your doctor will prescribe your exact dose and tell you how often it should be given.
  • An IM injection is a shot given in your muscle (upper arm, thigh, buttocks). An IV infusion is medicine that is put directly into your body through one of your veins.
  • This medicine should be given by a person trained to give IV or IM medicine, such as a nurse. Sometimes you, a family member, or friend can be taught to give your medicine.
  • If you are receiving IV medicine, check the bag to make sure there are no leaks. Also make sure the solution is clear.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • This medicine needs to be given on a regular schedule. If you miss a dose, call your doctor for instructions.

Proper Cleocin Phosphate (Injection) Storage

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

What To Avoid While Using Cleocin Phosphate (Injection)

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 taking erythromycin before you take this medicine.

Cleocin Phosphate (Injection) Warnings

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you have kidney, liver, or lung disease, or if you have ever had colitis or bowel disease.
  • If you have severe diarrhea while taking clindamycin, check with your doctor before taking medicine to stop the diarrhea.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before taking clindamycin.
  • If your infection does not improve, or if it gets worse while taking this medicine, talk to your doctor.
  • You may have a bitter taste in your mouth if you are receiving IV clindamycin. This is normal.

Cleocin Phosphate (Injection) Side Effects

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

  • Rash, hives, or blistering or peeling skin
  • Swelling of the face, throat, or lips
  • Wheezing or trouble breathing
  • Severe diarrhea (watery or bloody)
  • Swelling, pain, or redness near where your IV is located
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Mild diarrhea or nausea
  • Vaginal itching or discharge
  • Pain where the IM shot was given

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