Therefore, it is worth asking the doctor why he chose these medicines for you.
Also on the topic: How to take antibiotics
When is clindamycin prescribed?
Clindamycin is often prescribed for people with bacterial infections: acne, blood infections, infections of the female genital tract, infections of bones and joints, sepsis and infections of the lungs.
In the United States, doctors are advised to prescribe this antibiotic only when there is no other option. For example, in the case of penicillin allergies. This warning came from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Health.News reports.
Clindamycin may cause fatal diarrhea
What is dangerous clindamycin?
One of the biggest risks is colitis – a serious inflammation of the inner lining of the colon. Although diarrhea is a fairly common side effect of all antibiotics, this drug can cause a very severe form of diarrhea.
Excessive growth of the bacterium Clostridium difficile, due to the ability to change the bacterial composition of the colon. This bacterium can create a toxin that leads to diarrhea associated with C. difficile, or CDAD. This is a life-threatening infection, and in this case, you must immediately stop taking the antibiotic.
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