A medication may also have some unintended side effects in addition to its desired effects. Even though not all of these side effects are likely to occur, if they do, medical attention may be required. Immediately consult your doctor or a nurse if any of the following side effects manifest themselves: Skin cracks, heat loss from the body, red, swollen skin, and scaly skin Incidence not known Rare
When combined with amodiaquine or quinine for the treatment of multi-drug resistant Plasmodium falciporum infections. When used to treat infections brought on by susceptible anaerobic bacteria or susceptible strains of gram positive bacteria like Streptococci, Staphylococci, and Pneumococci, clindamycin has been shown to be effective: upper respiratory infections, lower respiratory infections, skin and soft tissue infections, bone and joint infections, pelvic infections, intra-abdominal infections, septicemia and endocarditis, and dental infections.
Ask your pharmacist for a list of the ingredients. Make sure to list the following medications: erythromycin (E.E.S., E-Mycin, Erythrocin, others), indinavir (Crixivan), itraconazole (Sporanox), ketoconazole (Nizoral), nefazodone, nelfinavir (Viracept), rifampin (Rifadin, in Rifamate, in Rifater, Rimactane), Before taking clindamycin, tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to clindamycin, lincomycin (Lincocin), any other medications, or any of the ingredients in clindamycin capsules or solution. Call your doctor if you become pregnant while taking clindamycin, and let them know if you're having surgery, including dental work, if you're taking clindamycin. If you will be taking clindamycin capsules, tell your doctor if you are allergic to aspirin or tartrazine (a yellow dye found in some medications). tell your doctor and pharmacist what prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products you are taking or plan to take. Many other medications may also interact with clindamycin, so be sure to tell your doctor about all the medications you are taking, even those that do not appear on this list. tell your doctor if you have or have ever had asthma, allergies, eczema (sensitive skin that often becomes itchy or irritated) or kidney or liver disease. tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding. The dosage of your medications may need to be adjusted, and your health may need to be closely watched for any side effects.