- Benzoyl Peroxide
- Penicillin G Potassium
- Generic drugs are chemically identical to brand-name drugs in terms of active ingredient(s), intended use, quality, dosage, safety, bioavailability and effectiveness.
- Generic drugs are cheaper than brand-name drugs.
What is Generic for Cleocin* used for?
Generic for Cleocin* (Clindamycin) is a miscellaneous antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections. This medicine is available in gel and capsule forms. Topical Generic for Cleocin* (gel) is used to help control acne. Clindamycin capsule is used to treat certain types of bacterial infections, which include lung infections, skin infections, blood infections, internal organ infections, and so on. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Cleocin*?
The dosage of Generic for Cleocin* prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label. The following dosage information includes the common dose of Generic for Cleocin*. If your dose is different, do not follow the dosage described below unless your physician has approved.
Apply a thin film of Clindamycin gel twice daily to the affected area.
The recommended dosage of Clindamycin capsule is between 150 and 300 mg.
What if you miss a dose of Generic for Cleocin*?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to use Generic for Cleocin* medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, use it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.
What if you overdose on Generic for Cleocin*?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Generic for Cleocin* (capsule), seek medical attention immediately. Some of the overdose symptoms of this drug are changes in behavior, convulsions, and depression.
What other drugs could interact with Generic for Cleocin*?
- After-shave lotion
- Other acne products including benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, or tretinoin
- Medicated cosmetics, including cover-up preparations
- Skin cleansers or medicated soaps
- Shaving cream or lotion
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Generic for Cleocin*.
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Generic for Cleocin*, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Generic for Cleocin* (capsule) can interact with vaccines that contain live bacteria.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the side effects of Generic for Cleocin*?
Like other medicines, Generic for Cleocin* can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Generic for Cleocin* are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Generic for Cleocin* cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Generic for Cleocin* develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Generic for Cleocin* (capsule) can cause side effects such as nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are using Generic for Cleocin*.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Cleocin*?
Is it possible for me to use Generic for Cleocin* with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I use Generic for Cleocin*?
What are the possible drug interactions of Generic for Cleocin*?
How will Generic for Cleocin* work in my body?
How should Generic for Cleocin* be used?
How to reduce the risk of Generic for Cleocin* drug interactions and side effects?
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists, or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Generic for Cleocin* is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.