Cleocin is prescribed to treat a wide variety of serious bacterial infections.
Cleocin is an antibiotic which works by stopping the growth of bacteria.
Cleocin only treats bacterial infections. Cleocin will not work for viral infections (e.g., common cold, flu). Unnecessary use or overuse of any antibiotic can lead to its decreased effectiveness.
Cleocin is an antibiotic prescribed to treat acne.
Cleocin side effects that you should report to your health care professional or doctor as soon as possible:
- Skin Dryness;
- Reddened Skin;
- Peeling Skin;
- Mild Diarrhea;
- Upset Stomach;
If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
Remember that your doctor has prescribed Cleocin because the benefit to you is greater
than the risk of side effects. Many people using Cleocin do not have serious side effects.
Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur:
- Joint Pain/Swelling;
- Sore/Painful Throat;
- Yellowing Eyes Or Skin;
Apply a thin film of gel, solution, or lotion to the affected area 2 times a day, or use a solution pledget (application pad). Discard a pledget after you have prescribed it once; you may use more than 1 pledget for a treatment. Do not remove the pledget from its foil container until you are ready to use it.
If you are using the lotion, shake it well immediately before using.
The safety and effectiveness of Cleocin have not been established in children under 12 years of age.