Pediatric and Off-Label Indications for Cleocin

Can Children Use Cleocin?

Oral and injectable forms of Cleocin are approved for use in children. In general, the products applied to the skin to treat acne are not approved for children under the age of 12. Vaginal Cleocin products are not approved for use in children.

Off-Label Cleocin Uses

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend this drug for something other than the uses discussed previously in this article (this would be known as an "off-label" use).
Using oral Cleocin for nonserious infections (such as acne) is an off-label use, as is using Cleocin to treat parasitic infections such as malaria. Also, prescribing the medicine to prevent endocarditis (a heart infection) in certain people before procedures (such as dental procedures) is a common off-label use.
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