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Possible Bothersome Side Effects

For many medications, the prescribing information carefully explains the exact percentage of side effects that were seen in clinical trials. However, the prescribing information for almost all older medications, including many Cleocin medications, provides only vague information on potential side effects, with no percentages.
Therefore, it can be difficult to know exactly how common (or how rare) the side effects of such medications may be. In addition, the many different forms of Cleocin may have significantly different side effects.
Some of the possible side effects of oral or injectable Cleocin can include:
The most common side effects of Cleocin skin products (for acne treatment) include:
  • Dryness
  • Redness
  • Burning
  • Itching
  • Peeling.
The most common side effect of Cleocin vaginal products is a vaginal fungal infection, such as a yeast infection.

Final Thoughts

You may experience some or none of the Cleocin side effects listed in this article. Unfortunately, there is no way for your healthcare provider to know beforehand if you will have problems with a medicine that you have never tried.
Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any adverse reactions while taking Cleocin or if you experience something that "just does not seem right." While it may not be related to the medicine, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.
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