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Cleocin is an antibiotic used to treat certain bacterial infections, such as serious respiratory tract infections, acne, and female pelvic infections. Various forms of this medication are available, including skin products, solutions, capsules, and injections. On occasion, a healthcare provider may recommend off-label uses for Cleocin, such as treating and preventing other types of skin infections.
What Is Cleocin Used For?Cleocin® (clindamycin) is a prescription antibiotic. It is available in several different forms and is approved for a variety of different uses. Oral or injectable forms of Cleocin are used to treat the following infections:
- Abdominal (stomach) infections or abscesses
- Female pelvic infections
- Serious respiratory tract infections
- Serious skin infections
- Serious soft tissue infections
- Bone, joint, or bloodstream infections (injectable form only).