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Clindamycin

Clindamycin

Common Uses

Some Potential Side Effects

Respiratory infections

Rash, sometimes severe skin reactions

Abnormal heart rhythm

* Almost any antibiotic can cause Clostridioides difficile–induced diarrhea and inflammation of the colon (colitis), but clindamycin, penicillins, cephalosporins, and fluoroquinolones are the most common causes.