Compare Cleocin vs. Gentamicin

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Topical treatment for acne.

Cleocin T (Clindamycin Phosphate) is good for treating many bacterial infections and is available as a generic. If you're taking the vaginal form, you have to avoid sex and tampons for the period your doctor tells you to. The topical form can cause skin sensitivity and irritation.

3.5/ 5 average rating with 115 reviewsforCleocin
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Upsides
  • Available in generic.
  • Topical form treats acne.
  • Available in different oral forms: tablet, capsule, and suspension.
  • Available in forms to treat skin infections and vaginal infections.
  • Used to treat many types of bacterial infections.
  • Less resistance seen in bacteria to this antibiotic. Your doctor may run tests to see which antibiotics will kill the bacteria causing your infection.
  • Can be taken with or without food.
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Downsides
  • Have to take the oral forms with a full glass of liquid or with food since it can cause irritation in your stomach and esophagus.
  • If you're taking the vaginal form, you have to avoid sex and not use tampons for the period your doctor tells you to.
  • If you're allergic to aspirin, your doctor may have to prescribe an alternate.
  • If you have to take live vaccines, talk to your doctor when to take them since Clindamycin can make it less effective.
  • If you're taking the topical form, it can cause sensitivity and irritation.
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Used for
  • Bacterial infection due to Klebsiella pneumoniae Bacterial infection due to Pseudomonas Bacterial meningitis Bacterial sepsis of newborn Bacterial septicemia Citrobacter infection Eye infection Infection due to Enterobacteriaceae Infection due to Escherichia coli Infection of bone Infection of skin AND/OR subcutaneous tissue Infective endocarditis Peritonitis Peritonitis
  • And other gastrointestinal tract infections Proteus infection Respiratory tract infection Serratia marcescens infection Staphylococcal infectious disease Urinary tract infectious disease
  • Actinomycotic infection Appendicitis Cystic fibrosis Febrile neutropenia; Adjunct Female genital infection Infection of uterus
  • Peripartum - Postnatal infection
  • Peripartum Ménière's disease Necrotizing enterocolitis in fetus OR newborn Osteomyelitis Pelvic inflammatory disease Plague Tularemia
Dosage forms
  • Topical
  • Cream, gel, or ointment
  • Foam
  • Vaginal cream
  • Vaginal suppository
  • Injection
  • Eye drops
  • Eye cream, gel, or ointment
  • Cream, gel, or ointment
Price
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Reviews
115 reviews so far
57%
saidit'sworth it
43%
saiditworked well
19%
saidit'sa big hassle

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Side effects
The Cleocin T (Clindamycin Phosphate) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
The Garamycin (Gentamicin) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and risk factors
  • Diarrhea
  • Liver damage
    • History of liver disease
  • Rash
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