Compare Clindesse vs. azithromycin
Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.
Treats bacterial vaginal infections with a single dose.
Clindesse (clindamycin) treats vaginal infections and is very easy to use.
Treats bacterial infections.
Zithromax (azithromycin) is good for treating many bacterial infections and is available in generic form. However, it may cause headache, dizziness, or rash.
4.0/ 5 average rating with 909 reviewsforazithromycin
- Very easy to use and works within a few days.
- Generic available, so cost is lower.
- Doesn't have many side effects.
- You can stand up and walk around right after you use it, so you can use it at any time of day.
- Available as a generic in the tablet and suspension form.
- The suspension can be used if you have problems swallowing.
- Used to treat many types of bacterial infections.
- Bacteria is less resistant to this antibiotic, meaning that Zithromax (azithromycin) will fight off the bacteria better. Your doctor may run tests to see which antibiotics will kill the bacteria causing your infection.
- Immediate release form can be taken with or without food.
- Can cause yeast infections in some women.
- After using Clindesse (clindamycin), must avoid sex and using tampons for 7 days.
- Can very rarely cause severe diarrhea.
- Cannot be used if you have bowel diseases like Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis.
- Must space out antacids by at least 2 hours.
- Use with caution if you have liver disease.
- Must be used with caution if you are on medications to thin the blood (anticoagulants) because of increased risk of bleeding.
- Extended-release liquid
Want to save even more money?
Sign up now for a 30-day trial and save up to 95% at CVS, Kroger, Albertsons, and other pharmacies.
Not enough review data.Leave a review
5possible side effects
- Yeast infection14%
- Back pain5%
- Bladder infection2%
3possible side effects
- Abdominal pain2%
Risks and risk factors
- Allergy alert
- Known allergy to clindamycin
- Known allergy to lincosamides
- Severe diarrhea
- History of Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea
- Crohn's disease
- Ulcerative colitis
- Regional enteritis
- Weakened condoms and vaginal diaphragms
- Safety in girls who haven't started puberty
- Diarrhea caused by bacteria (Clostridium difficile)
- Liver damage
- History of liver disease
- Myasthenia gravis
- Myasthenia gravis
- Serious allergic reaction
- Abnormal heartbeat
- QT prolongation
- Drugs that cause prolonged QT interval
- Abnormal electrolytes