Compare Clindesse vs. Bactrim
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.
Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim) is good for treating many bacterial infections and is available as a generic. However, you can be more likely to sunburn.
3.6/ 5 average rating with 473 reviewsforBactrim
- 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.
- Widely available as a generic product and in a variety of formulations (tablet, capsule, suspension).
- Works well to treat many types of bacterial infections
- 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.
- Makes you sensitive to the sun.
- Can upset your stomach
- Drink plenty of water or fluids to avoid harming your kidneys
- May cause birth defects
- Urinary tract infection
- Traveler's diarrhea
- Inner ear infection
- Chronic bronchitis
- Pneumonia in HIV
- Pneumonia prevention in HIV
- Uncomplicated skin and soft tissue infections
- Pertussis (whooping cough)
- Prevention of urinary tract infections
- Treatment and prevention of opportunistic infections in HIV/AIDs patients
- Treatment and prevention of opportunistic infections in transplant patients
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5possible side effects
- Yeast infection14%
- Back pain5%
- Bladder infection2%
The Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
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
- Harm to fetus
- Lower kidney function
- Taking other medicines that lower kidney function