Clinsol: Side Effects, Overdose and Pregnancy Information
Clinsol is an antibiotic given to treat bacterial infections, vaginal infections and severe acne. Clinsol inhibits the production of protein that anaerobic bacteria need for growth and multiplying. Anaerobic bacteria do not need oxygen to reproduce and are found in abscesses, wounds, tooth infection and infections of the female genital tract. Clinsol may also be used for certain skin infections including acne.
CLINSOL SIDE EFFECTS
Common side effects of Clinsol are diarrhea, colitis, cramps, nausea, and vomiting.
Rare side effects of Clinsol are itching, rash, breathing problems, yellowing of the skin, and joined pain.
Common side effects of Topical Clinsol include dry skin, redness, oily skin, burning and itching. For rare topical side effects of Clinsol, see Warning.
Common side effects of Clinsol vaginal cream are inflamed cervix, vaginitis and irritation. For rare side effects of Clinsol vaginal cream, see Warning.
Clinsol can cause a severe and sometimes fatal intestinal disorder known as colitis. Signs of colitis are diarrhea, bloody, pencil-shape stool, and abdominal cramps. Any form of Clinsol including topical and vaginal cream can cause colitis. For that reason, Clinsol should only be given in serious conditions that cannot be treated by other antibiotics.
Clinsol should be given with caution if you have kidney or liver disease.
Avoid using Clinsol if you are allergic to it or lincomycin.
Avoid sexual intercourse while using the Clinsol vaginal cream.
CLINSOL AND PREGNANCY
Clinsol does cross the fetus. If you are or planning to be pregnant, discuss with your doctor, its potential risks versus its benefits before using the drug. Nursing mothers should switch to bottle-feed while taking Clinsol.
CLINSOL AND DOSES
150-450 mg every 6 hours.
3.5-11 mg/lb. of body weight/ 3-4 doses a day.
Apply enough with fingertips to cover the infected area and massage until foam disappears.
Insert 1 per day for 3 successive days.
Topical Lotion :
Wash and dry the skin before applying the lotion. Apply enough to form a thin coat twice daily.
Vaginal Cream :
Insert 1 applicator worth at bedtime for 7 days. (Exception: Clindesse requires only 1 at any time during the day).
Clinsol overdose symptoms include severe diarrhea and heightened side effect symptoms. In case of Clinsol overdose, seek medical attention right away.
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