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Can You Get Cleocin (Clindamycin) Online?

Yes, licensed medical doctors can prescribe Cleocin (Clindamycin) online after a medical evaluation.

You can speak with one of our online doctors to learn more about Clindamycin. Book an online appointment with one of our top doctors using your phone or computer.

During your virtual visit, a physician will review your symptoms and medical history to provide a diagnosis. If the doctor determines that a patient would qualify for Clindamycin, they can write a prescription and electronically send it to a nearby pharmacy for pickup.


What Is Cleocin (Clindamycin)?

Clindamycin is an antibiotic that is used to treat bacterial infections. It belongs to a class of medications called antibiotics.

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What Is Clindamycin Used For?

Clindamycin is used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections, including:

  • Blood infections
  • Internal organ infections
  • Female reproductive organ infections
  • Skin infections
  • Lung infections

Antibiotics such as clindamycin will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections, according to MedlinePlus. Using antibiotics when they are not needed increases your risk of getting an infection later that resists antibiotic treatment.

How Does Clindamycin Work?

Clindamycin works by stopping or slowing the growth of bacteria. This process happens by disrupting the bacterial protein synthesis, which keeps bacteria from attaching itself to host cells.

What Dosage of Clindamycin is Typically Prescribed?

Your clindamycin dosage will depend on your medical condition and your doctor’s determination in response to your treatment.

For children, the dosage of clindamycin will also be based on the weight of the child.

You can take this medication with or without food. However, you should take clindamycin with at least eight ounces of water. A common dosage is to take one pill three or four times a day or as directed by your doctor. Every individual is different and your dosage will be determined by your doctor based on your diagnosis. You should not lie down for at least 10 minutes after taking clindamycin.

For maximum effectiveness, take clindamycin at evenly spaced intervals throughout your course of treatment. For example, take your medication at the same time every day.

You should feel better within a few days of taking clindamycin. Continue taking the full course of medication as your doctor prescribed, even if you feel better or your symptoms disappear. If you stop taking your medication too early, your infection may not entirely disappear and can become resistant to antibiotic treatment.

What Conditions Does Clindamycin Treat?

Clindamycin can be used to treat a number of conditions, such as:

It can also be used to treat more serious conditions, such as malaria (an infection spread by mosquitoes) and Endocarditis.

What are the Side Effects of Clindamycin?

Generally, clindamycin is well tolerated but may cause certain side effects. More mild side effects may include:

  • Joint pain
  • White patches in your mouth or on your tongue
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Difficulty or pain with swallowing
  • Metallic taste in your mouth
  • Heartburn
  • Itching or burning of the vagina
  • White, thick vaginal discharge

Rarely, some side effects may become serious. Talk with your doctor right away or seek emergency medical treatment if any of the following symptoms become severe or do not go away.

  • Hives
  • Rash
  • Hoarseness
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Itching
  • Blistering or peeling on your skin
  • Decrease or difficulty urinating
  • Eyes or skin turns yellow
  • Swelling of your feet, ankles, lower legs, hands, face lips, eyes, throat, or tongue

What are Considerations and Precautions of Clindamycin?

Before starting clindamycin, tell your doctor if you have any previous allergic reactions or if you are allergic to lincomycin. You should also talk with your doctor about your medical history, especially if you have any of the following conditions:

  • Kidney disease
  • Liver disease
  • Intestinal disease
  • Allergic conditions such as hay fever, eczema, or asthma

Because clindamycin can cause some live bacterial vaccines to not be as effective, it is recommended that you or your child do not have any vaccinations or immunizations while using this antibiotic unless your doctor advises you to do so.

Before you have surgery or a dental procedure, be sure to tell your doctor or dentist that you are taking clindamycin.

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding before you start this medication. Clindamycin can pass into your breast milk. Decide with your doctor if the benefits outweigh the risks of taking this antibiotic medication.

Clindamycin and other antibiotics can sometimes cause an overgrowth of bacteria in the large intestine. This overgrowth can cause a mild case of diarrhea or, in more serious cases, an inflammation of the large intestine called colitis. These issues can potentially develop during your treatment or up to several months afterward.

Call your doctor as soon as possible if you start to develop more severe symptoms, such as:

  • Stomach cramps
  • Fever
  • Watery or bloody stools
  • Diarrhea

Can You Request a Clindamycin Prescription Online?

Yes, you can request a clindamycin prescription online by scheduling an online medical consultation with a doctor. A licensed physician will assess your medical history and current medical condition; if you qualify for clindamycin, the doctor will write you a prescription that will be electronically sent to a pharmacy to be filled.

Telehealth is not appropriate for serious conditions that require immediate attention or emergency care. If you experience any life-threatening issues, call 911 or go to an emergency room immediately.

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