CLINDAMYCIN PHOSPHATE Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • diarrhea from an infection with Clostridium difficile bacteria

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea

INFREQUENT side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • inflammation of the skin due to an allergy
  • itching
  • hives
  • a skin rash

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • thrush
  • a yeast infection of the vagina and vulva
  • inflammation of the esophagus
  • inflammation or infection of the vagina
  • itching of the genital area

RARE side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • decreased blood platelets
  • very low levels of granulocytes, a type of white blood cell
  • low levels of a type of white blood cell called neutrophils
  • increased eosinophils in the blood
  • an ulcer in the esophagus
  • damage to the liver and inflammation
  • blockage of normal bile flow
  • decreased kidney function
  • inflammation of the skin with blisters
  • erythema multiforme, a type of allergic skin reaction
  • a skin disorder with blistering and peeling skin called toxic epidermal necrolysis
  • a skin disorder with blistering and peeling skin called Stevens-Johnson syndrome
  • skin rash with sloughing
  • abnormal liver function tests
  • a significant type of allergic reaction called anaphylaxis
  • a type of allergic reaction called angioedema
  • a hypersensitivity reaction to a drug
  • a yellowing of the eyes or skin from buildup of bilirubin called jaundice
  • a type of skin disorder called acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis
  • a type of significant allergic skin reaction called DRESS syndrome

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • arthritis
  • taste impairment

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