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What should I know about clindamycin phosphate topical solution?

Clindamycin topical solution is dangerous if used incorrectly; never ingest it or overuse it, as it could cause antibiotic-associated colitis (a serious intestinal problem). People who already suffer from colitis or any other intestinal problems should talk to their doctors before using clindamycin topical solution. Do not take any medication for stomach problems while using clindamycin topical solution without first asking your doctor. Non-stomach related problems, such as asthma, eczema and hay fever may also be affected by this drug, so discuss these with your doctor as well. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should talk with their doctors about the risks they would be taking by using clindamycin topical solution before doing so. Parents of children under 12 years of age should do the same. Lastly, ask your dermatologist for tips on how to reduce your chance for side effects, especially if you also use erythromycin or any other products on your skin.

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