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What should I know before taking clindamycin?

You should not take clindamycin if you're allergic to it, another antibiotic called lincomycin (Linocin), aspirin, or the yellow food dye tartrazine. Tell your pharmacist about any drugs (prescription or over-the-counter) you take, as well as vitamins, nutritional supplements, and medicinal herbs, and ask about contraindications with clindamycin. It's also important to tell your pharmacist if you have ever had asthma, allergies, sensitive skin, kidney or liver disease. If you are breast-feeding, pregnant, or plan to become pregnant, or if you will be having any type of surgery, including dental surgery, talk to your medical professional before taking clindamycin.

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