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What are the side effects of clindamycin?

Diarrhea is one of the most common side effects that may occur when you take clindamycin and many other antibiotics. It's usually mild, but if you have serious diarrhea, pain in your abdomen or any other related symptoms, tell your doctor. You should also contact your doctor right away if you have any of the following:

  • skin problems such as blisters or a rash
  • yellowing of your skin or eyes
  • difficulty breathing or swallowing
  • urinary problems

Some other common effects you may experience while taking clindamycin include:

  • nausea and/or vomiting
  • painful joints
  • heartburn
  • white patches in your mouth
  • vaginal discharge or discomfort

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