Clindamycin (injection and oral)
Clindamycin is an antibiotic medication that is used to treat infections in organs such as the heart, lungs and female reproductive organs. This medication can be injected or taken orally. It works by slowing the growth of bacteria in order to reduce infection.
This medication can cause the build-up of bacteria in the large intestine. In many patients, this causes diarrhea symptoms while taking Clindamycin; in a small number of patients, this side effect leads to a stomach infection called colitis, which is often life-threatening. Patients should only take Clindamycin to combat serious infections that don’t respond to other antibiotics because of the risk of colitis.