Drug information provided by: IBM Micromedex. If your symptoms do not improve within a few days, or if they become worse, check with your doctor. It is important that you visit your doctor after you have used all your medicine to make sure that the infection is gone. This medicine may cause some people to become dizzy.
Vaginal clindamycin is used to treat bacterial vaginosis an infection caused by an overgrowth of harmful bacteria in the vagina. Clindamycin is in a class of medications called lincomycin antibiotics. It works by slowing or stopping the growth of bacteria. Vaginal clindamycin cannot be used to treat vaginal irritation caused by yeast infections or by sexually transmitted diseases such as chlamydia and trichomoniasis.
Bacterial vaginosis is a common condition. It is a bacterial infection of the vagina and is caused by an overgrowth of normal bacteria. The main symptom is a vaginal discharge, often with a noticeable fishy smell. The infection may clear without treatment, or it can be treated with an antibiotic cream such as clindamycin. Clindamycin cream is applied into the vagina using an applicator.
Medically reviewed by Drugs. Last updated on May 15, This is not a list of all drugs or health problems that interact with clindamycin vaginal cream. Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take clindamycin vaginal cream with all of your drugs and health problems.