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Can clindamycin be used for bladder infection?

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Clindamycin would not be a first choice for an uncomplicated bladder or urinary tract infection. If a bladder infection remained untreated, leading to sepsis, clindamycin might be indicated if the bacteria in question were susceptible to it, according to WebMD.

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Clindamycin is an antibiotic used to treat serious bacterial infections, according to RxList.com. Nausea, vomiting and diarrhea are common side effects. The drug carries a black-box warning relating to the risk of developing severe diarrhea, colitis, toxic megacolon and other life-threatening intestinal disorders during treatment. Anyone developing severe, watery diarrhea with or without blood in the stool should discontinue the drug and contact a physician as soon as possible.

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