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Review: could Clindamycin cause Abdominal pain?

Summary: Abdominal pain could be caused by Clindamycin, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Accutane, and have Blood pressure.

We study 1,080 people who have side effects while taking Clindamycin from FDA and social media. Among them, 34 have Abdominal pain. Find out below who they are, when they have Abdominal pain and more.

On Apr, 15, 2014: 1,051 people reported to have side effects when taking Clindamycin hydrochloride. Among them, 34 people (3.24%) have Abdominal Pain. They amount to 0.01% of all the 612,724 people who have Abdominal Pain on eHealthMe.

Trend of Abdominal pain in Clindamycin hydrochloride reports

Time on Clindamycin hydrochloride when people have Abdominal pain * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Abdominal pain80.00%20.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Abdominal pain when taking Clindamycin hydrochloride * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Abdominal pain0.00%0.00%0.00%11.11%22.22%11.11%11.11%44.44%

Severity of Abdominal pain when taking Clindamycin hydrochloride ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Abdominal pain0.00%50.00%0.00%50.00%

How people recovered from Abdominal pain ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Abdominal pain100.00%0.00%0.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Blood pressure (3 people, 8.82%)
  2. Anaemia (3 people, 8.82%)
  3. Blood cholesterol (3 people, 8.82%)
  4. Sinus disorder (3 people, 8.82%)
  5. Arthritis (3 people, 8.82%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Accutane (5 people, 14.71%)
  2. Lipitor (5 people, 14.71%)
  3. Cleocin t (5 people, 14.71%)
  4. Minocycline hcl (5 people, 14.71%)
  5. Folic acid (4 people, 11.76%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • I went to the emergency room because I noticed that the bottom of my face was swollen on the right side next to my chin. I was not in any pain, but thought it was strange and because I had never noticed anything like that before. The doctor was not sure what was wrong with me, said he thought it was a blocked salivary gland, and prescribed me ciproflaxin and clyndamyacin. I have been perscribed both medications at seperate times no more than 2 years before this happened without having any marked adverse response. I filled the perscriptions immediately after leaving the hospital and took them once I arrived at home. Shortly, (10-40 minutes - less than one hour) after I took both pills together as instructed at the hospital, I started having extreme stomach pain and cramps, so extreme that i was writhing in pain and said that i felt like i had been poisoned. I lay down to try to go to bed becasue i was in so much pain, and woke up 1-2 hours later, itching more severely than ever before everywhere on my body including my scalp, the palms of my hands, and the soles of my feet. When I turned on the light I saw that my entire body was completely red and covered with hives, then my face started swelling up, my lips, cheeks, eyes, it seemed like my entire head was swelling. I'm not certain if my tongue was swelling or if i started having a panic attack that made it seem difficult to breathe (i have had panic attacks before). went to emergency room was treated with epi-pen, pepcid, benadryl, among other meds i cannot recall. nothing like this has ever occured before or since.

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