Clindamycin vs Vancomycin

Clindamycin
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Vancomycin
(Rx)
Clindamycin is a vaginal product and an antibiotic.
Vancomycin is an antibiotic.
Satisfaction Score
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3.0
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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2.6
Slightly Satisfied
Concern level
1.9
Concern level
2.4
Approval Date
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Not Available
Not Available
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
30,240 Discussions
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Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Acne
#2 for Infection
#3 for MRSA
Clindamycin is prescribed for Acne and Infection and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Infection
#2 for MRSA
#4 for Sepsis
Vancomycin is prescribed for Infection and MRSA and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Cli
Allergy
10
Diarrhea
7
Nausea
3
Depression
2
Headaches
1
Stomach Pain
1
Colitis
1
Heartburn
1
Anxiety
1
Vomiting
1
Van
Diarrhea
10
Allergy
8
Tiredness
4
Wounds
4
Nausea
3
UTI
3
IBS
3
Stomach Pain
2
Colitis
2
Vomiting
2
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3
3
Depression
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2
0
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0
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2
Colitis
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0
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Diarrhea
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10
7
Allergy
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8
10
Tiredness
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4
0
Wounds
Van
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4
0
Nausea
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3
3
UTI
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3
0
IBS
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3
0
Stomach Pain
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2
1
Colitis
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2
1
Vomiting
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2
1
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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C Category C
Before taking Vancomycin during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Clindamycin and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Vancomycin and alcohol.
Method of use
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Injection, Pill
Dosages
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No methods of use & dosage information found
Solution: 5 gram, 10 gram, 500 mg, 750 mg, 1000 mg, 250 mg/5 mL, 500 mg/6 mL
Syringe: 125 mg/2.5 mL, 250 mg/2.5 mL, 250 mg/5 mL
Capsule: 125 mg, 250 mg
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Clindamycin Phosphate , Clindamycin Hcl , Clindamycin Palmitate Hcl
Vancomycin Hcl, Vancomycin in dextrose; iso-osmotic
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Clindamycin and Vancomycin: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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