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Hi!

I have used Clindamycin once or twice (individual times like once a day, not for long periods). I don't really like it, but may have to use it. I used to use Benzaclin and I liked that better. Do either of you know if Clindamycin (Cleocin) is safe to use during pregnancy?

Thank you and good luck with your treatment!
Quote from totallyconfused:
Hi!

I have used Clindamycin once or twice (individual times like once a day, not for long periods). I don't really like it, but may have to use it. I used to use Benzaclin and I liked that better. Do either of you know if Clindamycin (Cleocin) is safe to use during pregnancy?

Thank you and good luck with your treatment!



Yes, Clindamycin IS safe during pregnancy :) Aside from Erythromycin topical cream, it is one of the few that doctors will prescribe. I used both Clindamycin and Erythromycin. Neither totally cleared up my skin, but they did help to control the acne. Word of warning: Some people do develop resistence to antibiotic creams after a while. For some people, it takes months. For others, it takes years. I developed a resistence to Erythromycin after two years.