Clindesse Cream reviews – what are side effects of Clindesse Cream and does Clindesse Cream work?
Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is a complex polymicrobial infection that results from an overgrowth of a number of different bacterial species and is the most common vaginal infection in women of childbearing age. Clindesse Cream has been used to treat 2.2 million women and is the first and only single-dose therapy approved for the treatment of BV in non-pregnant women.
Women with BV often self-diagnose and try over-the-counter anti-fungal creams used for yeast infections, which are not effective in treating BV. According to one study published in 2002 of women seeking OTC treatments for self-diagnosed yeast infections, 66% of women had misdiagnosed their condition, which reinforces the importance of being examined by a healthcare provider to diagnose and determine the appropriate treatment.
Clindesse Cream is indicated for the treatment of bacterial vaginosis (formerly referred to as Haemophilus vaginitis, Gardnerella vaginitis, nonspecific vaginitis, Corynebacterium vaginitis, or anaerobic vaginosis) in non-pregnant women. There are no adequate and well-controlled studies of Clindesse in pregnant women.
Clindesse Cream contains mineral oil. Mineral oil may weaken latex or rubber products such as condoms or vaginal contraceptive diaphragms. Due to this, the use of these contraceptives is not recommended during treatment with Clindesse or for 5 days following treatment. During this time period, condoms may not work reliably to prevent pregnancy or to protect against HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases.
You should not use Clindesse if you have had an allergic reaction to clindamycin or other drugs in this class (lincosamides). Allergic reactions to other drugs containing clindamycin have included rash, hives, and life-threatening allergic reactions (anaphylaxis).
You should not use Clindesse if you have certain bowel diseases, including Crohn’s disease (regional enteritis), ulcerative colitis, or a history of Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea (CDAD). CDAD has been reported with nearly all antibiotics, including clindamycin. CDAD may range from mild diarrhea to a fatal inflammation of the colon. Contact your healthcare provider if you experience diarrhea following antibiotic use.