Tongue discoloration effect of Clindamycin

We have 607 consumer reports for Clindamycin. Tongue discoloration effect occurred in 2%.

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  1. Leroy Z. Berry says:
    4.5 rating

    Clindamycin for Dental inflammation

    Dentist prescription for root canal treatment / inflammation above the tooth. From the 3rd day of taking rash and pustules. Bitter taste and dizziness / circulatory problem was added. From the 4th day of taking abdominal cramps and dark diarrhea. On the 6th day the tongue turned black and I got well-founded fear. My dentist decided to stop immediately! Why is one prescribing such a drug in the 67% negative reviews in the forums? My dentist advised me not to prescribe the cheap junk anymore. I will keep the package leaflet well and pay attention to possible consequential damages; but with the hope that the concomitant symptoms gradually improve.

  2. Diane A. Mathews says:
    4.5 rating

    Clindamycin for Dental treatment; Dental inflammation

    After 4 hours of the first dose, I noticed a slight burning in the front tongue area. I thought it but nothing and therefore continue to take nice …. After the second dose I had already light no blisters on the edges of the tongue and the tongue was discolored whitish. Evening then after the third intake it started. I have never experienced something like that. Circulatory collapse, 40 fever, continuous vomiting, wheals on the tongue, the entire oral mucosa lifts off. Have since today only raw meat in the mouth and could go up the walls in pain. Then in the emergency room to the hospital. The tipped on ne drug intolerance. Since last night drug no longer taken. Since then no nausea, tongue no longer hurts, but is completely deaf. Hope this will stop soon. Have lost 2kg within 2 days.

  3. Kim B. Fennell says:
    4.0 rating

    Clindamycin for Dental treatment

    Got this drug from the dentist and took it as prescribed every 8 hours. There were no problems, they are easy to swallow. On the 4th day after, I got a dark brown tongue and itching all over my body. Was at the family doctor, who also said that it comes from the drug. Today is the 9th day after discontinuation of the drug and my tongue is still a little brown, the itching decreased after taking an antiallergic.

    Side effects: Tongue discoloration; Itching