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Cleocin Side Effects May Be Linked To Peudomembranous Colitis Lawsuits

Cleocin | Lawsuit, Lawyer | Side Effects: Peudomembranous Colitis, Diarrhea, Reddish Skin, Burning, Vaginal Infection

Cleocin (generic: Clindamycin) is an antibiotic prescribed in the United States to treat infections of the respiratory tract, skin, pelvis, vagina, and abdomen. Cleocin is available in these forms: oral solution, capsule or injection. Recently, Cleocin has made headlines in China as seven people have died after receiving injection of the drug. Cindamycin phosphate glucose injection in China is produced by the Anhui Huayuan Worldbest Biology Pharmacy Co.

The latest victim a 76-year-old women had been injected with 4 bottles of the medicine experienced shortness of breath and vomiting. On August 4, 2006, The Health Ministry of China issued a nationwide ban on Clindamycin. Local health authorities on August 8, 2006 were instructed to start daily reports on people experiencing adverse reactions to the drug. The daily reporting system was last used as China battled the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in 2003. The ministry also ordered local departments to speed up their drive to bring the injection out of circulation, to avoid any new deaths. The Anhui Company has sold 3.18 million units of the injection to 26 provinces, regions and municipalities throughout China.

  • Peudomembranous colitis
  • Diarrhea
  • Dry skin
  • Reddish skin
  • Skin irritation
  • Skin rash
  • Oiliness
  • Itching
  • Burning
  • Vaginal inflammation
  • Vaginal pain
  • Vaginal infection

Legal Help For Victims Affected By Cleocin

If you or a loved one has been prescribed the antibiotic Cleocin and you experienced serious side effects or death, please fill out the form at the right for a free case evaluation by one of our qualified defective drug attorneys or call us at 1-800-YOURLAWYER (1-800-968-7529).


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Official: China Probes Antibiotic Deaths

Aug 11, 2006 | AP
Chinese investigators are still searching for the cause of at least six deaths among patients who received the same brand of antibiotic, a deputy health minister said Thursday, . Local officials have been ordered to file daily reports on possible new victims, said Jiang Zuojun. State media reports have said dozens of patients developed severe adverse reactions after receiving the drug, such as chest, kidney or stomach pains, vomiting and anaphylactic shock. "We can't tell what was wrong with...

Official says improper production causes antibiotic-related deaths

Aug 11, 2006 | People's Daily Online
China's State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA) on Thursday blamed production faults for a suspect antibiotic injection that has allegedly killed six people. An SFDA spokesman said production of the "Xinfu" drug, manufactured by Anhui Huayuan Worldbest Biology Pharmacy Co., a subsidiary of Shanghai Worldbest Co. Ltd., failed to meet required technical procedures. An investigation team has inspected the pharmaceutical company in east China's Anhui Province and checked the procedures applied in...

Production faults may be reason behind killer drug

Aug 11, 2006 | China Daily
Production faults were cited by health authorities yesterday as a major reason for an antibiotic killing at least seven people nationwide. The output of clindamycin phosphate glucose, manufactured by Anhui Huayuan Worldbest Biology Pharmacy Co, "failed to follow required technical procedures," said a spokesman for the State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA). An investigation team which checked the procedures followed in June and July when the drug was produced found the company's production...

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