Clindamycin Class Action Lawsuit

Clindamycin is an antibiotic medication prescribed to millions of patients for various bacterial infections. While it is generally considered safe, concerns have been raised about potential side effects and risks associated with the medication. Recently, a class action lawsuit has been filed against the manufacturers of clindamycin, alleging that the drug has caused serious harm to patients. This article will explore the details of the clindamycin class action lawsuit and what you need to know if you have taken the medication.

What is Clindamycin?

Clindamycin is an antibiotic used to treat various bacterial infections, including pneumonia, strep throat, and acne. It works by stopping the growth and spread of bacteria in the body. The drug is available in various forms, including capsules, injections, and topical creams.

The Clindamycin Class Action Lawsuit

Recently, concerns have been raised about potential side effects and risks associated with clindamycin. These concerns have led to a class action lawsuit being filed against the drug manufacturers. The lawsuit alleges that the drug has caused serious harm to patients, including a risk of developing a potentially deadly condition called Clostridium difficile (C. diff) Colitis.

What is Clostridium difficile (C. diff) Colitis?

Clostridium difficile (C. diff) colitis is a serious condition that can cause severe diarrhea, fever, and abdominal pain. It is caused by a bacterium called Clostridium difficile, which can be found in some people’s gut. While it is normally harmless, if the balance of bacteria in the gut is disrupted, C. diff can grow out of control and cause illness.

How Does Clindamycin Increase the Risk of C. diff Colitis?

Clindamycin can disrupt the balance of bacteria in the gut, which can increase the risk of developing C. diff colitis. This is because clindamycin is a broad-spectrum antibiotic that can kill off a wide range of bacteria, including the good ones that help keep C. diff in check.

Who Can Join the Clindamycin Class Action Lawsuit?

If you have taken clindamycin and experienced serious side effects, you may be eligible to join the class action lawsuit. The lawsuit is open to anyone who has taken the drug and suffered harm.

What Compensation Can You Receive?

If the lawsuit is successful, those who have suffered harm from clindamycin may be entitled to compensation. This could include compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.

What Should You Do if You Have Taken Clindamycin?

You should speak to your doctor if you have taken clindamycin and are concerned about potential side effects or risks. They can provide you with information about the medication’s risks and benefits and help you make an informed decision about whether or not to continue taking it.

How Can You Stay Safe When Taking Clindamycin?

If you are taking clindamycin, there are steps you can take to reduce your risk of developing serious side effects or complications. These include taking the medication exactly as prescribed, avoiding alcohol while taking the medication, and informing your doctor if you experience any unusual symptoms.


The clindamycin class action lawsuit highlights the potential risks associated with this common antibiotic medication. If you have taken clindamycin and have experienced serious side effects, you may be eligible to join the lawsuit and receive compensation. However, it is important to speak to your doctor about any concerns you may have about taking clindamycin, as they can provide valuable information and advice on staying safe while using the medication.


What is clindamycin used for?

Clindamycin is an antibiotic used to treat various bacterial infections, including pneumonia, strep throat, and acne.

What are the potential side effects of clindamycin?

Common side effects of clindamycin include stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. More serious side effects may include severe allergic reactions, liver damage, and the development of Clostridium difficile (C. diff) Colitis.

What is a class action lawsuit?

A class action lawsuit is a legal action brought by a group of people who have suffered harm due to a common cause. In this case, the class action lawsuit is being taken by people who have taken clindamycin and suffered harm.

How can I join the clindamycin class action lawsuit?

If you have taken clindamycin and have suffered harm. As a result, you may be eligible to join the class action lawsuit. It would help if you spoke to a lawyer specializing in this area to learn more.

What should I do if I am taking clindamycin?

If you are taking clindamycin, speaking to your doctor about any concerns you may have is important. They can provide you with valuable information and advice on how to stay safe while using the medication. Additionally, you should take the medication exactly as prescribed, avoid alcohol while taking the medication, and inform your doctor if you experience any unusual symptoms.

The C.V. NAPA lawsuit which was filed against the makers of Clindamycin is one of the first class action lawsuits in the United States to be filed on behalf of consumers who have been injured by the use of this antifungal drug. The manufacturers were aware of the risk of such a lawsuit being filed but they still marketed their drug as “safe” throughout the United States. It is currently facing legal challenges in various courts across the country. If you are one of those individuals who have been affected by this dangerous drug and are seeking compensation, it is important to understand the class action lawsuit process.

The suit was filed in Federal Court on behalf of Class Representatives of the U.S. Postal Service, the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), the National Security Agency (NSA) and other members of the Class.

Plaintiffs were able to claim a financial reward based on the extent of their injuries. Although the Classifieds had been provided with a copy of the labels from the manufacturer of Clindamycin, the FDA did not include these in its list of ingredients.

This means that the Class was never made aware that there could be such serious side effects associated with the taking of Clindamycin.

After the lawsuit was filed, the FDA was asked to add the Class to its list of approved drugs. At this point, it appears that the agency has done nothing to remedy this situation. With no cure available and with millions of Americans suffering from this debilitating condition, the Class has little to lose.

Unfortunately, this is just the beginning of the case. There will be many more parties filing suit and trying to recover their losses. A pre-trial investigation into the manufacturing processes of Clindamycin is expected. No manufacturer has been able to defend itself from this case. In addition to having their reputation severely damaged, the manufacturers stand to lose millions in potential profits as well.

The company is facing a Class Action Lawsuit on Product Liability and a False Advertising Class Action Lawsuit.

The manufacturer has acknowledged that there was a problem with the manufacturing process, but has denied negligence per se. There are legal experts who feel otherwise. After reviewing the case, we agree with those legal analysts who believe a case should be filed with the Food and Drug Administration rather than with a private individual. The FDA regulates thousands of products including prescription medications.

The case can be brought by any individual who has suffered an injury due to the negligence of the manufacturer. Plaintiffs will have to show proof of the company’s knowledge and/or failure to act. If proven, the case can lead to a large financial settlement for the Class.

In some cases, the FDA can approve a Class Action Lawsuit against a manufacturer of a particular drug, even if another company may be responsible for the same injury.

The FDA can also settle the case outside of court, thereby avoiding a lengthy court battle. If the case were to proceed in court, the manufacturers’ defense would be that they are not liable for injuries because they follow all safety guidelines and are not aware of any safety issues concerning their drugs or treatment process.

When seeking either a lawsuit loan or settlement loan from either a lawsuit funding firm or debt consolidation service, be sure to thoroughly investigate both before signing any agreements.

Never sign a confidentiality agreement or release form without first consulting your attorney. You may be entitled to additional damages if you are unable to proceed with the lawsuit. Keep in mind that you will not be able to receive compensation if you lose your case and the manufacturer files a motion to dismiss without first having the case considered by a judge. You do not want to put yourself in a worse situation after filing your lawsuit when you have tried your best and have been unable to obtain the compensation you deserve.

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41 Responses

  1. Linda Ashby says:

    I was prescribed Clindamycin on June 16th 2021 by a dentist. My joints began to ache after the 3rd day – Now I can barely raise my right arm without ungodly pain. It wakes me at night and I have list all strength in my left arm. What do I do about this? The dentist was NO help.

    • Ed says:

      I am replying here because it can’t be added to any more comments. A dentist prescribed 300mg of Clyndamycin 3x a day for 7 days. 3 weeks after I was in the hospital, because of c diff, specialists told me never to take that antibiotic again. 3 times of cdiff recurrences 3 times in the hospital almost 9 months of c diff and now pancolitis Drs say I may lose my colon. I WANT JUSTICE!

      • Carly says:

        Whatever you do. Take a probiotic. After Clindamycin sent me to the E.R. I have never been the same. They wanted to give me 3 more antibiotics bc of cliff. I took probiotics…and did a veggie and rice diet for 2weeks..then it brought me back to somewhat normal. My insides are not the same. My entire system was inflamed. Horrible. The Dentist could have just prescribed amoxicillin. I think they push these new antibiotics, to use for research. Not ok.

  2. Susan Canavan says:

    I have not been the same since I took this awful drug. I have severe cramps everyday in my stomach, I feel nachious, food burns my stomach.

  3. Susan Canavan says:

    I have had major additional problems .
    Who can I talk to about medical complications ?
    What law firm do I contact ? Is there a number to call class action suite ?

  4. Pamela Mowry says:

    I would like to be included in this class action suit. I am on my 4th bout with c Diff after being prescribed this medication in June & am now looking at antibody therapy to cure me. This has been a life altering experience no one should have to go through.

  5. Heather Caamano says:

    I took clindamycin in April of 2021 , diagnosed with Cdiff 2nd the week of May. About a week after clindamycin, I began to have watery diarrhea, blood in stool, loss of appetite, and severe dehydration. I have been hospitalized 3x for Cdiff and just got rid of it in June. I am not not able to eat most foods I had before, I suffer from IBS as well. I was normal before, active and healthy. It’s changed my life for the worst 🙁

  6. maxine kirk says:

    Dentist gave me 300 mg clindamycin for a tooth infection in April 2021, contacted c-diff days later. went through two vancomycin regimens since and it keeps coming back. These drugs to fight this are expensive and I want to be compensated for the cost, let alone all the diapers and inconvenience of taking care of a woman with MS who can’t get herself on the commode. This drug needs to be taken off the market or at least put a severe warning on the label. Am very frustrated that the consumer has no recall against big pharma.

  7. Donald browder says:

    Before I took this drug I felt normal now I suffer from headaches chronic gastric distress and digestive issues I would like to be a part of this class action lawsuit.

    • Lulubelle ziko says:

      How i Part of this lawsuit these people were destroying me I feel horrible please help someone tell me what to do with a girl or who to call please someone anyone

  8. Donald browder says:

    I was normal before I took this drug prescribed from a dentist no I have headaches chronic digestive issues including acid reflux and stomach pain all in which I never had before please allow me to be a part of this class action lawsuit thank you.

  9. Kelly Landerman says:

    On November 8th, 2021, I too was recently prescribed clindamycin (150 mg 3x a day enough for a week) by my dentist for having a tooth infection since I’ve started taking this I have had nothing but headaches daily non stop (nothing helps the headaches) stomach has pains in it and heartburn is seriously bad I have a bump on my chin that looked like a pimple but was only a red bump that is still there and a rash inside my mouth and a very sore tongue that has red dots on it and what looks like a thick white film on my tongue these symptoms have accused since taking this except the red dots in my mouth those started November 12th, I didn’t know if this was normal For the clindamycin or not because I had never taken it before please let me know if I can be a part of this lawsuit.

  10. Carly says:

    I had all my E R. medical records. Please contact me to be a part of this lawsuit. I still have some issues from my E.R. visit.

  11. Debi S says:

    The dentist prescribed Clindamycin 300mg 4x a day, for a week, for a tooth infection, before root canal. A week after finishing the prescription I had severe diarrhea and cramping. This continues, going on for a month. At least 10 bathroom breaks a day. Can’t travel very far away from the bathroom. Testing is still being done, cannot figure out anything that helps, just trying to stay as hydrated as possible. I definitely want to be part of this class action suit, as I was very healthy prior to this. I’m tired of hearing how big Pharma just “tests” on unsuspecting people.

    • Stephanie Melgoza says:

      Did you get any response?

    • Pam Walter says:

      Had a tooth infection and went to a Now Care to get an antibiotic. The nurse practitioner gave me clindamycin. I asked her if i could get cephalexin or something MY body was accustom to through experience with having allergic reactions to medications. SHE put her hand on her hip and with a swaying attitude said ‘NOT THE STRAIN iM LOOKING FOR.” NEEDLESS TO SAY i SHOULD HAVE WALKED OUT OF THE OFFICE AND LET HER KNOW SHE WAS NOT ONLY UNPROFESSIONAL BUT WASNT LISTENING TO THE CONCERNS WITH NEGATIVE REACTIONS TO MEDICATIONS. THAT WAS THE BEGINNING OF HELL TO THIS DAY. ONE ANTIBIOTIC THAT DID HELP AFTER 4 MONTHS OF TRYING TO GET RID OF CDIFF WAS VANCOMYCIN 250MG tapered from 4 per day for a week 3 per day for a week and so forth until you are down to 1 per day the last week. NOT ONLY DID THE MEDICANES BREAK THE BUDGET AT $2800 to $6800. And insurance wouldn’t pay on top of all the disappointments. Then had to wait for the medicine to be ordered. Was a long haul and will be until my death as my intestines are a TOTAL mess….not to mention my quality of life has been totally striped from me. FDA AND BIG PHARMA NEED TO BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR THIS GROSS INJUSTICE TO ALL WHO HAS BEEN EFFECTED. GET THE CLINDAMYCIN OFF THE PHARMACY LIST AND STOP USING US A GUINNEA PIGS. IN THE LONG RUN THEY ARE ROBBING PETER TO PAUYL AS EVENTUALLY MEDICARE HAS TO KICK IN. GO FIGURE!!!! the proverbial MEDICAL MERRY-GO-ROUND. WE NEED TO PUT THE BRAKES ON THIS INJUSTICE AND DEMAND OUR RIGHTS AS SUFFERS FOR YEARS TO COME.

    • Pam Walter says:

      Debi…. was put on clindamycin for a tooth infection by a nurse practitioner with an attitude bigger than her derriere with an attitude as big…..i was put on vancomycin 125mg TO CURE THE CDIFF… and it DID NOT work for the cdiff… Went back on vancomycin 250mg with 4 tablets 4 times per day for one week then 3 tablets 4 times daily an so forth until you are down to 1 per day for a week. It DID get rid of the cdif but the lasting misery in my gastrointestinal will never be healed. Along with my faith in the health industry being damaged. Was on antibiotics for 4 months and do not know what was worse the cdiff or the lasting effects of the clindamycin. i’M SORRY YOU ARE DEALING WITH THE SAME SIDE AFFECTS AS MANY OF US. WE MUST GET ON BOARD TO FIND JUSTICE FOR THE LACK OF CARE AND CONCERN IN THE MEDICAL FIELD AND BIG PHARMA. THIS DRUG NEEDS TO BE GIVEN TO EVERYONE WHO PRESCRIBES IT AND SEE HOW LONG IT TAKES TO GET IT OFF THE MARKET. I TELL EVERYONE WHO WILL LISTEN IT WILL KILL YOU IF YOU TAKE IT…!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. Ina Hendrix says:

    Jesus no wonder I’m so messed up. Not only did this cause me physical pain but mental anguish also..that led to depression but most of second guessing myself due to NOT being heard..I’ve been telling the doctors..from 2 different hospitals that I’ve had to go to in an emergency..which has added up to about five er trips cause I was in such vyt wrenching pain ever and could not stop puking even if nothing was in my stomach. I know it was Clindamycin. Later on, my teeth have started to rotten very quickly. Now I have four abscesses in my gums. The doctor prescribes me Cllindimycin and says it works best and at high doses for teeth. I have had Cdiffsss s . please contact me so I can get compensated for physical and mental pain and the medications I have to take..and doctor and dentist bills. I also got in a car wreck due to my stomach hurting and feeling like I was going to explode in my stomach while someone was twisting and stabbing my guts…took my breath away gave me anxiety cause I was trying to focus on the road and driving so I could pull over off the road. I was hit in the driver’s side and the car was totaled. Anyways what do I need to do t9 get pn the lawsuit about Clindamycin? Please help.

  13. Glenda says:

    My mom is 70 years old and she took this medication that has not been the same since she has had severe diarrhea ever since then this has been going on for like 4 months now she can no longer walk her joint started her own she can no longer use her arms hardly she tries to stand up and her legs collapsed from underneath her needs get out she’s not in the same sense then she cannot get around anymore even with the help of her walkers was a hard time getting around she falls her legs just give out totally for money either her knees just totally give out and she collapses ever since she’s taking this medication and she has had a square diabetic awful lot of the last six months use the last thing a week or longer she has to take that today see constantly for it it just constantly takes Pepto to go through a whole lot of Spector every time she starts her diarrhea she has no control over it just starts coming out of her and this is all happening ever since you started taking this medication.

  14. Liane says:

    My Mom was prescribed Clindamycin by her dentist for a minor tooth infection. A few weeks later she can down with a severe case of c Diff which put her in the hospital for 5 days. This was back in October 2021. She has lost 20 pounds and now in March 2022 she is having a recurrence. A healthy, vibrant senior who worked part-time, never got seriously sick is now afraid to leave the house because of severe diarrhea and most likely will not be returning to work. Her life has changed drastically because of Clindamycin.

  15. Anne Gallagher says:

    How do I get onto a Law Suit?????? This drug has to go! It has caused So much damage . It’s ruined my life!

  16. Renae Vandever says:

    I have been sick for two and half years from this drug. I came down with c-diff after taking it. I have had c-diff 3 times. After I get treated for c-diff I get PI-IBS and gastritis. I can only eat about 7 different foods. I can not eat meat, fruit, or veggie without severe stomach pain. My G.I. doctor has diagnosed me with chronic c-diff. My energy is low and all my joints are inflamed. I am in chronic pain because I can not take anti-inflammatory because of the c-diff,
    PI-IBS, and gastritis. My mental health has declined also. I have been in a living hell since taking clindamycin. I want to be included in this lawsuit.

  17. How do I get more information on this lawsuit? My husband was prescribed Clindamycin in July of 2021, since he has gotten multiple c-diffs and recently got diagnosed with ulcerative colitis. Which he never had an issue with. This antiguas ruined his life! Please release the real side effects to avoid more lives ruined.

  18. Martie says:

    My husband was given Clindamycin and his eyes got very blurred and still are. His living is driving which he can not do anymore.

  19. Dan Peel says:

    My health took a serious hit after several prescription rounds of this dangerous drug (for poison oak skin rashes sold under the name Cleocin) over the course of seven years. My health became steadily worse after each round, and by the last time, I could no longer eat any of the foods I used to enjoy without extreme intestinal pain for hours afterwards. My weight dropped from over 200 lbs to 150 lbs, and my bloodwork showed high inflammatory responses to most foods when none existed before. I still have a restricted diet and loose bowels regularly, despite extensive efforts to recover my health. There have been long periods when I could not work or get out of bed, and relied on others to care for me. My career and health have taken a severe hit from Clinamycin, and I am so happy I found this site and the stories of others who were damaged by this drug. How can I join the lawsuit and help others avoid being damaged like I was?

  20. Naomi Sims says:

    On 6-14-2021 I was also prescribed Clindamycin by a dentist after a tooth extraction and it affected my bowel and digestive system. I had to take another antibiotic to try and correct the problem that was caused by Clindamycin. And I’m still having pain and discomfort from it.

  21. Rachel Mach says:

    I took clindamycin for ten days to prevent an infection in my finger. Three weeks later I was diagnosed w c-diff. I was never warned about this and want to be part of this lawsuit.

  22. Missy Glancy says:

    My brother was given this medicine for pneumonia and hasn’t been the same since. He can’t walk most days. Swelling of his feet and legs. Insomnia, bad headaches. He hasn’t been able to work since. How can he get involved with this class action suit?

  23. Deloris Martin says:

    I was prescribed Clindamycin in 2012 by a dentist for a tooth infection the dentist told me to take the medicine for 30 days, I’ve never heard of anyone taking antibiotics for a tooth infection for that long but because it was a dentist that I’ve gone to before I trusted him and took the Clindamycin for 39 days, and every since 2012 I’ve been hearing a hissing sound in my ears it is very hard to focus, I don’t know if anyone can remember a long time ago when the tv station went out and you’ d see no picture and would heard that noise from the tv that is what I hear everyday all day every since 2012 I need help it’s driving me crazy seriously!!!

  24. Deloris Martin says:

    I mean I took the medicine for 30 days not 39.

  25. Isaac says:

    I contracted c.diff after taking Clindamycin and have been battling with it for several months now. Please contact me to be part of this lawsuit.

  26. Terry says:

    I have contacted c diff colitis and I need to know who to contact

  27. Susan Juanita Owen-Brooks says:

    My dentist gave this horrible med first for an infection I have been on it a few times since 2022 . And a few other antibiotics. Let’s say I was so sick a few times but the last time I was in my car had car started and blacked out my neighbor found me . Called 911 they asked so many questions I couldn’t answer them. I had diarrhea for three weeks throwing up I busted my head open not sure how . Lost weight still losing headaches are so bad I’m up crying living in a house with blackout curtains due to headaches. I’ve been on and off this since last year each week is something different.
    I can eat but it goes right threw me still and been off it for a while . I even asked them if they had a gun put me out my misery . Cause I was so sick . Got so dehydrated. From not being able to hold anything down I blacked out .
    My heart goes out to anyone that has taken this medication my blood work has adnormal things due to this medication.

  28. Beverly says:

    I am taking the clindamycin 150 mg and I am afraid that I may be sick from this drug.l would like to be considered for the class action lawsuit

  29. tony craig says:

    I was prescribed clindamycin by my dentist and so was my twin brother he and I now have hearing loss his is his right ear mine is the left ear and vertigo and dizziness for me so I took one that morning before work after being dizzy and threw up this awful bitter stuff and hurt all around my lower region went to er that day i threw up couldnt ger out of bed for feeling drunk and the er doc did a catscan ekg for my heart rate was 44bpm i had bradycardia and bllidwork and urine sample looked in my ears and said no conclusion i told him i was on clindamycin he told me to immediately stop taking that drug for it could be the reason cause he sees patients w my pr9b all the time please direct me to the right legal advice lawyer

  30. Eileen says:

    I was prescribed Clindamycin HCL 300MG & Sulfamethoxazole-TMP DS. After one day I began to experience extreme diarrhea, and after three days lost bowel control so I took myself off it. The diarrhea persisted more than a year. The thought of becoming incontinent was a frightening plqce to be in life so I stopped working, stopped socializing, stopped having intimate relations to remain lonely at home near the commode to run to at no notice.

    It seems to join the class action you had to have contacted the drug manufacturer which I did not.

    FDA needs to rescind and ban Clindanyqcin ASAP because side effects are likely worse than what they are treating

    It leads me to trusting no drug, nor doctor any longer. As much as medical institutions preach they know best, if something is harming us , we have right to refuse treatment.

  31. Ian klein says:

    my feet and hands are turning blue ,cold .
    as soon as I began taking it I began dying. I stopped taking it . I took prebiotic and ate healthy. my head felt like something was nesting inside. very bad cognitive issues.
    all my muscles inflamed and the nurse at the er couldn’t get my vein . I have the most beautiful veins I told her and shit they were gone . so in short I’m suffering from these side effects . I have trouble walking because my feet are numb blue and frozen so I’d like to see this removed as an option before more suffering happens .

  32. Carol says:

    My husband was prescribed Clindamycin 300 mg after deep cleaning and tooth extraction. Took one dose before bed. My husband had problems with dizziness and was drowsy. His oxygen level dropped to 74%. I called EMS. After 5 days in hospital my husband was normal again. 2 days later I started giving the Clindamycin to my husband again. The dizziness and drowsiness returned. I had no idea Clindamycin would cause such severe problems.

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