Why it's used
Nufaclind is used to treat certain infections caused by bacteria. These infections include acne and bacterial vaginosis.
Can I drink alcohol with Nufaclind?
There is no 'do not drink alcohol' warning that applies to taking Nufaclind because it doesn't specifically affect the medicine itself.
However, if you feel unwell with your infection, or if you find Nufaclind gives you an upset stomach, then drinking alcohol could make this worse.
What are the side effects of oral Nufaclind?
The most common side effects of Nufaclind are
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Nufaclind causes Clostridium difficile associated diarrhea (CDAD) because it can alter the normal bacteria in the colon and encourage overgrowth Clostridium difficile, a bacteria which causes inflammation of the colon (pseudomembranous colitis). Patients who develop signs of pseudomembranous colitis after starting Nufaclind (diarrhea, fever, abdominal pain, and possibly shock) should contact their physician immediately.
Other serious side effects of Nufaclind include:
- serious allergic reactions
- blood disorders
- Stevens-Johnson syndrome
- toxic epidermal necrolysis
Before taking Nufaclind, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to lincomycin; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: liver disease, kidney disease, stomach/intestinal diseases (e.g., colitis, Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea), allergic conditions (e.g., asthma, hay fever, eczema).
Nufaclind may cause live bacterial vaccines (such as typhoid vaccine) to not work as well. Do not have any immunizations/vaccinations while using this medication unless your doctor tells you to.
Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist that you are using this medication (unless your doctor/dentist has directed you to take this drug before surgery as a precaution).
Older adults may be more sensitive to the effects of this drug, especially persistent diarrhea.
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant before using this medication.
This medication passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
What other information should I know?
Keep all appointments with your doctor and the laboratory. Your doctor may order certain lab tests to check your body's response to Nufaclind.
Do not let anyone else take your medication. Your prescription is probably not refillable. If you still have symptoms of infection after you finish the Nufaclind, call your doctor.
It is important for you to keep a written list of all of the prescription and nonprescription (over-the-counter) medicines you are taking, as well as any products such as vitamins, minerals, or other dietary supplements. You should bring this list with you each time you visit a doctor or if you are admitted to a hospital. It is also important information to carry with you in case of emergencies.