For more information about clindamycin’s uses, refer to this article.
Here are some details about clindamycin:
- Drug class: macrolide antibiotic
- Drug forms: oral capsule, oral liquid solution, liquid solution for intravenous (IV) or intramuscular injection, topical foam, topical gel, topical liquid solution, topical lotion, vaginal cream, vaginal suppository
- Brand-name versions: Cleocin, Cleocin T, Evoclin, Clindesse
Read on to learn about clindamycin and cost, as well as how to save money on prescriptions.
As with all medications, the cost of clindamycin can vary. Factors that may affect the price you’ll pay include your treatment plan, your insurance coverage, and the pharmacy you use.
Clindamycin injections are given by a healthcare professional. The price of the injections will also depend on the cost of the visit to receive your doses.
To find out what the cost of clindamycin will be for you, talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance provider.
Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about drug cost and clindamycin.
Are there coupons available for clindamycin?
Coupons may be available to help cover the cost of clindamycin. For information on financial support, see the “Financial and insurance assistance” section below.
Your doctor or pharmacist may also be able to provide information about coupons for clindamycin.
How do the prices of the 150-mg and 300-mg strengths of clindamycin compare?
It’s possible that the 150-milligram (mg) and 300-mg strengths of clindamycin may differ in price. The oral capsule form of the drug comes in 150-mg and 300-mg strengths. (For a full list of clindamycin forms, see “Does the cost of clindamycin vary based on form?” below.)
Keep in mind that the price you pay for clindamycin depends on numerous factors. These include the treatment plan your doctor recommends, what your insurance coverage is, and which pharmacy you use.
If you’d like to find out the price you’ll pay for the 150-mg or 300-mg strength of clindamycin oral capsules, talk with your pharmacist.
Does the cost of clindamycin vary based on form?
Yes, the cost of clindamycin can vary by form.
Clindamycin comes in a variety of forms, including:
- oral capsules
- oral liquid solution
- liquid solution for intravenous (IV) or intramuscular injection
- topical foam
- topical gel
- topical liquid solution
- topical lotion
- vaginal cream
- vaginal suppository
For more information about the cost of clindamycin’s different forms, talk with your pharmacist. They can help determine what price you’ll pay.
Clindamycin is a generic drug that may also be referred to as clindamycin hydrochloride or clindamycin phosphate. A generic drug is an exact copy of the active drug in a brand-name medication. The generic is considered to be as safe and effective as the original drug. Generics tend to cost less than brand-name drugs.
Clindamycin is available in several brand-name forms: Cleocin, Cleocin T, Evoclin, and Clindesse.
To find out how the cost of a brand-name form compares with the cost of clindamycin, talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance provider.
If your doctor has prescribed clindamycin and you’re interested in using a brand-name form instead, talk with your doctor. They may have a preference for one version or the other. You’ll also need to check your insurance provider, as it may only cover one or the other.
Clindamycin isn’t usually used long term. But depending on the condition you’re using the drug for, you may use clindamycin for a few months. Keep reading for some ways to reduce long-term drug costs with clindamycin therapy.
Getting a 3-month supply
You may be able to get a 90-day supply of clindamycin. If approved by your insurance company, getting a 90-day supply of the drug could reduce your number of trips to the pharmacy and help lower the cost. If you’re interested in this option, check with your doctor or insurance provider.
Using a mail-order pharmacy
Clindamycin may be available through a mail-order pharmacy. Using this type of service may help lower the drug’s cost and allow you to receive your medication without leaving home. Some Medicare plans may help cover the cost of mail-order medications. You may also be able to get a 90-day supply of the drug via mail order.
If you don’t have health insurance, talk with your doctor or pharmacist. They may be able to suggest online pharmacy options that could work for you.
If you need financial support to pay for clindamycin, consider looking into websites that offer cost resources and information. Two such organizations are:
These sites can provide details about drug assistance programs, ways to make the most of your insurance coverage, and links to savings cards and other services.
Now that you’ve learned about cost and clindamycin, you may still have some questions. Talk with your doctor or pharmacist, who can provide personalized guidance on cost issues related to you and clindamycin. But if you have health insurance, you’ll need to talk with your insurance provider to learn the actual cost you would pay for clindamycin.
Here are some other resources you may find helpful:
- Medicare drug coverage. To learn about Medicare coverage for drugs, see these articles about Medicare Prescription Drug Plans, drug coupons and Medicare, and the Medicare drug list.
- Save money. Explore this article for tips on how to save money on prescriptions.
- More details. For details about other aspects of clindamycin, refer to this article.
- Information about your condition. For more information about bacterial infections and acne, see our lists of infection and dermatology articles.
Disclaimer: Medical News Today has made every effort to make certain that all information is factually correct, comprehensive, and up to date. However, this article should not be used as a substitute for the knowledge and expertise of a licensed healthcare professional. You should always consult your doctor or another healthcare professional before taking any medication. The drug information contained herein is subject to change and is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or adverse effects. The absence of warnings or other information for a given drug does not indicate that the drug or drug combination is safe, effective, or appropriate for all patients or all specific uses.