What type of pill is this blue capsule rx693?

A blue capsule with the imprint RX 693 is Clindamycin hydrochloride, 300 mg. It is used to treat sinusitis, diverticulitis and other infections.

It is not a controlled substance under the Controlled Substances Act and is available by prescription only.

Some common side effects of Clindamycin are changes in bowel habits, mild nausea, vomiting or stomach pain, joint pain, mild rash or itching or heartburn. If you experience more severe side effects such as diarrhea, jaundice or fever, contact your doctor immediately.

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Updated on Thursday, January 03 2013 at 01:08AM EST
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