Prescription Drug Coverage

Clindamycin (Cleocin/Cleocin T/Evoclin) Medicare Coverage

You may be able to find Medicare plan options in your area that cover Clindamycin, Evoclin or Cleocin. Learn more about Clindamycin and find Medicare Advantage plans in your area that cover other prescription drugs.
Chemical name: Clindamycin

Brand name: Cleocin T, Evoclin, Cleocin

Typical dosage: 300mg

Typical type: Capsule1

Clindamycin is an antibiotic used to treat different types of infections. Clindamycin is available as a brand name or a generic, and it typically comes as a capsule, an injection or a liquid and can be used topically.

Clindamycin is an antibiotic used to treat infections, including bone and joint infections, genital infections, stomach and intestine infections, respiratory infections and skin infections. The brand name equivalents of Clindamycin include Cleocin, Cleocin T and Evoclin.

Your dose of Clindamycin will depend on what type of infection you are treating. Clindamycin stops the creation of bacteria in your body, allowing the infection to heal.

Common side effects of Clindamycin include stomach pain, diarrhea and the development of a bad taste in your mouth.

How much does Clindamycin cost with Medicare?

Clindamycin coverage and costs may vary based on the specific plan you have, as well as what coverage stage you're in.

Contact your plan carrier or consult your plan formulary for more cost information.

Does Medicare cover Clindamycin?

According to GoodRx, 100% of Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare Part D plans covered Clindamycin in 2023.1

  • Medicare Advantage plans or Part D plans that cover Clindamycin include copay amounts that can range widely from one plan to another. Plan members may also be responsible for meeting a deductible before the plan’s drug coverage kicks in.

  • Medicare Advantage plans that offer prescription drug coverage are called Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug Plans (MA-PD). 89% of 2023 Medicare Advantage plans included prescription drug coverage.2

  • Medicare prescription drugs plans each have their own formulary, or drug list, that details what prescription drugs are covered by the plan and how they are covered.

Drug coverage may vary based on plan availability. You may be able to find Medicare Advantage plan options in your area that cover Clindamycin. We represent carriers such as Humana, UnitedHealthcare®, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Aetna, Cigna Healthcare, Wellcare, or Kaiser Permanente.

You can also compare Part D prescription drug plans available where you live and enroll in a Medicare prescription drug plan online when you visit

Additional information

It is important to take Clindamycin as you have been told by your doctor. Do not stop taking Clindamycin without your doctor’s approval, even if you feel better.

You can take Clindamycin with or without food, but food can help if it gives you an upset stomach. Take Clindamycin capsules with a full glass of water.

While Clindamycin can cause diarrhea, a severe form of diarrhea called c. diff-associated diarrhea can occur from taking this medication. Call your doctor if you have stomach pain or very loose, watery or bloody stools.

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This article is for informational purposes only. It is not healthcare advice, treatment, or diagnosis. It is not an endorsement of or recommendation for this medication. Speak to your doctor or healthcare provider about your specific healthcare needs, including your prescription medications. Only take medication as directed by your doctor.

Coverage and costs of prescription medications will vary by Medicare plan. Not all plans are available in all areas.


Written by Hayden Gharibyar, Pharm.D.

1 GoodRx. Clindamycin. Retrieved October 2023, from

2 Freed M, et al. (Nov 10, 2022). Medicare Advantage 2023 Spotlight: First Look. Kaiser Family Foundation.