Clindamycin is used to treat infections caused by bacteria such as intra-abdominal infections, skin and soft tissue infections, tonsillitis, dental infections, etc. When this medication is used along with other combinations in the form of lotion, it is used to treat acne vulgaris.
This drug belongs to a lincosamide class of antibiotics and works by blocking bacteria from synthesising protein. Common side effects of this drug include nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal pain, etc.
It is advised to avoid taking this drug if –
- You suffer from gastrointestinal diseases.
- You are allergic to lincosamides.
- You have asthma, a liver disease, eczema, Crohn’s disease, or an intestinal disease.
- You are breastfeeding a baby.
This drug may interact with other drugs, herbs & vitamins and alter the way the medicine works. Ensure that your doctor is aware about all your other medications before prescribing you with a dose of this medication. It is generally safe during pregnancy, but consult a doctor before taking it.
The recommended dosage prescribed to adults for serious infections is usually 150-300 mg every 6 hours and for even severe infections is 300-450 mg every 6 hours. Not completing the dose as per prescription may have adverse effects and is therefore not advisable.
This medication helps in treating the following problems in the human body:
Lower Respiratory Tract Infection
Skin And Structure Infection
Skin And Soft Tissue Infections
How long is the duration of effect?The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 6 to 4 hours.
What is the onset of action?The peak effect of this medicine can be observed in 60 minutes after an oral dose and 1 to 3 hours after an intramuscular dose.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?This medicine is not recommended for pregnant women.
Is it habit forming?No habit forming tendencies were reported.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?This medicine is not recommended in breastfeeding women.
Are there any missed dose instructions?The missed dose can be taken as soon as you remember. However, the missed dose should be skipped if it is almost time for your next dose.
Are there any overdose instructions?Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
Below is the list of medicines, which contains Clindamycin as ingredient
This drug belongs to the class lincosamide. It works by binding to the 50S subunit of the bacterial ribosome thus inhibits the protein synthesis in the bacteria and stops the growth of the bacteria.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.
Interaction with Alcohol
AlcoholInteraction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Lab Test
LabInformation not available.
Interaction with Medicine
MedicineThis drug interacts with clindamycin, erythromycin, vitamin K antagonists, etc.
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