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Clinoxid 1% Gel

Manufacturer: Ajanta Pharma Ltd
Medicine composition: Clindamycin
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: December 14, 2018

Clinoxid 1% Gel is an antibiotic used to treat a numerous bacterial infections like pneumonia, strep throat, pelvic inflammatory disease, middle ear infections, bone or join infections, endocarditis among others. It is administered orally, or intravenously or as foam, gel, lotion or cream applied to the skin.

Clinoxid 1% Gel belongs to a lincosamide class of antibiotics and works by blocking bacteria from synthesising protein. This drug should be used to treat bacterial infections only and not against viruses, such as for common cold or flu.

Common side effects of Clinoxid 1% Gel include diarrhoea, jaundice, nausea, rashes on skin, urinating less than usual or not at all, pain at the site of injection, fever, body aches, unusual bleeding or easy bruising. If the side effects are more severe or persistent it is advisable to consult a doctor and discontinue the medication.

It is advised to avoid taking Clinoxid 1% Gel if –

Clinoxid 1% Gel may interact with other drugs, herbs and 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 Clinoxid 1% Gel. Clinoxid 1% Gel is generally safe during pregnancy, but consult a doctor before taking it.

Clinoxid 1% Gel dosage recommended for 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 affects and is therefore not advisable.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Internal Medicine Specialist before using this medicine.

  • Lower Respiratory Tract Infection

    Clinoxid 1% Gel is used in the treatment of lower respiratory tract infection like bronchitis, pneumonia caused by Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pneumoniae.
  • Skin and Structure Infection

    Clinoxid 1% Gel is used to treat skin and structure infections caused by Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pyogenes.
  • Intraabdominal Infection

    Clinoxid 1% Gel is used in the treatment of intra-abdominal infections caused by Helicobacter pylori, Staphylococci and Streptococci.
  • Gynecological infections

    Clinoxid 1% Gel is used in the treatment of gynecological infections like vulvitis, vaginitis caused by Streptococcus, Gardnerella, and Staphylococcus.
  • Bone and Joint infections

    Clinoxid 1% Gel is used in the treatment of bone and joint infections like Osteomyelitis caused by Staphylococci and Streptococci species.
  • Allergy

    Avoid if you have a known allergy to Clinoxid 1% Gel or any other lincosamide.
  • 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.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Clinoxid 1% Gel , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • 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.
  • Overdose instructions

    Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
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Clinoxid 1% Gel 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 Disease


    Information not available.
  • Interaction with Alcohol


    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Interaction with Lab Test


    Information not available.
  • Interaction with Food


    Information not available.
  • Interaction with Medicine


    Combined usage of these medicines may increase the risk of kidney injury. Any symptoms of changes in urine output, swelling, and weight gain etc., should be reported to the doctor. An adequate hydration should be maintained to prevent dehydration. An alternate medicine should be considered based on the clinical condition.

    Ethinyl Estradiol

    The desired effect of contraceptive pills will not be achieved if these medicines are taken together. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement of the medicine should be made under the doctor's supervision.

    Cholera Vaccine

    Avoid cholera vaccine if the patient has taken Clinoxid 1% Gel within 14 days before vaccination. Usage of other antibiotics and vaccines should be reported to the doctor.
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