Generic Name : CLINDAMYCIN (ORAL/INJECTION/TOPICAL) ABSTRACT – Clindamycin is an antibiotic drug that is used to treat bacterial infections...
Clindamycin is an antibiotic drug that is used to treat bacterial infections of a serious magnitude. It works by fighting against bacteria that are responsible for the infection; and is used in place of weaker antibiotics. The topical form is this drug is used to treat severe facial acne in children as young as 12 years old.
- Clindamycin is to be taken as directed by the doctors.
- The oral capsule is to be consumed with a full glass of water
- The injection is to be administered into muscle, or as infusion into the vein
- Topical foam is to be applied only on skin.
- General Adult Dosage available:
Oral capsule – 75mg, 300mg
- Oral liquid solution – 75mg/5mL, 150mg/mL
- Injection – 300mg-5%/50mL, 600mg-5%/50mL
- Topical foam (strength) – 100mg, 1%, 2%
SIDE EFFECTS –
- Stomach pain
- Mild skin rash
- Vaginal discharge
- Oily skin/milk irritation at site (topical)
RARE SIDE EFFECTS:
- Bloody diarrhea
- Difficulty urinating
- Metallic taste in the mouth after injection
- Severe rashes, itching of skin (topical)
DRUG INTERACTIONS –
- Cholera vaccine
- Typhoid vaccine
Clindamycin has major interactions with 3 different drugs.
MODERATE DRUG INTERACTIONS –
Cindamycin has moderate interactions with 25 different drugs.
- Provide the doctor with detailed and accurate medical history prior to drug prescription. Notify especially in case of a history of liver/kidney disease, intestinal disorders, asthmatic conditions, eczema or allergic skin reactions.
- Notify beforehand in case of a surgery, as this drug may interact with anesthesia or other drugs to be used for the purpose of the surgery.
- Do not use the topical foam over open wounds or inflamed areas.
- Avoid smoking while using the foam, or immediately after administering.
- Do not use erythromycin while on drug course.
- Do not consume this medicine in case of an allergy to the drug.
- In case the patient is using the topical foam while nursing, she is to avoid applying the foam over areas that may come in contact with the baby’s mouth.