Generic Name - Clindamycin
Category - Antibiotic drug
Acne and skin infections
Clindamycin is indicated to treat acne and skin infections. Clindamycin (Clindamycin) works by preventingbacteria from producing proteins essential to the bacterial cell.Without these proteins the bacteria cannot grow, replicate and increase in numbers. By controlling bacterial numbers, the inflammation of the sebaceous glands is brought under control and the skin is allowed to heal.
Clindamycin Contraindications and Drug Interactions
Clindamycin is contraindicated in patients, who are hypersensitive to this drug, medications that belong to this class of drugs or had an allergic reaction to it in the past.
Clindamycin should not be taken by patients who have a history of the following ailment conditions.
Stomach or intestinal disease.
There are a number of medications that interact with Clindamycin.It is important to take the doctor's counsel if you are taking any of the following.
Drugs containing kaolin and pectin
Medicines for pain
The following information just highlights the general average dosage of Clindagel,
The usual recommended dosage of Clindamycin for serious infections is 150 to 300 mg every 6 hours. For more severe infections the dosage is 300 to 450 mg every 6 hours.
Clindamycin Adverse Effects
Some of the most serious Clindamycin side Effects include diarrhea that is watery or severe, pain on swallowing, stomach pain or cramps, skin rash, unusual bleeding and bruising.
This is not a complete list of all Side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Clindamycin.
Clindamycin and Pregnancy
Studies do not indicate whether Clindamycin is likely to be harmful to an unborn baby. Do not take Clindamycin without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant or could become pregnant during treatment
Clindamycin and Breastfeeding
Clindamycin passes into breast milk and may affect a nursing infant. Do not take this medication without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Clindamycin and Pediatric
The safety and effectiveness of Clindamycin in pediatric patients have not been established.
Clindamycin and Geriatric
No information is available on the relationship of age to the effects of Clindamycin in geriatric patients.
The above information about Clindamycin serves as an information resource only and is not intended to substitute professional medical advice, examination, diagnosis and treatment.Always seek the counsel of your doctor, physician or pharmacist before starting any new treatment or making changes to existing therapy.