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Clindamycin Tablet

Clindamycin is an antibiotic that can treat serious bacterial infections. It is prescribed for the treatment of various types of infections like:

  • Severe sinus infection
  • Severe middle ear infection or acute otitis media
  • Vaginal infections called bacterial vaginosis
  • Bacterial community-acquired pneumonia (CAP)
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
  • Acne
  • Meningitis caused by Streptococcus bacteria
  • Bone and joint infections like osteomyelitis
  • Skin and soft tissue infection like MRSA
  • Peritonitis and tooth abscesses

Clindamycin belongs to the group of drug known as lincosamide. It works by preventing the bacteria from making proteins. Without proteins, bacteria cannot grow, multiply and increase in number.

Why Buy Clindamycin?

Clindamycin is effective against anaerobic bacteria. These bacteria do not need oxygen to grow. It causes serious infections in the body that affects the bones, gut, pelvic cavity and gums. The oral absorption is this drug is good and it penetrates to most soft and skeletal tissues without crossing the brain and CSF.  However, this drug is usually reserved for when other types of antibiotics have not been effective.

This medication is available both as generic and brand names. The generic form is less expensive than the brand names. Both drugs are effective and their mechanism of action is the same.

How to Take Clindamycin?

Your dose and the duration of the treatment depend on the type of infection you have. Take this medication exactly as directed. The typical dose for an adult is 150 mg to 450 mg a day every 6 to 8 hours. The maximum dose is 1.8 grams a day. The dose for children is 8 to 20 mg per body kg. The dose is divided into 3 or 4 equal doses. Take this medication by mouth with or without food. Take it with a glass full of water to avoid irritation on the esophagus.

Things to Remember

  • Clindamycin can promote the growth of C. difficile bacteria. These bacteria can cause diarrhea and damages to your intestine. Patients who are taking this drug are at risk of developing this condition.
  • This medication is suitable for both adults and children.
  • Patients with ulcerative colitis must use this with care.
  • Patients with a history of inflammation in the large intestine should also use this medication with care.
  • Pregnant and breastfeeding women must not use this medicine.
  • Clindamycin may cause side effects like any other drug of its kind. Common side effects are diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting and stomach pain. Serious side effects are allergic reaction, blood disorder and Stevens-Johnson syndrome.
  • Patients with liver and kidney problem must use this with care.