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Clindamycin is a semisynthetic lincosamide antibiotic which helps in the effective treatment of different severe infections caused due to susceptible microorganisms. Therefore, the topical form is used for treating skin infections like acne.

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Clindamycin is an effective antibiotic medicine which is widely used for treating bacterial infections. This drug is available in different forms like injectable and oral as well as topical.  

The topical clindamycin is helpful in the treatment of acne as well as bacterial infections in the vagina. This drug is also effective in treating infections in people suffering from penicillin allergy.  

Before you start taking clindamycin for cellulitis make sure that you consult your doctor once and then use it. 

It is an antibiotic which works by stopping the growth of bacteria effectively. Remember that this drug is not useful in treating infections that are caused due to virus infections like common cold and flu.  

Use of any antibiotic when not required can cause it to not work for upcoming infections.  

This drug is also very effective for treating tooth and sinus infections that are caused by bacteria.  

This drug is very helpful in treating different infections such as:

Skin infections like acne

  • Blood infections
  • Lung infections
  • Septicemia
  • Bone and joint infections  
  • Infections of the female reproductive tract like urinary tract infections

Clindamycin generic drug is available in the brand name of Cleocin HCL. You can buy clindamycin tablet from any reliable online pharmacy at a reasonable price.  

There are also various online pharmacies that offer clindamycin 150mg at a cost-effective price. The online pharmacies are also known for providing clindamycin reviews so before using this medication you can go through it.  

Therefore, this medication belongs to a group of medicines called lincosamide or lincomycin antibiotics.  

How to take clindamycin?  

It is very important for you to take this drug exactly in the same manner as prescribed by your doctor. Carefully follow all the directions that are mentioned on your prescription label and also read all the medication guides. 

In order to get the best result, you should use this medicine in the same manner as directed by your doctor.  

Since this medicine is available in different strengths like clindamycin 150 mg and 300 mg so the clindamycin dosage is completed based upon your medical condition as well as response to the treatment.  

In children, clindamycin dose depends upon the weight, so consult your doctor once.  

Clindamycin tablet should be taken orally by mouth. The injection form of this medicine is injected into a muscle or as an infusion into a vein.   

You need to take the capsule with a full glass of water in order to avoid irritation of your throat.  

Clindamycin oral suspension should be taken very carefully. Before taking this medicine always measure it with the help of dosing syringe which is provided with drug or you can also use a medicine dose-measuring device.  

In order to measure the dose, always avoid kitchen spoon because you can get the wrong dose.  

To get the best effect, you should always take the antibiotic at an evenly spaced times. In order to remember taking it, take the medication always at the same time each day.  

Even if you see that your symptoms disappear after a few days it is very important for you to take this drug on a regular basis until your doctor tells you to stop taking it.  

Remember that stopping the medication too early can cause serious side effects and can also result in the return of the infection.  

While you are using this medicine, it is important for you to have frequent medical tests on a regular basis.  

In case, you need any kind of surgery make sure that you inform your doctor well in advance that you are using this drug because it is known for interacting with few drugs that are used for anaesthesia.  

You should always store the medicine at room temperature right away from heat and moisture. The injectable medicine should always be protected from high heat.  

The oral liquid should not be stored in the refrigerator, while if there is any unused oral liquid which is not used for 2 weeks then throw it away.  

How you should use topical Clindamycin?

Clindamycin for skin infection like acne is very effective. You should apply a thin layer of this medication on the affected area of your skin twice a day.  

You can apply Clindamycin 1% once daily to the affected area where acne appears. Always use this medication under the supervision of your doctor in order to get the best results.  

This topical medicine can cause diarrhoea so if you are suffering from colitis problem then you should avoid using it.  

Is clindamycin good for acne? 

The topical clindamycin medication is helpful in treating stubborn to mildly inflamed pimples to serious acne.  

It works by inhibiting the growth of the bacteria that cause acne breakouts to develop from blackheads and whiteheads.  

When you use this medicine along with other medication for acne treatment then the effectiveness of recovery will be increased.  

Can clindamycin treat MRSA? 

If you are diagnosed with MRSA, then you will be given an antibiotic. There are chances that your doctor might recommend you to take this drug for treating it effectively.  

The course of this medicine is mainly of 7 to 10 days.  

Does clindamycin work for strep throat? 

This drug is very effective for people who are allergic to penicillin or are suffering from a strep throat which is resistant to penicillin.  

Precautions you need to take while using this medicine 

If you are allergic to this drug or lincomycin then you should strictly not use clindamycin tablets.  

In order to ensure that this medicine is safe for you, you need to inform your doctor well in advance if you are suffering from or ever had:

  • An allergy to yellow food dye
  • Eczema or any allergic skin reaction
  • Colitis, intestinal disorder or Crohn’ disease
  • Asthma or serious allergic reaction to aspirin
  • Liver disease
  • Kidney disease
  • Allergic conditions like asthma & hay fever

This drug is known for causing live bacterial vaccines not to work well like the typhoid vaccine. You should not have any kind of vaccinations or immunizations while using this drug until and unless your doctor tells you to.  

Therefore, when you are on this medication you should stop the consumption of alcohol because it can cause serious side effects. 

Can you take this medicine during pregnancy? 

Clindamycin in pregnancy should be taken only after the recommendation of your doctor. Although this medicine is not known for harming an unborn baby but if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant during the treatment then you should contact your doctor once.  

Can a breastfeeding mother take this drug? 

This drug is known for passing into the breast milk due to which it can cause side effects to a nursing baby. If you are taking clindamycin while breastfeeding then you should always take under the observation of a doctor.  

What are the side effects of clindamycin? 

Diarrhoea, nausea and vomiting are considered as the common side effects of this drug. If you see that these conditions persist or get worse then you need to contact your doctor immediately.  

You need to get the emergency medical help if you suffer from:

  • A metallic taste in your mouth after taking this drug injection
  • A change in bowel habits
  • Little or no urination
  • Serious stomach pain and diarrhoea which is watery or bloody

Therefore, this is not the complete list of side effects so if you suffer from anything else which is not mentioned in this list then contact your doctor promptly.  

Clindamycin mechanism of action 

This medication mainly works by obstructing the bacterial protein synthesis by binding to 23S RNA of the 50S subunit of the bacterial ribosome. 

We only ship medications which are approved by FDA, Also please consult your doctor to make a full decision on what medication to take.

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