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Clindamycin Hydrochloride belongs to a family of drugs called Lincosamide Antibiotic.  It is indicated for the treatment of certain types of bacterial infections such as infections of the lungs, skin, blood, female reproductive organs, and internal organs. It can also be used to treat anthrax and malaria. Dentists also use this antibiotic as a preventive treatment for endocarditis, an infection of the heart’s lining that can occur after a dental procedure in people who are at risk. It can be used before undergoing surgery to prevent surgical site infections.

Class of Drugs – Lincosamide Antibiotic

Molecular Formula – C18H34Cl2N2O5S

Molecular Weight – 461.4 g/mol

Working: Given medication Clindamycin Hydrochloride belongs to a class of drugs called Lincosamide antibiotics. This antibiotic struggle to restrict the bacteria from multiplying. It should only be used to treat bacterial infections; it does not work for infections caused by viruses, for instance, common cold or influenza.

Uses: Lincosamide Antibiotic Clindamycin Hydrochloride is indicated in the treatment of serious infections caused by susceptible strains of streptococci, pneumococci, and staphylococci. It is used for penicillin-allergic people or other people for whom penicillin is inappropriate. Due to the risk of colitis, the nature of the infection and the suitability of less toxic alternatives are important.

The serious respiratory tract infections such as empyema, anaerobic pneumonitis, and lung abscess can be treated with this effective medicine. Other infections include serious skin or soft tissue infections; septicemia; intra-abdominal infections such as peritonitis or intra-abdominal abscess; infections of the female pelvis or genital tracts such as endometritis, nongonococcal tubo-ovarian abscess, pelvic cellulitis, and postsurgical vaginal cuff infection can be treated with this antibiotic.

Popular Brands and Dosages: The popular medicines as mentioned below has the given ingredient as the main active component:

  • Cleocin Hydrochloride: 150 mg and 300 mg

Do not have any immunizations/vaccinations while using this medication.