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Brand name: Clindamycin (Link) TM

Active ingredients: clindamycin

What it is used for

CLINDAMYCIN LU (clindamycin hydrochloride) capsules are indicated in the treatment of serious infections caused by susceptible anaerobic bacteria.,CLINDAMYCIN LU capsules are also indicated in the treatment of serious infections due to susceptible strains of streptococci, pneumococci and staphylococci.,Its use should be reserved for penicillin-allergic patients or other patients for whom, in the judgement of the physician, a penicillin is inappropriate.,Anaerobes:,Serious respiratory tract infections such as empyema, anaerobic pneumonitis and lung abscess; serious skin and skin structure infections; septicaemia; intra-abdominal infections such as peritonitis and intra-abdominal abscess (typically resulting from anaerobic organisms resident in the normal gastrointestinal tract); infections of the female pelvis and genital tract such as endometritis, non-gonococcal tubo-ovarian abscess, pelvic cellulitis and post-surgical vaginal cuff infection. Streptococci: Serious respiratory tract infections; serious skin and skin structure infections, septicaemia,Staphylococci: Serious respiratory tract infections; serious skin and skin structure infections; septicaemia; acute haematogenous osteomyelitis,Pneumococci: Serious respiratory tract infections,Adjunctive Therapy: In the surgical treatment of chronic bone and joint infections due to susceptible organisms. Indicated surgical procedures should be performed in conjunction with antibiotic therapy.,Bacteriological studies should be performed to determine the causative organisms and their susceptibility to clindamycin.

How to take it

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

  • The way to take this medicine: Oral
  • Store below 30 degrees Celsius
  • Protect from Light
  • Protect from Moisture
  • Protect from Heat
  • Shelf lifetime is 36 Months.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

No. 2 apple green capsule and imprinted with CLD 150

Food interactions

For the active ingredient clindamycin

  • Take with food.

Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

Is this medicine subsidised?

This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on December 1, 2018. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient clindamycin

This medicine is generally considered safe during pregnancy if taken as directed. During pregnancy, you should discuss your medicine use with your doctor or pharmacist.

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For side effects, taking other medicines and more

Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website

Reporting side effects

You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.

You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems

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