Active ingredients: clindamycin
What it is used for
Clindamycin injection is indicated in the treatment of serious infections caused by susceptible anaerobic bacteria. Clindamycin injection is 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 doctor, 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) and infections of the female pelvis and genital tract such as endometritis, nongonococcal tubo-ovarian abscess, pelvic cellulitis and post surgical vaginal cuff infection, all when given in conjunction with an antibiotic of appropriate Gram negative aerobic spectrum. 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
The way to take this medicine is: Intravenous. This medicine or fluids is given through a needle or tube (catheter) inserted into a vein.
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- Shelf lifetime is 15 Months.
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Clear, almost colourless solution
Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
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.
For side effects, taking other medicines and more
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Reporting side effects
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