what is clindamycin 300 mg?

Not Medical Advice: Clindamycin 300 mg (capsules) belong to a group of medicines called antibiotics used to treat infections caused by susceptible anaerobic bacteria. Clindamycin 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 when penicillin is inappropriate. Because of the risk of colitis, the physician should consider the nature of the infection and the suitability of less toxic alternatives before selecting clindamycin.

The average biological half-life of clindamycin is 2.4 hours. Approximately 10% of the bioactivity is excreted in the urine and 3.6% in the stool; the remainder is excreted as bioinactive metabolites.

Some side effects of clindamycin may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice.

Learn more about clindamycin at Drugs.com - Clindamycin Capsules.

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Updated on Thursday, April 10 2014 at 09:30AM EDT
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