General English name: Clindamycin
Brand: Dalacin C
Application: Treatment of infection
Pharmaceutical forms of clindamycin capsules
Clindamycin Capsule Drug Information
Clindamycin capsule is an antibiotic prescribed to treat serious bacterial infections. It is useful for treating joint and bone infections (such as osteomyelitis) and abdominal infections. Clindamycin is also used to treat dental infections (if other medications have not been effective in treating the infection). The antibiotic clindamycin works by stopping the growth and multiplication of bacteria.
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Dosage and method of taking clindamycin capsules
Read the package leaflet carefully before starting treatment with clindamycin capsules. This brochure will help you to get comprehensive information about the drug and its possible side effects.
The dose and amount of clindamycin capsules vary from person to person; Use the medicine exactly as your doctor advised. It is usually given as 1-2 capsules a day (150-300 mg).
Take the medicine exactly on time.
Even if you feel that you have recovered after taking a few capsules, still take all the capsules prescribed by your doctor, the course of antibiotic treatment should not be stopped at once.
If you forget to take your daily dose of clindamycin capsules at the scheduled time but soon forget to take the medicine; But if you remember when the next dose is near the hour, do not take the missed dose. You should not take two doses of the medicine together because of the missed dose.
Contraindications Clindamycin capsules
Note the expiration date of the clindamycin capsule and do not take it if your medicine has expired.
Never give clindamycin capsules to another person, even if you have the same symptoms.
Check for drug interactions with clindamycin capsules, and if you are taking a drug that interacts with this drug, talk to your doctor about using your medications.
Taking clindamycin capsules during pregnancy and lactation
During pregnancy and lactation, you should not use the drug arbitrarily and without consulting your doctor. Medications can have devastating effects on the fetus or on yourself. Although clindamycin has not been shown to pose a risk to infants, any medication should be taken under the supervision of a physician while you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
The effect of clindamycin capsules on driving and working with machines
Clindamycin capsules may make you dizzy or drowsy, so make sure you are alert before driving or operating machinery.
Drug Interactions Clindamycin Capsules
Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter and herbal medicines) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.
Some medications that may interact with this drug include: Macrolide antibiotics (such as clarithromycin, erythromycin), kaolin-pectin.
Although most antibiotics are unlikely to affect pregnancy control, antibiotics such as rifampin and rifabutin reduce the effectiveness of hormonal contraceptives such as pills, patches, or rings. Consult your doctor before using antibiotics.
It may increase the effects of some medications used during surgery (including: neuromuscular blockers (anesthetics) such as pancuronium, tubocurarine. Tell your doctor if you are taking this medicine.
Special warnings and precautions when taking clindamycin capsules
Some medications may not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best for your doctor to know the following before taking clindamycin capsules:
If you decide to have a baby, if you are pregnant or if you are breast-feeding. Although clindamycin has not been shown to be dangerous for infants, any medication should be taken under the supervision of a physician while you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
If you have porphyria (a rare inherited blood disorder).
If you have gastrointestinal disorders that have caused diarrhea.
If you are currently taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether prescribed to you or your doctor, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.
If you have ever been allergic to a particular drug.
Side effects of clindamycin capsules
All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some of the side effects go away after a short time of taking the medicine. In case of persistent side effects, the physician should be informed:
- Feeling sick: Eat simple foods and plenty of water.
- Diarrhea: Drink plenty of water to replenish lost water.
- Itchy skin rash
- Stomach ache
Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel are due to the use of clindamycin capsules.
Overuse of clindamycin capsules (drug poisoning)
- Do not take clindamycin capsules more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.
- If you feel that someone has been poisoned and you have symptoms such as shortness of breath, fainting and weakness (fainting), call the emergency room immediately.
Storage conditions of clindamycin capsules
- Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.
- Store the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.