Clindamycin HCl 300 mg
This medication is administered orally in form of a capsule and is used to treat bacterial infections. Clindamycin is available in generic forms and is manufactured under different brand names. Oral Clindamycin is approved for treating abdominal infections, respiratory illnesses and soft tissue infections. Clindamycin is also used by veterinary doctors and is also prescribed to prevent heart infections.
Clindamycin is recommended and prescribed for the treatment of serious anaerobic bacteria infections.
Clindamycin hcl 300 mg is recommended for the treatment of infections due to serious strains of staphylococci, pneumococci and streptococci. Because of the high risks of colitis, Clindamycin is received for patients who are allergic to penicillin or patients who a doctor may dim inappropriate to penicillin to.
Antibacterial agents have reported Pseudomembranous colitis together with clindamycin and may vary from mild to life threatening. Patients who show signs of diarrhea should be diagnosed before the antibacterial agent is administered.
The normal flora of the colon may be changed when treatment with antibacterial agents is administered this may intern permit overgrowth of clostridia. This overgrowth is caused when toxin is produced by Clostridium difficile.
Theraputic measures should be taken after the diagnosis and establishment of pseudomembranous colitis. Usually mild cases of pseudomembranous colitis respond to drugs while in moderate to severe cases treatment with antibacterial drugs, supplementation, protein, electrolytes and fluids should be given. A background check should be done on previous sensitivities to medication to drugs and other allergies
Treating Meningitis- clindamycin hcl 300 mg should not be used in the treatment of meningitis because clindamycin does not spread well into the cerebrospinal fluid.
Older patients associated with illnesses tolerate diarrhea well and should be closely monitored, experience suggest that when clindamycin is administered to these patients a change is observed in bowel frequency. Care should also be taken when administering this medication to patients with a history of gastrointestinal disease and atopic individuals
Among the reactions noted are pseudomembranous colitis, abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea and nausea
Skin rashes are the most commonly reported reactions, urticaria as well as Vesiculobullous rashes, a few cases of anaphylactoid and very rare cases of erythema multiforme have been reported.
Skin and the Mucous Membranes
rare cases of exfoliative dermatitis, Pruritus and vaginitis, have been reported.
During clindamycin therapy, abnormalities have been noted.
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
Adults: 300 mg every 6 hours.
Clindamycin hcl 300 mg are opaque pink capsules printed DAN 3120 supplied in bottles of 16 and 100.
Patients must be advised that clindamycin hydrochloride and any other antibacterial drug should only be used for the treatment of bacterial infections and not for viral infections.
The medication must be taken as prescribed even though a patient might feel better early in the course of medication. Not following the directions of medication or skipping doses may reduce the effectiveness of the medication or increase the possibility of the bacteria to develop resistance.