Clindamycin is indicated in the treatment of serious 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 for whom, in the judgment of the physician, a penicillin is inappropriate. Because of the risk of colitis, as described in the WARNING box, before selecting clindamycin the physician should consider the nature of the infection and the suitability of less toxic alternatives (eg, erythromycin).
Take clindamycin exactly as prescribed by your doctor.
- Take the capsule with a full glass of water to keep it from irritating your throat.
- To make sure this medicine is not causing harmful effects, you may need frequent medical tests during treatment.
- If you miss a dose, use the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Protect the injectable medicine from high heat.