- Capsule: 75, 150, and 300 mg.
- Oral Solution: 75 mg/5 ml
- Clindamycin may act as a neuromuscular blocker. This means it can increase the action of neuromuscular blocking drugs (for example, pancuronium and vecuronium), which are used during surgery.
PREGNANCY AND BREASTFEEDING SAFETY:
- The frequency of congenital abnormalities was not increased when pregnant women used clindamycin during the second and third trimesters. Clindamycin should not be used during the first trimester of pregnancy unless it is clearly needed because it has not been properly evaluated during the first trimester of pregnancy.
- Clindamycin is excreted in breast milk and should not be used by nursing mothers or nursing should be stopped.
STORAGE: Clindamycin should be store at room temperature, 20 C to 25 C (68 to 77 F).
- The recommended dose for adults for serious infections is 150 to 450 mg every 6 to 8 hours up to a maximum dose of 1.8 grams per day.
- For pediatric patients the recommended dose is 8 to 20 mg/kg/day divided into 3 or 4 equal doses.
- To avoid throat irritation, clindamycin should be taken with a full glass of water.
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