- Bacterial Infections 101 Pictures Slideshow
- Take the Tummy Trouble Quiz
- Hepatitis C Slideshow Pictures
- What is lincomycin-oral, and how does it work (mechanism of action)?
- What brand names are available for lincomycin-oral?
- Is lincomycin-oral available as a generic drug?
- Do I need a prescription for lincomycin-oral?
- What are the side effects of lincomycin-oral?
- What is the dosage for lincomycin-oral?
- Which drugs or supplements interact with lincomycin-oral?
- Is lincomycin-oral safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
- What else should I know about lincomycin-oral?
What is the dosage for lincomycin-oral?
- Adults: Inject 600 mg every 24 hours. May use 600 mg every 12 hours or more often for severe infections, if needed.
- Pediatric patients of 1 month of age and older: Inject 10 mg/kg every 24 hours. May use 10 mg/kg every 12 hours or more often for severe infections, if needed.
- Adults: Administer 600 mg to 1000 mg every 8 to 12 hours. May increase doses for more severe infections, but the maximum daily dose of 8000 mg of lincomycin is recommended; higher rates and doses have been associated with severe cardiopulmonary reactions.
- Pediatric patients of 1 month of age and older: Administer 10 to 20 mg/kg/day in divided doses over 8 to 12 hours.
Safe and effective use of lincomycin is not established for infants of age less than 1 month old.
Which drugs or supplements interact with lincomycin-oral?
Lincomycin should be used with caution with neuromuscular blocking medications such as atracurium (Tracrium), pancuronium (Pavulon), rocuronium (Zemuron), succinylcholine (Anectine), and vecuronium. Lincomycin may increase the effects of neuromuscular blockage and lead to respiratory depression.
Quick GuideSymptoms of Mono: Infectious Mononucleosis Treatment
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
Need help identifying pills and medications?
Use the pill identifier tool on RxList.