Clindamycin HCI is a prescription broad-spectrum antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections of the skin, mouth and bones caused by certain types of bacteria. It may also be prescribed to treat certain protozoan infections, such as toxoplasmosis and babesiosis. It works by stopping bacteria from producing proteins that encourage their growth and reproduction, stopping the spread of infection and allowing the body's immune system to kill the bacteria. Customers may receive this drug under the names Antirobe, Cleocin.
Clindamycin is an antibiotic that is used to treat susceptible soft tissue, dental, bone, and some protozoal infections.
Possible Side Effects
Minor gastrointestinal side effects such as vomiting and diarrhea have occurred.
Drug & Food Interactions
Interactions may occur with erythromycin or cyclosporine. Other interactions may occur so always tell your vet about any other medications/supplements the pet is taking prior to giving Clindamycin.
Do not give Clindamycin to pets who are allergic to it or similar antibiotics; consult your veterinarian if you're unsure if Clindamycin is right for your pet.
NOTE: For Generic Medications, picture displayed may not depict actual product. Generic medications may vary from one order to the next by size, color and shape depending on manufacturer. Customers may receive the same drug under the names Antirobe, Cleocin.
Use according to your veterinarian's exact directions. If you miss a dose, give it as soon as you remember. If you miss a dose and it's nearly time for the next one, skip the dose you missed and continue the medication on schedule.
Store at controlled room temperatures between 68° - 77°F.
What is Clindamycin?
This is a lincosamide class of antibiotics that is given by mouth (orally). It is effective in the treatment of susceptible bacterial infections. It can also treat some protozoal infections.
What are the benefits of Clindamycin?
- Generic equivalent to Antirobe.
- Works well to treat susceptible bacterial infections including dental infections.
- Also treats some protozoal infections.
- Minimal side effects when used as directed.
How is this medication given?
Follow your veterinarians precise instructions regarding the use of Clindamycin.
This is an oral medication (given by mouth). Always complete the entire course of prescribed medication or the infection may recur or worsen.
Give directly by mouth followed by some water or with a small amount of food.
How does this medication work?
Clindamycin prevents vulnerable bacteria from producing proteins that are essential to their growth so bacteria can no longer grow.
What results can I expect?
Clindamycin is absorbed quickly through the digestive tract and can travel to multiple organs.
Susceptible bacterial/protozoal infections should be killed and your pet should start to feel better if Clindamycin is used as directed.
Infections may recur or worsen if the entire course of medication is not completed.