Clindamycin is a lincomycin antibiotic. Lincomycins work by stopping bacterial cells from making protein. This stops cell growth and reproduction, killing colonies of bacteria and ending infections. It is often used for patients who are allergic to penicillin, and is effective against acne, lung infections, skin and soft tissue infections, and infections of female genitalia. It is not given for viral infections such as cold or flu. This does not cure the disease and only helps to grow resistant strains of bacteria.
Dose of Clindamycin
Clindamycin is available in capsules. Usual dose is 8 to 20mg/kg/day in divided into 3-4 doses per day. Topical clindamycin is used to treat acne.
Common Side Effects:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Abdominal pain
- Joint pain
- Vaginal itching and/discharge
- Skin rash and itch
- Sore throat
- Changes in bowel habits
- Oily skin
- Peeling skin
- Other skin irritation
Cost of Clindamycin
The price of clindamycin capsules (300 mg) ranges from $12 to $32 for a bottle of 30 capsules. To find the least expensive pharmacy that sells Clindamycin near you and to download a coupon click here.
Where Can I Get a Prescription for Clindamycin?
Clindamycin is a prescription drug that can be bought only with a prescription from a physician or other licensed prescriber. Did you know? QuickMD can treat simple infections remotely by telemedicine and prescribe Clindamycin online.