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Clindamycin 1 Chemical Name methyl 7-chloro-678-trideoxy-6-1-methyl-trans-4-propyl-L-2-pyrrolidinecarboxamido-1-thio-L-threo-945-D-galacto-octopyranoside 2-dihydrogen phosphate 2 Drug name and manufacturer The drug name is Cleocin Clindamycin is manufactured by several different companies which include Teuto Ranbaxy and Stiefel 3 Mechanism of Action Clindamycin is used to treat serious infections caused by anaerobic bacteria Clindamycin is also prescribed to treat malignant infections due to strains of streptococci pneumococci and staphylococci Clindamycin is an anti-parasitic drug that is prescribed to treat toxoplasmosis Also frequently it is used as investigational treatment for active PCP pneumonia It also treats respiratory tract infections If you are allergic to penicillin or should not use penicillin according to a doctor then clindamycin should be used specifically for these patients Due to a risk of colitis according to the warning on the prescription a doctor should choose other less toxic alternatives if the infection isnt as serious An example would be erythromycin To lessen the protect the sustainability of Cleocin it should only be used to cure or prevent infections and fungi that are definitely caused by vulnerable bacteria 4 Narrow or Broad Spectrum Narrow Spectrum 5 What organisms is this antibiotic for Aerobic gram-positive cocci including Staphylococcus aureus Staphylococcus epidermidis when tested by in vitro methods some staphylococcal strains originally resistant to erythromycin rapidly develop resistance to clindamycin Streptococci except Streptococcus faecalis Pneumococci Anaerobic gram-negative bacilli including Bacteroides species including Bacteroides fragilis group and Bacteroides melaninogenucus group Fusobacterium species Anaerobic gram-positive non spore forming bacilli including Propionibacterium Eubacterium Actinomyces species Anaerobic and microaerophilic gram-positive cocci including Peptococcus species Peptostreptococcus species Microaerophilic streptococci 6 How is it administered Clindamycin can be administered in 3 various steps Also for the best results remember to take the antibiotic on a daily basis Orally Take either with a meal or without a meal Remember that if you are experiencing stomach pains take with food Taking it with a full glass of water is also optional
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