Clindamycin HCl 300mg

CLINDAMYCIN HCL Ritemed 300 milligrams

CLINDAMYCIN HCL

Ritemed

Generic Name: CLINDAMYCIN HCL
Brand Name: Ritemed
Dosage Strength: 300 milligrams
Dosage Form: Capsule

WHAT IS THE MEDICINE USED FOR?
(Indication)

For the treatment of the following infections caused by susceptible microorganisms:

  • Upper respiratory tract infections including streptococcal pharyngitis and  tonsillitis
  • Acute otitis media and acute maxillary sinusitis
  • Lower respiratory tract infections including atypical pneumonia, bronchitis
  • Skin and skin structure infections including impetigo, folliculitis, cellulitis, abscesses (abscesses usually require surgical drainage)
  • Disseminated or localized mycobacterial infections due to Mycobacteriumintracellulare or Mycobacterium avium. Localized infections due to Mycobacteriumkansasii, Mycobacteriumchelonae and Mycobacterium fortuitum(usually in combination with other antimicrobial agents)
  • Helicobacter pylori infections (in combination with other drugs)
  • Odontogenic infections

 HOW MUCH AND HOW OFTEN SHOULD YOU USE THIS MEDICINE? 

Usual Recommended Oral Adult Dose:

Serious Infections: 150 mg to 300 mg every 6 hours

More Severe Infections: 300 mg to 450 mg every 6 hours

Or, as prescribed by a physician.

Recommended Oral Adult Dose for Specific Infections:

Infection Recommended

Oral Clindamycin Dose

Duration of Treatment
Acne 150 mg every 12 hours
Bacterial vaginosis 300 mg every 12 hours 7 days
Cervicitis due to Chlamydia trachomatis 450 mg every 6 hours 10 to 14 days
 

 

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (Inpatient Treatment)

Initially with intravenous (IV) therapy         (Clindamycin IV 900 mg every 8 hours plusan IV antibiotic with an appropriate Gram-negative aerobic spectrum) for at least 4 days and at least 48 hours after the patient improves.

Then continue with oral clindamycin hydrochloride 450 mg every 6 hours to complete duration of treatment.

10 to 14 days
Prevention of Bacterial Endocarditis in penicillin-allergic patients 600 mg, one (1) hour before

the procedure

 single dose
 Pneumocystis jiroveci (carinii) pneumonia in patients with AIDS* 300 mg to 450 mg

every 6 hours

 

+

 

Primaquine

21 days

 

Note: If the patient should develop serious hematologic adverse effects, the dosage regimen of primaquine and/or clindamycin should be reduced.

     
 

Alternative treatment of multi-drug resistant Plasmodium falciparum infection**

20 mg/kg/day divided in

three (3) equal doses

 

+

 

Quinine or Amodiaquine

 

 

At least 5 days

Or, as prescribed by a physician.

(Contraindications)

  • Hypersensitivity to Clindamycin or any ingredient in the product

(Precautions)Not for the treatment of nonbacterial infections & meningitis. Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea (CDAD). Atopic individuals as well as history of GI disease particularly colitis. Concurrent use w/ neuromuscular blocking agents. G6PD deficiency. Perform blood exam during therapy w/ primaquine & surgical drainage & necrotic tissue removal in combination w/ antibiotic therapy. Severe renal &/or hepatic impairment accompanied by severe metabolic aberrations. Monitor serum levels for high-dose therapy. Periodic blood counts, liver & kidney function tests during prolonged therapy. Increased risk of antibiotic resistance. Overgrowth of nonsusceptible organisms including fungi; liver function tests abnormalities. Pregnancy & lactation. Childn ≤16 yr. Elderly >60 yr.
(Adverse Reactions) GI disturbances, allergic reactions, genital & anal pruritus, genital moniliasis, vaginitis & vag discharge, dizziness, fatigue, headache, agitation, confusion, hallucination, arthralgia, arthritis & joint disorders. Hematological disorders, reversible interstitial nephritis.

SRP: 37.75

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