CLINDAMYCIN HCL Ritemed 300 milligrams
Generic Name: CLINDAMYCIN HCL
Brand Name: Ritemed
Dosage Strength: 300 milligrams
Dosage Form: Capsule
WHAT IS THE MEDICINE USED FOR?
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:
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
|Pneumocystis jiroveci (carinii) pneumonia in patients with AIDS*||300 mg to 450 mg
every 6 hours
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.|
- 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.
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