Contain the active ingredient: Clindamycin Hydrochloride, which is a type of medicine called an antibiotic. It is used to treat infections with bacteria.
Clindamycin works by preventing bacteria from producing proteins that are essential to them. Without these proteins the bacteria cannot grow, replicate and increase in numbers. The remaining bacteria eventually die or are destroyed by the immune system. This treats the infection.
Clindamycin is active against a wide variety of Gram positive bacteria, including streptococci, pneumococci and staphylococci (including MRSA). It is also effective against a group of bacteria known collectively as anaerobic bacteria. This type of bacteria do not need oxygen to grow and multiply. Anaerobic bacteria can cause infections in areas of the body such as the bones, gut, pelvic cavity and gums. Clindamycin is used to treat these types of infections, as well as skin and soft tissue infections such as leg ulcers and pressure sores.
Clindamycin is not a widely used antibiotic because it is associated with a higher risk of developing antibiotic-associated colitis (inflammation of the colon) than other antibiotics. This colitis usually results in severe diarrhoea and clindamycin should be stopped immediately if this occurs. See the warning section below for more information.
To make sure the bacteria causing an infection are susceptible to clindamycin your doctor may take a tissue sample, for example a blood sample or swab from the skin.
What is it used for?
Clindamycin is usually reserved for treating serious infections such as those below, when treatment with other types of antibiotic, such as penicillins, macrolides or metronidazole, has not been effective.
Bacterial infections of the skin and soft tissue, such as infected ulcers, erysipelas, cellulitis.
Bacterial infections of joints and bone (eg osteomyelitis).
Bacterial infections of the abdominal cavity (peritonitis).
Treating falciparum malaria (unlicensed use).
Manufactured by Siam Bheasach, Thailand
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Size : 10 x 10's = 100 capsules / box