Generic Name: Lincomycin

  • What is Lincocin?

    Lincocin is an antibiotic used to treat infections caused by certain bacteria. Lincocin is administered intravenously (through a vein in your arm), intramuscularly (injected into the muscle), or subconjunctivally (injected into the eye).

  • What is the most important information I should know about Lincocin?

    Mild diarrhea is common with antibiotic use. However, a more serious form of diarrhea, although rare, may occur. Contact your doctor immediately if you experience stomach pain or cramps, severe diarrhea, or bloody stools. Do not treat the diarrhea without first checking with your doctor.

    Serious or severe allergic reactions can occur while you are receiving Lincocin. Tell your doctor immediately if you experience a severe rash or difficulty breathing.

    Like all antibiotics, Lincocin works only against bacteria. It will not cure an infection caused by a virus, such as the common cold or flu.

  • Who should not take Lincocin?

    Your doctor will not administer Lincocin to you if you are allergic to it, any of its ingredients, or clindamycin.

  • What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of Lincocin?

    Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Lincocin. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history, especially if you have any allergies, liver or kidney disease, gastrointestinal (stomach and intestines) disease, asthma, are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

  • What is the usual dosage?

    The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your doctor uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your doctor may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your doctor's approval.

    Adults: Your doctor will administer the appropriate dose for you based on the severity of your infection.

    If you have kidney impairment, your doctor will adjust your dose appropriately.

    Children >1 month: Your doctor will administer the appropriate dose for your child, based on their weight and severity of their infection.

  • How should I take Lincocin?

    Your doctor will administer Lincocin to you.

  • What should I avoid while taking Lincocin?

    Do not miss your scheduled follow-up appointments with your doctor.

  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Lincocin?

    If Lincocin is used with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following prior treatment with Lincocin: erythromycin.

  • What are the possible side effects of Lincocin?

    Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.

    Side effects may include: allergic reactions, breathing problems, diarrhea, dizziness, itchiness, low blood pressure, nausea, pain or difficulty urinating, rash, ringing or roaring in your ear, yellowing of your skin or whites of your eyes

  • Can I receive Lincocin if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

    The effects of Lincocin during pregnancy are unknown. Lincocin can be found in your breast milk if you receive it during breastfeeding. Tell your doctor immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

  • What should I do if I miss a dose of Lincocin?

    Lincocin should be given under special circumstances determined by your doctor.

  • How should I store Lincocin?

    Your doctor will store this medication for you.