What is Clindamycin? This is a lincosamide class of antibiotics that is given by mouth (orally). It is effective in the treatment of susceptible bacterial infections. It can also treat some protozoal infections.
What are the benefits of Clindamycin?
- Generic equivalent to Antirobe.
- Works well to treat susceptible bacterial infections including dental infections.
- Also treats some protozoal infections.
- Minimal side effects when used as directed.
Formulated for: dogs, cats, and ferrets can be given Clindamycin.
How is this medication given? Follow your veterinarians precise instructions regarding the use of Clindamycin.
This is an oral medication (given by mouth). Always complete the entire course of prescribed medication or the infection may recur or worsen.
Give directly by mouth followed by some water or with a small amount of food.
How does this medication work?Clindamycin prevents vulnerable bacteria from producing proteins that are essential to their growth so bacteria can no longer grow.
What results can I expect Clindamycin is absorbed quickly through the digestive tract and can travel to multiple organs.
Susceptible bacterial/protozoal infections should be killed and your pet should start to feel better if Clindamycin is used as directed.
Infections may recur or worsen if the entire course of medication is not completed.
What form(s) does Clindamycin come in? Clindamycin HCl is available as a capsule, tablet, and liquid.
Generic Name: Clindamycin(Common Drug Name
Common Brand Name: Antirobe
Dose and Administration: Use according to your veterinarians exact directions.
Give some water when given directly by mouth . You can also give each dose of medication in a small amount of food. Make sure your pet has unlimited access to water.
Complete the entire course of medication even if your pet starts feeling better or infection can return or worsen.
Only give this medication to the pet it has been prescribed for. If you miss a dose, give it as soon as you remember. If you miss a dose and it is close to the next dose, skip the previous dose and continue the course of medication on schedule.
Uses: Clindamycin is an antibiotic that is used to treat susceptible soft tissue, dental, bone, and some protozoal infections.
Possible Side Effects: GI side effects such as vomiting, diarrhea, bloody diarrhea, and inappetance have been reported.
Some pets may experience an allergic reaction which can cause hives, itching, swelling, or other symptoms.
Call your veterinarian at once if your pet is acting strange in any way after taking Antirobe.
Drug and Food Interactions: Interactions may occur with erythromycin or cyclosporine. Other interactions may occur so always tell your vet about any other medications/supplements your pet is taking prior to giving Clindamycin.
Precautions: Do not give Clindamycin to pets who are allergic to it or similar antibiotics.
No safety studies have been conducted in pregnant or lactating females.
Clindamycin should not be given to horses, guinea pigs, rabbits, chinchillas, hamsters, or ruminants.
Pets with kidney or liver disease may need dose adjustments so use Clindamycin cautiously in these patients.
Storage:Store at room temperature away from children and pets.
A prescription from your veterinarian is required to purchase Clindamycin.
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Comments about Clindamycin Hydrochloride Antibiotic:
I use these tablets to help manage my cat's toxoplasmosis titers. She receives 75mg a day and will probably need to take it for the rest of her life. Clindamycin is awful tasting, and using the liquid formulation is out of the question with my cat. The 25mg tablets are small enough to hide in treats, which she will eat. This medication MUST be given with food or cats will vomit it up. Although clindamycin ordered through Pet Direct is cheaper than my vet, it is still expensive. The prescription service is a little confusing. I don't know why my vet had to be contacted again when I clearly had refills left. Then, I was told I had no refills left after my 2nd order This was corrected after I sent them a photo of the label.