Generic name: clindamycin hydrochloride
Dosage form: capsule
This dosage information does not include all the information needed to use Cleocin safely and effectively. See full prescribing information for Cleocin.
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If significant diarrhea occurs during therapy, this antibiotic should be discontinued (see WARNING box).
Adults: Serious infections—150 to 300 mg every 6 hours.More severe infections—300 to 450 mg every 6 hours. Pediatric Patients: Serious infections—8 to 16 mg/kg/day (4 to 8 mg/lb/day) divided into three or four equal doses. More severe infections—16 to 20 mg/kg/day (8 to 10 mg/lb/day) divided into three or four equal doses.
To avoid the possibility of esophageal irritation, CLEOCIN HCl Capsules should be taken with a full glass of water.
Serious infections due to anaerobic bacteria are usually treated with CLEOCIN PHOSPHATE® Sterile Solution. However, in clinically appropriate circumstances, the physician may elect to initiate treatment or continue treatment with CLEOCIN HCl Capsules.
In cases of Î²-hemolytic streptococcal infections, treatment should continue for at least 10 days.