Clindamycin

In some countries, this medicine may only be approved for veterinary use.

In the US, Clindamycin (clindamycin systemic) is a member of the drug class lincomycin derivatives and is used to treat Aspiration Pneumonia, Babesiosis, Bacteremia, Bacterial Endocarditis Prevention, Bacterial Infection, Bacterial Vaginitis, Bone infection, Deep Neck Infection, Diverticulitis, Intraabdominal Infection, Joint Infection, Malaria, Pelvic Inflammatory Disease, Peritonitis, Pneumocystis Pneumonia, Pneumonia, Prevention of Perinatal Group B Streptococcal Disease, Sinusitis, Skin Infection, Surgical Prophylaxis, Toxoplasmosis and Toxoplasmosis - Prophylaxis.

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Scheme

Rec.INN

ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)

D10AF01,G01AA10,J01FF01

CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)

0018323-44-9

Chemical Formula

C18-H33-Cl-N2-O5-S

Molecular Weight

424

Therapeutic Category

Antibacterial: Lincomycin

Chemical Names

L-threo-α-D-galacto-Octopyranoside, methyl 7-chloro-6,7,8-trideoxy-6-[[(1-methyl-4-propyl-2-pyrrolidinyl)carbonyl]amino]-1-thio-, (2S-trans)-

Methyl 7-chloro-6,7,8-trideoxy-6-trans-(1-methyl-4-propyl-L-2-pyrrolidinecarboxamido)-1-thio-L-threo-α-D-galacto-octopyranoside (WHO)

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TermDefinition
BANBritish Approved Name
BANMBritish Approved Name (Modified)
DCFDénomination Commune Française
DCITDenominazione Comune Italiana
ISInofficial Synonym
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name
WHOWorld Health Organization

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