... applesauce for easier swallowing?
No!!! do not open the capsule...
Clindamycin (oral / injection) "Clindamycin is an antibiotic used to treat infections caused by bacteria.
•Swallow clindamycin capsules whole (not crushed or chewed), with plenty of water.
•Even if your condition has improved it is important to complete the prescribed course of clindamycin.
•Oral contraceptives may be less effective while you are taking clindamycin and unplanned pregnancies are possible.
•The most common side effects are itching, skin rashes and being or feeling sick. If you suffer from diarrhoea during treatment with clindamycin, it is best to inform your doctor straight away."
If they can not take the capsule then there is an injectable ... Use that.
It's can be done but it's not recommended because Clindamycin irritates the lining of the stomach and intestines and cause an upset stomach (that's why it has the capsule.) They do have a liquid form called Cleocin which may help if you or the person you're prescribing the medication to has a hard time swallowing pills. Hope this helps. Happy Hoildays.
Medication Guide: Theophylline
Dec 14, 2008 ... Theo-Dur (extended-release capsule that may be opened and sprinkled on food) ... These drugs can be given orally, although absorption may be slow and ... Erythromycin, ciprofloxacin/enrofloxacin, clindamycin, and other ...
http://ratguide.com/meds/respiratory_drugs/theophylline.php - 8k
Hope this helps Good luck
i opened the capsules for my son and mix it in applesauce , peanutbutter or yogurt until he was old enough to swallow the capsule, and when taking care of my elderly father i had to crush or open all of his meds because he'd had a stroke and it was the only way to get him to take his meds. missy2
- Clindamycin Information for Consumers
- Clindamycin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Clindamycin (detailed)
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