CLINDAMYCIN 150MG HARD CAPSULES
Active substance(s): CLINDAMYCIN HYDROCHLORIDE
You must talk to a doctor if you do not feel better or if you feel worse.
2. Do not take Clindamycin 150 mg Hard Capsules
Do not take Clindamycin 150 mg Hard Capsules:
• if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to clindamycin or lincomycin which is a very similar antibiotic.
• if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to any of the other ingredients of Clindamycin 150 mg Hard Capsules listed
in section 6.
• if you are experiencing diarrhoea or suffer from intestinal inflammatory disease.
• if you are taking erythromycin to treat an infection.
Warning and precautions
Talk to you doctor or pharmacist before taking Clindamycin 150 mg Hard Capsules:
• if you have diarrhoea or usually get diarrhoea when you take antibiotics, or have ever suffered from problems
with your stomach or intestines
• if you develop diarrhoea during or after using Clindamycin 150 mg Hard Capsules stop taking the capsules
and tell your doctor immediately. This may be a sign of bowel inflammation (pseudomembranous colitis)
which can occur even after 2 to 3 weeks following treatment with antibiotics. if you suffer from problems with
your kidneys or liver
• if you suffer from asthma, or eczema or hay fever.
Clindamycin 150 mg Hard Capsules does not get into the brain and is therefore not suitable for treating serious
infections in and around the brain. Your doctor may need to give you another antibiotic if you have these
When used for a long duration, Clindamycin 150 mg Hard Capsules may cause infections that cannot be treated
with this antibiotic. Your doctor can explain the signs and symptoms of such types of infections.
Other medicines and Clindamycin 150 mg Hard Capsules
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken, or might take any other medicines, including
medicines obtained without a prescription.
Some medicines can affect the way this medicine works, or this medicine itself can reduce the effectiveness of
other medicines taken at the same time. These include:
• erythromycin (an antibiotic).
• muscle relaxants used during operations.
• warfarin or similar medicines – used to thin the blood. You may be more likely to have a bleed. Your doctor
may need to take regular blood tests to check how well your blood can clot.
Clindamycin 150 mg Hard Capsules with food and drink
Clindamycin 150 mg Hard Capsules may be taken either before or after a meal.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
If you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, you should contact your doctor
or pharmacist before taking Clindamycin 150 mg Hard Capsules.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking any medicine.
Tell your doctor if you will be breast-feeding while taking Clindamycin 150 mg Hard Capsules as the active
substance in this medicine may be passed into breast milk. Your doctor will decide if Clindamycin 150 mg Hard
Capsules is appropriate for you. If you continue to take Clindamycin 150 mg Hard Capsules, you should stop
If you are breast-feeding while you are taking Clindamycin 150 mg Hard Capsules and your baby gets diarrhoea,
with or without blood in it, or shows any other signs of illness you should tell your doctor immediately. You
should stop breast-feeding if this happens.
Driving and using machines
No effects on the ability to drive or use machines have been seen with Clindamycin 150 mg Hard Capsules.
Important information about some of the ingredients of Clindamycin 150 mg Hard Capsules
Clindamycin 150 mg Hard Capsules contain lactose. If you have been told by your doctor that you have an
intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor before taking this medicinal product.
3. How to take Clindamycin 150 mg Hard Capsules
Always use Clindamycin 150 mg Hard Capsules exactly as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. Check with
your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure how to use this medicine.
Adults and elderly patients
The recommended dose of Clindamycin 150 mg Hard Capsules is between 150 mg and 450 mg (1 to 3 capsules)
every 6 hours, depending on the severity of your infection.
Use in children
The recommended dosage in children is between 3 mg and 6 mg per kg depending on the severity of the
infection. Your doctor will work out the number of capsules your child should have.
Clindamycin 150 mg Hard Capsules should always be swallowed whole and washed down with a full glass of
Like all medicines, Clindamycin 150 mg Hard Capsules can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Tell your doctor immediately if you develop:
• signs of a severe allergic reaction such as sudden wheeziness, difficulty in breathing, swelling of eyelids, face
or lips, rash or itching (especially affecting the whole body). severe persistent or bloody diarrhoea (which may
be associated with stomach pain or fever). This may occur with some antibiotics and can be a sign of serious
bowel inflammation or pseudomembranous colitis.
• Potentially life threatening skin rashes:
- blistering and peeling of large areas of skin, mouth, around the eyes or genitals,
- a rare skin eruption that is characterised by the rapid appearance of areas of red skin studded with small
pustules (small blisters filled with white/yellow fluid) (Acute Generalised Exanthematous Pustulosis
- skin rash, which may blister, and looks like small targets (central dark spots surrounded by a paler area,
with a dark ring around the edge - erythema multiforme)
- widespread red skin rash with small pus-containing blisters (bullous exfoliative dermatitis)
- fever, swollen lymph nodes or skin rash, these may be symptoms of a condition known as DRESS (Drug
reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms) and can be severe and life-threatening.
Other possible side effects may include:
Common (may affect up to 1 in 10 people):
• abnormal liver function tests (poor liver function)
• pain in the stomach / abdomen, diarrhoea.
Uncommon (may affect up to 1 in 100 people)
• feeling sick or being sick (throwing up).
• rash- characterized by a flat red area on the skin that is covered with small bumps, hives.
Frequency cannot be estimated from the available data:
• infection inside and around the vagina.
• a more severe decrease in a specific class of white blood cell (agranulocytosis), a reduction in the number of
white blood cells (leucopenia), a decrease in the number of white blood cells (neutropenia), a reduced
number of platelets in the blood (thrombocytopenia), an increase in the number of white blood cells
• changes in the way things taste.
• inflammation of the lining of the oesophagus (gullet), open sores or lesions in the lining of the oesophagus
• yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes (jaundice).
• red or scaly skin (exfoliative dermatitis), red measles-like rash (rash morbilliform), itching.
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This includes any possible side effects not listed in
this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the UK Yellow Card Scheme, Website:
www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard. By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of
5. How to store Clindamycin 150 mg Hard Capsules
Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.
This medicinal product does not require any special storage conditions.
Do not use Clindamycin 150 mg Hard Capsules after the expiry date which is stated on the carton and blister. The
expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to throw away of
medicines you no longer use. These measures will help protect the environment.
6. Contents of the pack and other information
What Clindamycin 150 mg Hard Capsules contain
• The active substance is clindamycin hydrochloride. Each hard capsule contains
150 mg of clindamycin as clindamycin hydrochloride.
• The other ingredients are lactose monohydrate, maize starch, magnesium stearate and talc.
• capsule shell is made of gelatin. The colouring agents used in the capsule shell are indigo carmine (E 132),
erythrosin (E 127) and titanium dioxide (E 171).
• printing ink used in the capsule shell contains: Shellac, propylene glycol (E1520), titanium dioxide (E171) and
What Clindamycin 150 mg Hard Capsules look like and contents of the pack
Clindamycin 150 mg Hard Capsules have a lavender body and a maroon cap imprinted with CL 150. They come in
packs of 4, 8, 16, 20, 24, 30, 32, 40 and 100 capsules.
Not all pack sizes may be marketed.
Marketing Authorisation Holder and Manufacturer
Chanelle Medical, Loughrea, Co. Galway, Ireland
Creo Pharma Ltd, Felsted Business Centre, Felsted, Essex CM6 3LY, UK
This medicinal product is authorised in the Member States of the EEA
under the following names:
Clindamycin 150 mg Capsules
Clindamycin 150 mg Hard Capsules
This leaflet was last revised in 10/2015
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1. What Clindamycin 150 mg Hard Capsules are and what they are used for
4. Possible side effects
What Clindamycin 150 mg Hard Capsules are and what they are used for
What you need to know before you take Clindamycin 150 mg Hard Capsules
How to take Clindamycin 150 mg Hard Capsules
Possible side effects
How to store Clindamycin 150 mg Hard Capsules
Contents of the pack and other information.
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If you have any further questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
This medicine has been prescribed for you. Do not pass it on to others. It may harm them, even if their signs
of illness are the same as yours.
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This includes any possible side effects not listed
in this leaflet. See section 4.
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Long term use of Clindamycin 150 mg Hard Capsules
If you have to take Clindamycin 150 mg Hard Capsules for a long time, your doctor may arrange regular liver,
kidney and blood tests. Do not miss these check-ups with your doctor.
Long term use can also make you more likely to get other infections that do not respond to Clindamycin 150 mg
Hard Capsules treatment.
If you take more Clindamycin 150 mg Hard Capsules than you should
If you accidentally take too many Clindamycin 150 mg Hard Capsules contact your doctor at once or go to the
nearest hospital casualty department. Always take the labeled medicine package with you, whether there are any
Clindamycin 150 mg Hard Capsules left or not. Do not take any more capsules until your doctor tells you to.
If you forget to take Clindamycin 150 mg Hard Capsules
If the forgotten dose is just a few hours late, use it straight away. If it is nearly time for your next dose miss out
the forgotten one.
Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed dose.
If you stop taking Clindamycin 150 mg Hard Capsules
If you stop taking the medicine too soon your infection may come back again or get worse.
Do not stop taking this medicine or alter the dose you are currently taking without seeing your doctor first.
If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
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