Clindamycin is an antibiotic used to treat soft tissue, dental, and bone infections caused by susceptible strains of bacteria. Clindamycin requires a prescription from your veterinarian and is sold per capsule.Clindamycin fights infections caused by susceptible bacteria. Clindamycin works by stopping the growth of bacteria.
Give this medication exactly as prescribed by your veterinarian. Do not give in larger amounts, or give for longer than recommended by your veterinarian. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Allow plenty of water for your pet to drink. Give this medication for the entire length of time prescribed by your veterinarian. Symptoms may get better before the infection is fully treated. Periodic blood testing will be necessary. Kidney and liver function may also need to be tested. Prior to any surgery on your pet, let your veterinarian know if your pet is still taking clindamycin.
If any of the following serious side effects occur, stop giving clindamycin and seek emergency veterinary medical help: an allergic reaction (hives; difficulty breathing; or swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat). Stop the medication and talk to your veterinarian if any of these side effects occur: diarrhea that is watery or bloody; fever; chills; body aches; nausea; stomach pain; loss of appetite; dark urine; jaundice; urinating less than usual or not at all; fever; headache; or blistering or peeling of the skin. Side effects other than those listed in this guide may occur. Talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that is unusual or especially bothersome to your pet.
Antibiotics can cause diarrhea. If the diarrhea is watery or has blood in it, call your veterinarian. Do not use any medication to stop the diarrhea unless instructed by your veterinarian.Store clindamycin at room temperature away from moisture and heat.