Clindacin Clindamycin Hydrochloride Capsule Oral Suspension Powder and Injection

Chndamycin capsule, powder for oral solution and Injection.



Clindacin® 150 Capsule: Each capsule contains Clindamycin Hydrochloride BP equivalent to Clindamycin 150 mg.

Clindacin® 300 Capsule: Each capsule contains CIidamycin Hydrocloride BP equivalent to Clindamycin 300 mg.

Clindacin® powder for oral solution: After reconstitution according to direction, each 5 ml solution contains Clindamycin Palmitate Hydrochloride USP equivalent to Clindamycin 75 mg.

Clindacin® 300 IV/IM Injection: Each 2 ml Clindacin Sterile Solution contains Clindamycin Phosphate BP equivalent to Clindamycin 300 mg.

Clindacin® 600 IV/IM Injection: Each 4 ml Clindacin Sterile Solution contains Clindacin Stearate Solutions Clindamycin Phosphate BP equivalent to Clindamycin 600 mg.



Clindamycin is a lincosamide antibiotic used in the treatment of infections caused by susceptible microorganisms. Clindamycin is a semisynthentic antibiotic derived from lincomycin.


Aerobic gram-positive cocci, including: Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus epidermidis (penicillinase and non-penicillinase producing strains), Streptococci, Pneumococci. Anaerobic gram-negative bacilli, including: Bacteroids species, Fusobacterium species. Anaerobic gram-positive non-spore forming bacilli, including: Propionibacterium species, Eubacterium species, Actinomyces species. Anaerobic and microaerophilic gram-positive cocci, including: Peptococcus species, Peptostreptococcus species, Microaerophilic streptococci, C. perferinges.



Clindacin Capsule, Powder for oral solution and IV/IM Injection: Clindamycin hydrochloride has been shown to be effective in the treatment of the following infections when caused by susceptible anaerobic bacteria or susceptible strains of gram positive bacteria, such as Streptococci, Staphylococci and Pneumococci; Upper respiratory infections, Lower respiratory infections, Skin and soft tissue infections, Bone and joint infections, Pelvic infections, Intra-abdominal infections; Septicemia and endocarditis, Dental infections. As an alternative therapy when used in combination with quinine or amodiaquine for the treatment of multi-drug
resistant Plasmodium falciparum infection.


Dosage and Administration

Dosage of Clindacin Capsule

Serious infections: 150 mg – 300 mg every six hours.

More severe infections: 300 mg – 450 mg every six hours.

To avoid the possibility of oesophageal irritation, Clindacin capsules should be taken with a full glass of water.

Pathogens Duration of Plasma conc. remains over MIC90
Staphylococci sp. 12 hours
Streptococci sp. 12 hours
Bacteroides sp. 12 hours

Several researches have found that Clindamycin 300 mg capsule provides plasma concentration over MIC90 for more than 12 hours. These findings supports the twice daily dosing of Clindacin 30 mg capsule particularly in SSTIs & RTIs.

However, in case of bone and joint infections, diabetic foot infections dose of Clindamycin should be 300 mg capsule 3-4 times daily.


Dosage of Clindacin Powder for oral solution

Serious infections: 8-12 mg/kg/day divided into 3 or 4 equal doses.

Severe infections: 13-16 mg/kg/day divided into 3 or 4 equal doses.

More severe infections: 17-25 mg/kg/day divided into 3 or 4 equal doses.

In pediatric patients weighing 10 kg or less, ½ teaspoon (37.5 mg) three times a day should be considered the minimum recommended dose.


Dosage of Clindacin IV/IM Injection


Parenteral (IV/IM Administration): Serious infections due to aerobic gram-positive cocci and the more susceptible anaerobes:

600-1200 mg/day in 2- 4 equal doses.

More severe infections, 1200-2700 mg/day in 24 equal doses.

For more serious infections, these doses may have to be increased. In life threatening situations due to either aerobes or anaerobes these doses may be increased. Doses of as much as 4800 mg daily have been given intra-venously to adults.

Single intramuscular injections of greater than 600 mg are not recommended.
Neonates (less than 1 month)

15 to 20 mg/kg/day in 3 to 4 equal doses. The lower effective dosage may be adequate, for small prematures.

Pediatric patients (1 month of age to 16 years)

Parenteral (IV/IM) administration: 20 to 40 mg/kg/day in 3 or 4 equal doses. The higher doses would be used for more severe infections.

Parenteral therapy may be changed to Capsules (clindamycin hydrochloride) when the condition warrants and at the discretion of the physician.

In cases of β-hemolytic streptococcal infections, treatment should be continued for at least 10 days.



Shake the bottle well to loosen the powder. Add 80 ml (with the help of supplied measuring cup) of boiled and cooled water to the dry mixture in the bottle. For ease of preparation, add water to the bottle in two proportions. Shake well after each addition until all the powder is in solution. Keep the bottle tightly closed. The reconstituted solution should be used within 2 weeks if kept at room temperature.



Dilution and infusion Rates

Clindamycin phosphate must be diluted prior to IV administration. The concentration of clindamycin in diluents for infusion should not exceed 18 mg per mL. Infusion rates should not exceed 30 mg per minute. The usual infusion dilutions and rates are as follows:

Dose Diluent
(Dextrose 5% or NaCI 0.9%)
Infusion Duration
300 mg 50 ml 10mm
600 mg 50 ml 20 mm
900 mg 50 ml-100 ml 30 mm
1200 mg 100 ml 40mm

• Administration of more than 1200 mg in a single 1 hour infusion is not recommended.

• SingIe IM injections of greater than 600 mg are not recommended. Dilution is not required for intramuscular administration.

• Parenteral drug products should be inspected visually for particulate matter and discoloration prior to administration, whenever solution and container permit.


Dilution and Compatibility

Physical and biological compatibility studies monitored for 24 hours at room temperature have demonstrated no inactivation or incompatibility with the use of Clindamycin phosphate Sterile Solution (clindamycin phosphate) in IV solutions containing sodium chloride, glucose, calcium or potassium, and solutions containing vitamin B complex in concentrations usually used clinically.

No incompatibility has been demonstrated with the antibiotics cephalothin, kanamycin, gentamicin, penicillin or carbenicillin.


Physico-Chemical Stability of diluted solutions of Clindacin Injection

Room temperature: 16 days at 25°C.

Refrigeration: 32 days at 4°C.



The adverse effects have been reported with the use of clindamycin are abdominal pain, oesophagitis and oesophagial ulcer, nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea, pruritus, skin rashes, urticaria.



Clindacin should be prescribed, with caution in individuals with history of gastrointestinal disease, particularly colitis.


Use in pregnancy and Lactation

Pregnancy Category B: Clindamycin crosses the placenta in humans. After multiple doses, amniotic fluid concentrations were approximately 30% of maternal concentrations, Clindamycin should be used in pregnancy only if clearly needed.


Clindamycmn has been reported to appear in breast milk. Therefore, it is not recommended for nursing mothers if not clearly needed.

Use in newborns and infants

When Clindamycin is administered to newborns and infants (birth to 16 years), appropriate monitoring of organ system functions is desirable.

Geriatric use

Dose adjustment of Clindamycin is not necessary.



Clindamycin is contraindicated in patients previously found to be sensitive to clindamycin or any of the ingredients of this medicine.


Drug Interactions

Clindamycin enhance the action of other neuromuscular blocking agents. Therefore it should be used with caution in patients receiving such agents. Antagonism has been demonstrated between clindamycin and erythromycin in vitro. Because of possible clinical significance, these two drugs should not be administered concurrently.



Overdosage with orally administered clindamycin has been rare. Adverse reactions similar to those with normal doses can be expected, however, unexpected reactions could octcur. Haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis are not effective in removing clindamycin from the serum. Overdosage should be treated with simple gastric lavage.

No specific antidote is known.


Clindacin 150 Capsule: Each box contains 3 blister strips of 10 Capsule.

Clindacin 300 Capsule: Each box contains 3 blister strips of 10 Capsule.

Clindacin powder for oral solution: Each bottle contains powder to be reconstituted into 100 ml oral solution.

Clindacin 300 IV/IM Injection: Each box contains 5 ampoules of 2 ml solution for injection.

Clindacin 600 IV/IM Injection: Each box contains 5 ampoules of 4 ml solution for injection.


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Incepta Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Dhaka, Bangladesh


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