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Clindamycin

By

Brian J. Werth

, PharmD, University of Washington School of Pharmacy

Medically Reviewed Jun 2022 | Modified Sep 2022
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Clindamycin belongs to a class of antibiotics Overview of Antibiotics Antibiotics are drugs used to treat bacterial infections. They are not effective against viral infections and most other infections. Antibiotics either kill bacteria or stop them from reproducing... read more called lincosamides. Clindamycin is used to treat serious bacterial infections, including some infections that are resistant to other antibiotics.

Clindamycin works by preventing bacteria from producing proteins they need to grow and multiply.

Use of Clindamycin During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

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