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Lincocin Capsules 500mg 12’s
Lincocin Capsules 500mg 12’s works by killing or stopping the growth of bacteria causing your infection. The specific infections for which Lincocin is used include ear, throat, and lung infections; skin infections; bone and joint infections; and infections of the blood. Lincocin will not work against viral infections such as colds or flu.
Lincomycin is a lincosamide antibiotic that comes from actinomycete Streptomyces lincolnensis. A related compound, clindamycin, is derived from lincomycin by using thionyl chloride to replace the 7-hydroxy group with a chlorine atom with an inversion of chirality.
Although similar in antibacterial spectrum and mechanism of action to macrolides, lincomycin is also effective against other organisms including actinomycetes and some species of Mycoplasma and Plasmodium.
Intramuscular administration of a single dose of 600 mg of Lincomycin produces average peak serum levels of 11.6 µg/mL at 60 min, and maintains therapeutic levels for 17 h to 20 h, for most susceptible gram-positive organisms. Urinary excretion after this dose ranges from 1.8% to 24.8%
Lincomycin is an antibiotic classified as a member of the lincosamide class, which typically features a L-proline amino acid derivative linked through amide group with an eight-carbon aminothio sugar.
Lincomycin is a narrow spectrum antibiotic with activity against Gram-positive and cell wall-less bacteria including pathogenic species of Streptococcus, Staphylococcus, and Mycoplasma. Lincomycin is used to treat severe bacterial infections in patients who cannot use penicillin antibiotics. Lincomycin shows weak activity against most Gram-negative bacteria.
This medication is used for treating bacterial infections caused by gram-positive bacteria.
Side Effects Of Lincocin Capsules 500mg 12’s
The patients being administered with this medication may experience persistent diarrhea, colitis (inflammation of the colon) in which case the patient must discontinue medicine immediately.
When Not To Use
- This medication is contraindicated in patients with sensitivity to the medication.
- Contact your general physician in case of any medical emergencies.