Always consult your doctor or pharmacist before administering lincomycin.
If your condition does not improve or becomes worse, then call your doctor.
Use of lincomycin may cause dizziness, so avoid driving or operating machinery until you know the medication affects you.
Do NOT use lincomycin if:
- You are allergic to lincomycin, clindamycin, or other containing ingredients;
- You are breastfeeding.
There is not enough evidence that shows the effects of lincomycin during pregnancy. Though, lincomycin is excreted into breast milk and nursing mothers should not breastfeed while using this medication. Lincomycin contains benzyl alcohol and can harm newborn babies. Consult your doctor or health care professional before administering lincomycin.
Refer to your doctor or pharmacist for guidelines on dosage. Do not exceed what they advise. Usual dose for adults is: 600mg IM every day or 600mg – 1g IV every 8-12 hours. Usual does for children is: 10mg/kg IM every day or 10 to 20mg/kg/day IV divided every 8-12 hours.
Due to reports of clostridium difficile infection associated with diarrhea, tell your doctor immediately if you notice diarrhea or any unusual side effects. If suspected, stop using lincomycin and contact your doctor immediately.
Inform your doctor if you have asthma, allergies, stomach problems, liver disease, or kidney disease. Lincomycin can interact with medications, including erythromycin, kanamycin, phenytoin, and muscle-relaxing medications. Consult with your doctor about any medications you are taking or health conditions you have before your treatment with lincomycin.