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Clindamycin &Zinc Acetate

Clindamycin &  Zinc Acetate

Acnelak Clz Cream is an antibiotic used to treat a numerous bacterial infections like pneumonia, strep throat, pelvic inflammatory disease, middle ear infections, bone or join infections, endocarditis among others. It is administered orally, or intravenously or as foam, gel, lotion or cream applied to the skin.

Acnelak Clz Cream belongs to a lincosamide class of antibiotics and works by blocking bacteria from synthesising protein. This drug should be used to treat bacterial infections only and not against viruses, such as for common cold or flu.

Common side effects of Acnelak Clz Cream include diarrhoea, jaundice, nausea, rashes on skin, urinating less than usual or not at all, pain at the site of injection, fever, body aches, unusual bleeding or easy bruising. If the side effects are more severe or persistent it is advisable to consult a doctor and discontinue the medication.

It is advised to avoid taking Acnelak Clz Cream if –

  • You suffer from gastrointestinal diseases.
  • You are allergic to lincosamides
  • You have asthma, a liver disease, eczema, Crohn’s disease, or an intestinal disease.
  • You are breastfeeding a baby.

Acnelak Clz Cream may interact with other drugs, herbs and vitamins and alter the way the medicine works. Ensure that your doctor is aware about all your other medications before prescribing you with a dose of Acnelak Clz Cream. Acnelak Clz Cream is generally safe during pregnancy, but consult a doctor before taking it.

Acnelak Clz Cream dosage recommended for adults for serious infections is usually 150-300 mg every 6 hours and for even severe infections is 300-450 mg every 6 hours. Not completing the dose as per prescription may have adverse affects and is therefore not advisable.

Uses

Clindamycin / Zinc Acetate is used for the treatment, control, prevention, & improvement of the following diseases, conditions and symptoms:

  • Lower respiratory tract infections
  • Skin and skin structure infections
  • Gynecological infections
  • Intra-abdominal infections
  • Septicemia
  • Bone and joint infections
  • Wilson's disease

Clindamycin / Zinc Acetate may also be used for purposes not listed here.

Clindamycin / Zinc Acetate Side-effects

The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur in medicines that contain Clindamycin / Zinc Acetate. This is not a comprehensive list. These side-effects are possible, but do not always occur. Some of the side-effects may be rare but serious. Consult your doctor if you observe any of the following side-effects, especially if they do not go away.

  • Abdominal pain
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Rash
  • Pruritus
  • Vaginitis
  • Jaundice
  • Neutropenia
  • Low levels of hdl cholesterol
  • Weakness in arms or legs
  • Clindamycin / Zinc Acetate may also cause side-effects not listed here.

Precautions

Before using Clindamycin / Zinc Acetate, inform your doctor about your current list of medications, over the counter products (e.g. vitamins, herbal supplements, etc.), allergies, pre-existing diseases, and current health conditions (e.g. pregnancy, upcoming surgery, etc.). Some health conditions may make you more susceptible to the side-effects of the drug. Take as directed by your doctor or follow the direction printed on the product insert. Dosage is based on your condition. Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens. Important counseling points are listed below.

  • Clostridium difficile associated diarrhea
  • Colitis
  • Diarrhea is a common problem
  • Finish the full course of therapy
  • Gastrointestinal disease
  • Meningitis
  • Pregnant women should not take more than 40 mg of zinc per day
  • Report to doctor if developing watery and bloody stools after having taken the last dose of this drug
  • Take it as directed
  • This medication treat bacterial infections and does not treat viral infection
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