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A lincosamide antibiotic drug, mostly used to treat infections with anaerobic bacteria.
Clindamycin rINN is a lincosamide antibiotic. It is usually used to treat infections with anaerobic bacteria, but can also be used to treat some protozoal diseases, such as malaria. It is a common topical treatment for acne and can be useful against some methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections. The most severe common adverse effect of clindamycin is Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea. Although this side effect occurs with almost all antibiotics, including beta-lactam antibiotics, it is classically linked to clindamycin use. Clindamycin is marketed under various trade names, including Dalacin, Lincocin, and Daclin. Combination products include Duac, BenzaClin, Clindoxyl and Acanya, and Ziana. Clindamycin is also available as a generic drug.
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An antibacterial agent that is a semisynthetic analog of LINCOMYCIN.
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