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Clindamycin (Capsules) :
Clindamycin capsules are indicated for the treatment of soft-tissue infections, osteomyelitis, and periodontal diseases in dogs alone. The medication is the most commonly prescribed antibiotic, and is effective in treating pus-filled infections, post-surgical infections, deep penetrating wounds, and abscesses, and arrests the advent of foreign bodies. Clindamycin capsules are an oral medication available by prescription in convenient capsules. Clindamycin, the active component in the medicine is an effective semisynthetic antibiotic and is responsible for the therapeutic effects the medicine displays. Once the medication is taken, Clindamycin capsules act in association with white blood cells for speedy recovery of the infected area. Response is quick and effective results could be registered in less than 15 minutes. The medicine also displays high penetration power into enzymes protecting bones that makes it effective in treating bone infections.
Precautions when using
Clindamycin capsules are only prescribed for use in dogs alone. Do not use the medication in animals that have a higher degree of sensitivity to combinations of lincomycin or clindamycin. In case the medication is prescribed for a prolonged therapy of over a month or more, periodic diagnosis is imperative to detect liver or kidney troubles in the dog. Be cautious while using the medicine in dogs that are taking neuromuscular blocking agents, as clindamycin hydrochloride is reported to contain neuromuscular blocking properties. Also, the affect of the medicine in breeding or nursing dogs has not been clinically proven, so take extra care in administering the medicine to such animals. In addition, increased dosage can result in extreme loss of weight.
Side Effects of
Clindamycin capsules, being an antibiotic, has its share of side effects; animals taking the medication will experience loss of appetite, vomiting, diarrhea, anorexia etc.
For skin infections as well as dental infections, administer 2.5-15mg/lbs body weight in a gap of 12 hours. In case of osteomyelitis, the prescribed proportion would be 5mg.lb body weight every 12 hours. In either case, medication can be continued for 7-10 days or even a month.
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