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Composition for LYCIN

Lincomycin(500 mg)

food interaction for LYCIN

alcohol interaction for LYCIN

pregnancy interaction for LYCIN

lactation interaction for LYCIN

It is better to take this medicine empty stomach (1 hour before food or 2 hours after food).
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
It may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The potential benefits may outweigh the risks. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.


Lincomycin(500 mg)


Lycin 500mg injection is used in treatment of bacterial infections.

How it works

Lycin 500mg injection belongs to the class of antibiotics known as lincosamides. It acts by stopping the growth of the bacteria.

Common side effects

Nausea, Skin rash, Itching, Rectal itching, Ringing in ear, Dizziness, Tongue swelling, Tongue pain, Vaginal itching, Vaginal discharge, Vertigo, Vomiting


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Expert advice for LYCIN

  • Tell your doctor if you have or had asthma, gastrointestinal problems, liver or kidney disease.
  • Stop taking lincomycin immediately and seek medical advice if you experience diarrhea that is watery or bloody.
  • Seek immediate medical attention if you develop allergic reactions: rashes, difficulty in breathing, swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat.
  • Do not stop taking lincomycin even if you feel better, as skipping dose may increase the risk of further bacterial infections that are resistant to antibiotics.
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.

Frequently asked questions for LYCIN


Q. Is lincomycin a Macrolide? 
No, Lincomycin is not a macrolide, it belongs to lincosamide class.
Q. Is lincomycin an antibiotic?
Yes, Lincomycin is an antibiotic.
Q. Is lincomycin an aminoglycoside?
No, Lincomycin is not an aminoglycoside, it belongs to lincosamide class.
Q. What does lincomycin treat/ cure?
Lincomycin is used to treat infections caused by bacteria.
Q. How is lincomycin supplied?
Lincomycin is supplies as injectable solution, compounding powder or capsule.
Q. Where does lincomycin come from?
Lincomycin is derived from actinomyces Streptomyces lincolnensis (a species of bacteria).


Content on this page was last updated on 17 February, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)