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Lincomycin

INFORMATION

Uses

Lincomycin is used in the treatment of bacterial infections.

How it works

Lincomycin is an antibiotic. It stops bacterial growth by inhibiting synthesis of essential proteins, which are required by bacteria to carry out vital functions.

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

  • 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

Lincomycin

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 25 November, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)