Clindamycin is the active ingredient in clindamycin-containing products. It is also known by its chemical name, 7-chloro-7-deoxy-7-amino-6-oxo-6-heptenoic acid.
Clindamycin is also known by the following synonyms: clindamycin hydrochloride, clindamycin phosphate, cleocin, clindacin, clindagel, clindesse, clindets, cleocin-t, and clindacin-t.
Clindamycin is used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections, including those of the skin, lungs, urinary tract, and abdomen. It is often prescribed to treat infections caused by anaerobic bacteria, such as those that cause acne, respiratory infections, and urinary tract infections.
Clindamycin can cause a wide range of side effects, including nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain. It can also cause an allergic reaction in some people. It is important to tell your doctor if you have a history of allergies or asthma, as clindamycin can worsen these conditions.
History of Discovery
Clindamycin was first discovered in the late 1950s by scientists at Upjohn Pharmaceuticals. It was approved for use in the United States in 1967 and has been used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections ever since.
Clindamycin is a powerful antibiotic that can be used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections. It is important to follow your doctor’s instructions when taking clindamycin, and to report any side effects or allergic reactions to your doctor.