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  • dental prophylaxis
  • staphylococcal bone and joint infections
  • peritonitis


  • pseudomembranous colitis
  • diarrhoea

NB. Discontinue AT ONCE if either pseudomembranous colitis or diarrhoea develop.

  • impaired hepatic and renal function - clindamycin is excreted in bile and urine


  • diarrhoeal states


  • pseudomembranous colitis
  • diarrhoea
  • nausea and vomiting

Routes of administration;

  • oral:
    • capsules
    • suspension
  • i.m. injection
  • slow i.v. infusion

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