Clindamycin HCl Capsules 75mg
Clindamycin is the antibiotic that veterinarians most often reach for when your dog or cat has an infection involving the skin, mouth, or bones. It is fast-acting and well tolerated, even in puppies and kittens, and is effective against the anaerobic bacteria that commonly cause gum infections, as well as many strains of Staph, which are often the cause of skin problems.
Clindamycin is also used to treat cats with toxoplasmosis, an organism that can be spread to humans and is potentially quite serious. Clindamycin can be administered through injection or by mouth. Dosage will vary according to your pets age, weight, and condition.
Clindamycin is the Generic Alternative to Glindamycin.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Clindamycin Good for Dogs?
Yes, Clindamycin capsules are good for dogs. Clindamycin HCL Antibiotics is a class of drugs that help your dog against bacterial infections. It is widely used for treating wounds, bone, and dental infections. You can also use Clindamycin for ear infection. The drug can treat infections caused by protozoa. Vets recommend this medication for dogs having infections in different internal organs like lungs or respiratory tracts. They also recommend Clindamycin for strep throat.
What Is Clindamycin Most Commonly Used For?
Clindamycin is most commonly used for bacterial infections in dogs. The Clindamycin drug class falls in the lincomycin antibiotics category. Clindamycin antibiotic tablets are prescribed by vets to dogs that are suffering a wide range of problems. These include infections in the skin, blood, lungs, female reproductive system, and many other internal organs. Vets seldom prescribe Clindamycin for UTI – Urinary Tract Infection – as this particular treatment can have more consequential side effects. You should know that a Clindamycin dosage does not necessarily kill the bacteria. It merely slows them down, but in an effective way, which eventually prevents the infection from reaching a life-threatening stage. Clindamycin uses bacterial protein synthesis to slow down bacterial growth and spread. That way, the bacteria fail to reproduce and spread, hence slowing down the infection.
How Much Clindamycin Should I Give My Dog?
Normally, a dog needs 5.5 mg/kg Clindamycin a day. You can also give 11 mg/kg twice a day. This dosage should continue for seven to ten days. Your vet can give you a more accurate number based on the condition of your dog.
Will Clindamycin Hurt My Dog?
No, Clindamycin will not hurt your dog. However, you should avoid giving it the medication if it has pre-existing conditions like problematic kidneys or liver.
How Long Does It Take Clindamycin to Work?
Clindamycin starts work within an hour or two after administering the drug. However, to fully understand the effect of the drug, you will have to wait a few days. That depends on the type of infection it is battling, and the amount of the dosage. Once the dosage starts taking effect, Clindamycin will start synthesizing bacterial protein which will stop the infections from spreading. The medication can also kill the bacterial cells, but once again depends on the type of infection and the dosage.
Does Clindamycin Cause Loss of Appetite in Dogs?
Yes, Clindamycin side effects include the loss of appetite in dogs. Other side effects of Clindamycin in dogs include vomiting and diarrhea. The antibiotic can also cause severe allergic reactions if it triggers an allergic response. In that case, you need to rush your dog to the vet. It is also a good decision to consult your vet if your dog has a pre-existing allergic condition, or is taking different types of medications or drugs along with Clindamycin.
Is Clindamycin a Good Antibiotic?
Yes, Clindamycin is a good and effective antibiotic for dogs. Clindamycin hydrochloride antibiotic tablets are mostly used for dealing with bacterial infections in dogs. These infections are mostly internal and can range from typical ear infections to the more serious bone, blood, or respiratory tract infections. Clindamycin works by slowing down the bacterial spread. It does not kill the bacteria. By utilizing a bacteria protein synthesis mechanism, the Clindamycin will stop them from reproducing and growing, thereby limiting the spread to a specific area. However, depending on the type of bacteria, and the amount of dosage, the drug has the capability to kill the bacteria as well. All in all, a Clindamycin dose provides effective treatment. And despite the Clindamycin side effects in dogs, it is still a good antibiotic.
Side Effects & Warnings
Use Clindamycin as directed by a veterinarian. The commonly prescribed dose is 5.5 mg/kg once a day, or 11 mg/kg twice a day, for 7 to 10 days.Clindamycin is not for use in to animals with problematic liver or kidneys. Those being treated for longer than a month should have their liver and kidneys regularly tested as well.
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