General Information on Lincocin
Lincocin is an antibiotic and is used in the treatment of certain serious bacterial infections. The generic name of this drug is Lincomycin. This drug is usually given to patients who are allergic to penicillin or in cases in which the use of penicillin is considered inappropriate.
Lincocin is available for oral administration, intramuscular administration, and intravenous administration. Your doctor will decide which administration route is best in your case. The oral tablets are available in the strength, Lincocin 500 mg. The strength of the injectable solution is Lincocin 300mg/ml.
You should buy Lincocin only for the condition for which your doctor has prescribed it. This drug can cause serious complications if you use it for unintended medical purposes or without consulting your doctor.
Side effects of Lincocin
You should not buy Lincocin if you have a known allergy to lincomycin or any other ingredient present in it.
Before starting treatment, you should discuss the possible risks associated with this drug with your doctor. Lincocin, like all other drugs, may cause certain side effects. The side effects of this drug vary from patient to patient. Some may experience serious side effects, while others may experience none, or, at worse, only mild side effects.
Side effects of Lincocin are divided in two categories, less severe and severe. Less severe side effects of Lincocin may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Ringing in the ears
- Painful or swollen tongue
- Vaginal discharge or itching
You should consult your doctor if you experience any of the following severe side effects during your treatment with Lincocin:
- Easy bruising or unusual bleeding
- Sores or white patches on the lips or inside the mouth
- Bloody or watery diarrhea
- Body aches, fever, and chills
- Unusual weakness
Stop taking Lincocin and seek immediate medical help if you experience an allergic reaction on taking Lincocin. Symptoms of allergic reaction are: hives, facial flushing, skin rash or itching, trouble swallowing or breathing.
Before you start using this antibiotic, inform your doctor about your medical history, especially if you have/have had:
- Kidney disease
- Liver disease
- Intestinal or stomach disorder
Lincocin is listed classified in pregnancy category C. It may harm the fetus if taken during pregnancy. Consult your doctor before using this drug if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant.
If you become pregnant during treatment, immediately inform your doctor about it. Your doctor will decide if it is safe for you to continue using Lincocin or not.
It is unclear if this antibiotic is safe for a nursing child. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding if you are taking Lincocin.
Dosage of Lincocin
The dosage of Lincocin varies from case to case. Your doctor will prescribe you the correct dosage after evaluating your condition and taking into account your medical history and response to the treatment.
Your condition may deteriorate or you may experience certain unwanted side effects if you take certain drugs along with Lincocin. Your doctor will inform you what drugs you should avoid taking during your treatment. It is important that you follow your doctor’s recommendations.