Lincocin is a lincomycin antibiotic. This medicine works by stopping the synthesis of important proteins required for the survival of certain bacteria.
Lincocin is used for the treatment of several bacterial infections caused by the susceptible strains of staphylococci, pnemuococci and streptococci.
How To Use
Use this medicine as instructed by your doctor or druggist. Check the instruction label printed on the medicine for exact dosage information. Lincocin is taken as an injection at the doctor’s clinic/hospital/office. Contact your health care provider if you have any queries. Call your druggist or doctor to find out what to do if you miss a dose. Ensure that you use the full course of treatment of lincocin. If you fail to do so, the infection may not be cleared up completely. The bacteria may also become less sensitive to other drugs. This could make the treatment of infection difficult in the future. Repeated or long-term use of this drug may cause a secondary infection.
All medicines may cause some side effects, but several patients observe minor, or no side effects. Notify your druggist or doctor if you observe any of these common side effects worsen or persist: dizziness, pain, diarrhea, irritation at the site of injection, vomiting. Seek immediate medical help if you experience any of these severe side effects: watery or bloody stools, severe hypersensitive reactions- hives, skin rashes, difficult breathing, itching, tightness in chest, swollen mouth/face/throat/lips, change in the urinal volume, dizziness, trouble swallowing, persistent or severe diarrhea, mouth irritation, ringing in the ears, mouth sores, stomach cramps, swollen eyes/hands/throat, stomach pain and yellowish skin or eyes. A severe skin reaction such as toxic epidermal necrolysis or stevens-johnson syndrome may occur. It can be responsible for some bad health issues that may not disappear. Get medical aid if you observe any signs such as swollen, red, peeling or blistered skin; irritated or red eyes, fever, sores in nose, eyes, mouth or throat.
Some medical conditions may interact with this medicine. Tell your pharmacist or doctor if you have any medical conditions mainly if any of the subsequent applies to you:
- If you are using any herbal preparation, prescription drugs, dietary supplements or non-prescribed medicines.
- If you are planning to be pregnant or are pregnant or are a lactating women.
- If you have allergic reactions to foods, medicines or other products.
- If you suffer from liver problems, diarrhea, kidney problems, asthma or intestinal problems.
Some drugs may interact with lincocin and change the working action of the medicine. Tell your health care provider if you use any other medicines, particularly if any of the following:
- Erythromycin as it may decrease the efficiency of Lincocin.
Lincocin And Pregnancy
This medicine should be taken during pregnancy period if clearly required. Lincocin is excreted into the maternal milk. Avoid breast-feeding while using this medicine. Discuss about the benefits and dangers of this medicine with your doctor.
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