Your child will need to take a medicine called clindamycin. This leaflet will explain what clindamycin does. How it is given and what problems and side effects your child will experience after taking it.
Your child will need to take a medicine called clindamycin. This information leaflet will explain to you what clindamycin does, how it is given, and what problems and side effects your child may experience after taking it.
What is this medicine?
Clindamycin is a drug called an antibiotic. Antibiotics are used to treat and prevent infections caused by germs called bacteria.
You may have heard of Clindamycin brand name Dallason. Clindamycin comes in capsules, solutions, and injections.
Before Giving This Medicine To Your Child
Tell your doctor if your child is allergic to clindamycin.
If your child has any of these conditions, talk to your child’s doctor or pharmacist. If your child has any of these, you may need to take precautions about this medication.
- Acute kidney disease
- Severe liver disease
Colon worms in the past, including those caused by antibiotics.
How Should You Give This Medicine To Your Child?
Follow these instructions when giving your child clindamycin:
Keep giving your child clindamycin until your doctor or pharmacist tells you to, even if your child is looking better.
Talk to your doctor before stopping this medicine for any reason.
Always give clindamycin with food or with a glass of water to reduce the chances of gastrointestinal upset.
Give your child Clindamycin at the same time each day, as your doctor or pharmacist tells you. To avoid missing out on food, choose a time that is comfortable for you.
If your child is taking liquid clindamycin, shake the bottle well. Measure the medicine with a special spoon or with a bottle provided by the pharmacist.
Clindamycin can also be injected into a baby’s vein. The injection is usually given in the hospital.
What Should You Do If Your Baby Misses A Meal?
Give your child small meals as soon as they remember.
If it is time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and give the next dose on time.
Do not give your child two doses together to make up for your child’s missed dose.
How Long Will This Medicine Take To Work?
Your child will start to feel better within two days of starting to use Clindamycin.
What Are The Possible Side Effects Of This Medicine?
Your child may experience some side effects while using this medication. If your child experiences any of these side effects, and they do not go away and become a nuisance to your child, have your child examined by your doctor.
- Mild diarrhea – watery stools
- Stomach upset
The given side effects are not uncommon, but they can be a sign of a serious illness. If your child has any of these side effects, call your child’s doctor right away or take him or her to the emergency room.
- Severe stomach cramps or pain
- Severe watery diarrhea
- Diarrhea with blood
The above side effects can occur several weeks after stopping the medication. If your child has any of these effects, contact your doctor right away, even if your child has stopped using the medicine.
What Precautions Should You Take When Your Child Is Using This Medicine?
Check with your doctor or pharmacist before giving your child any other medicine (recommended, unspecified, herbal, or natural).
Tell your doctor or dentist before your child has any type of surgery, including dental surgery or any emergency treatment, that your child is taking clindamycin. Acute diarrhea may indicate serious side effects of this medication. Do not give your child any kind of amode-like diarrhea medicine without seeing a doctor. Diarrhea medications can make diarrhea more severe or prolonged. If your child does not appear to be getting better or worse after a few days of taking clindamycin, check with your doctor.