Description and Brand Names

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US Brand Name

  1. Lincocin

Descriptions


Lincomycin injection treats bacterial infections. It may be also given to patients who have an allergic reaction to penicillin antibiotics.

Lincomycin belongs to the family of medicines called antibiotics. It works by killing bacteria or preventing their growth. However, this medicine will not work for colds, flu, or other virus infections.

This medicine is to be given only by or under the direct supervision of your doctor.

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Solution

Before Using

In deciding to use a medicine, the risks of taking the medicine must be weighed against the good it will do. This is a decision you and your doctor will make. For this medicine, the following should be considered:

Allergies

Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or allergic reaction to this medicine or any other medicines. Also tell your health care professional if you have any other types of allergies, such as to foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals. For non-prescription products, read the label or package ingredients carefully.

Pediatric

Appropriate studies have not been performed on the relationship of age to the effects of lincomycin injection in children younger than 1 month of age. Safety and efficacy have not been established.

Geriatric

No information is available on the relationship of age to the effects of lincomycin injection in geriatric patients.

Pregnancy

Information about this lincomycin-injection-route
Pregnancy Category Explanation
All Trimesters C Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate studies in pregnant women OR no animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate studies in pregnant women.

Breastfeeding

There are no adequate studies in women for determining infant risk when using this medication during breastfeeding. Weigh the potential benefits against the potential risks before taking this medication while breastfeeding.

Drug Interactions

Although certain medicines should not be used together at all, in other cases two different medicines may be used together even if an interaction might occur. In these cases, your doctor may want to change the dose, or other precautions may be necessary. When you are receiving this medicine, it is especially important that your healthcare professional know if you are taking any of the medicines listed below. The following interactions have been selected on the basis of their potential significance and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

Using this medicine with any of the following medicines is usually not recommended, but may be required in some cases. If both medicines are prescribed together, your doctor may change the dose or how often you use one or both of the medicines.

  • Cholera Vaccine, Live

Other Interactions

Certain medicines should not be used at or around the time of eating food or eating certain types of food since interactions may occur. Using alcohol or tobacco with certain medicines may also cause interactions to occur. Discuss with your healthcare professional the use of your medicine with food, alcohol, or tobacco.

Other Medical Problems

The presence of other medical problems may affect the use of this medicine. Make sure you tell your doctor if you have any other medical problems, especially:

  • Allergy, history of or
  • Asthma, history of or
  • Diarrhea or
  • Stomach or bowel disease (eg, colitis), history of or—Use with caution. May make these conditions worse.
  • Kidney disease, severe or
  • Liver disease, severe—Use with caution. The effects may be increased because of slower removal of the medicine from the body.

Proper Use

A nurse or other trained health professional will give you or your child this medicine. This medicine is given as a shot into a muscle, vein or eye.

Precautions

It is very important that your doctor check your or your child's progress while you are receiving this medicine. This will allow your doctor to see if the medicine is working properly and to decide if you should continue to receive it. Blood and urine tests may be needed to check for unwanted effects.

Do not use this medicine together with erythromycin (Ery-Tab®).

This medicine may cause serious allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis, which can be life-threatening and require immediate medical attention. Call your doctor right away if you or your child have a rash, itching, hives, hoarseness, trouble breathing, trouble swallowing, or any swelling of your hands, face, or mouth after you receive this medicine.

Lincomycin injection may cause diarrhea, and in some cases it can be severe. It may occur 2 months or more after you stop using this medicine. Do not take any medicine to treat diarrhea without first checking with your doctor. Diarrhea medicines may make the diarrhea worse or make it last longer. If you have any questions about this or if mild diarrhea continues or gets worse, check with your doctor.

Side Effects

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor or nurse immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

Incidence not known

  1. Abdominal or stomach pain or tenderness
  2. black, tarry stools
  3. blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
  4. blurred vision
  5. chills
  6. clay-colored stools
  7. confusion
  8. cough
  9. dark urine
  10. diarrhea
  11. difficulty with swallowing
  12. dizziness dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  13. fast heartbeat
  14. fever
  15. headache
  16. hives, itching, or rash
  17. joint or muscle pain
  18. loss of appetite
  19. lower back or side pain
  20. nausea
  21. painful or difficult urination
  22. pale skin
  23. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  24. red skin lesions, often with a purple center
  25. red, irritated eyes
  26. severe abdominal or stomach cramps and pain
  27. sore throat
  28. sores, ulcers, or white spots in the mouth or on the lips
  29. sweating
  30. tightness in the chest
  31. ulcers, sores, or white spots in the mouth
  32. unpleasant breath odor
  33. unusual bleeding or bruising
  34. unusual tiredness or weakness
  35. vomiting of blood
  36. watery and severe diarrhea, which may also be bloody
  37. yellow eyes or skin

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

Incidence not known

  1. Abdominal or stomach discomfort
  2. continuing ringing or buzzing or other unexplained noise in the ears
  3. feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
  4. hearing loss
  5. pain, redness, or hard lumps at the injection site
  6. redness, swelling, or soreness of the tongue
  7. sensation of spinning
  8. sleepiness or unusual drowsiness

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.