Clindamycin

(Dalacin C®, Clindamycin)

Available as tablets or capsules.
Capsules
Available as soluble tablets?
No
Available as a liquid?
Yes - unlicensed
Available as something for placing under your tongue?
No
Available as something for placing on your gum?
No
Available as granules?
No
Available as a patch for putting on your skin?
No
Available as an injection?
Yes
Available as nasal/oral spray?
No
Safe or appropriate to crush
Crushing or dispersing should always be used as a last resort but current textbooks and resources suggest it is likely to be safe. Clinicians should be aware that this is an unlicensed use of the medication.
Additional information for Healthcare Professionals+
Generic name
Clindamycin
Usual formulation brand names
Dalacin C®
Is tablet/capsule specially coated?
No
Modified release
No
Film coated
No
Enteric coated
No
Sugar coated
No
Soluble tablet strength
-
Sublingual/buccal formulation strength
-
Granule strength
-
Transdermal patch strength
-
Injection strength
300mg/2ml, 600mg/4ml injection; 300mg/50ml, 600mg/50ml infusion
Nasal/oral spray Strength
-
Available as a licensed liquid or special?
Special
Are specials or imports available?
Special
Liquid strengths
Check with manufacturer
Is the liquid medicine sugar free?
Check with manufacturer
Licensed for administration via enteral tube
No
Advice on administration via enteral tube
Give by injection as the first line option if appropriate. Current resources suggest that it is likely to be safe to administer via enteral feeding tubes, however this is an unlicensed use of the medication. Clinicians should refer to specialist resources for advice on how to administer this medication via enteral feeding tubes.
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