Lincocin is an antibiotic used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections.
Lincocin belongs to the family of medicines called antibiotics. It fights serious infections caused by bacteria. This medication is used to treat severe bacterial infections in people who cannot receive penicillin antibiotics. Lincocin will not work for colds, flu, or other virus infections.
Take Lincocin exactly as prescribed by your doctor. It is best taken on an empty stomach 1 hour before or 2 hours after meals, but may be taken with food or milk if stomach upset occurs. Take this medication with a full glass of water unless your doctor directs you otherwise. Do not lie down for 30 minutes after taking this medication.
Before taking Lincocin you should talk with your doctor if you have asthma or allergies, stomach or intestinal disorder, such as colitis, diarrhea, liver or kidney disease, epilepsy or other seizure disorder.
Do not use Lincocin if you are allergic to any ingredient in Lincocin or to lincomycin, or if you have meningitis, Crohn disease, antibiotic-associated colitis, or ulcerative colitis. Let your doctor know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Possible side effect
Get emergency medical help if you have stomach upset, diarrhea, headache, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, sore mouth, cramps, urinating less than usual, fever, chills, body aches, vaginal itching, ringing in your ears, swelling of your face, lips, tongue, hives, difficulty breathing, skin rash. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor.
Tell your doctor about all other medications you use, especially erythromycin. Interaction between two medications does not always mean that you must stop taking one of them. Tell your doctor or prescriber about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking.
Take the missed dose as soon as possible. Skip the missed dose if it is time for your next scheduled dose. Don't take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
If you think you have overdosed the medicine seek emergency medical help at once. The overdose symptoms are chest pain, feeling lightheaded, fainting.
Store the medicine at room temperature between 59-77 degrees F 15-25 degrees C away from light and moisture. Keep all drugs away from reach of children and pets.
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