Lincocin is used for:
Treating serious infections caused by certain bacteria.
Lincocin is a lincomycin antibiotic. It works by stopping the production of essential proteins needed by certain bacteria to survive.
Do NOT use Lincocin if:
you are allergic to any ingredient in Lincocin
you are taking erythromycin
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
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Before using Lincocin:
Some medical conditions may interact with Lincocin. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
if you have diarrhea, intestinal problems, liver problems, kidney problems, or asthma
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Lincocin. Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:
Erythromycin because it may decrease Lincocin's effectiveness
This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Lincocin may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
How to use Lincocin:
Use Lincocin as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
Lincocin is given as an injection at your doctor's office, hospital, or clinic. Contact your health care provider if you have any questions.
If you miss a dose of Lincocin, call your doctor to find out what to do.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Lincocin.
Important safety information:
Tell your doctor or dentist that you take Lincocin before you receive any medical or dental care, emergency care, or surgery.
Lincocin only works against bacteria; it does not treat viral infections (eg, the common cold).
Be sure to use Lincocin for the full course of treatment. If you do not, the medicine may not clear up your infection completely. The bacteria could also become less sensitive to this or other medicines. This could make the infection harder to treat in the future.
Long-term or repeated use of Lincocin may cause a second infection. Tell your doctor if signs of a second infection occur. Your medicine may need to be changed to treat this.
A severe skin reaction (Stevens-Johnson syndrome/toxic epidermal necrolysis) may happen. It can cause very bad health problems that may not go away, and sometimes death. Get medical help right away if you have signs like red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin (with or without fever); red or irritated eyes; or sores in your mouth, throat, nose, or eyes.
Lincocin has benzyl alcohol in it. Do not use it in NEWBORNS or INFANTS. It may cause serious and sometimes fatal side effects. If you have questions, check with your doctor or pharmacist.
Lab tests may be performed while you use Lincocin. These tests may be used to monitor your condition or check for side effects. Be sure to keep all doctor and lab appointments.
Use Lincocin with caution in the ELDERLY; they may be more sensitive to its effects, especially diarrhea. Monitor carefully for changes in bowel frequency.
PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using Lincocin while you are pregnant. Lincocin is found in breast milk. Do not breast-feed while taking Lincocin.