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كلينداميسين

Low Risk for breastfeeding


Moderately safe. Probably compatible.
Mild risk possible. Follow up recommended.
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Lincosamide antibacterial.

Excreted in non-significant level into breast milk. Except for few cases of enterocolitis due to disturbance of intestinal flora no other harm effects have been shown in breastfed infants. All cases spontaneously cured after discontinuation of medication.

One reported case (1980) of pseudomembrane colitis in an infant whose mother was on clindamicin and gentamicin.

Be aware of the possibility of false negative results of febrile infant bacterial cultures when the mother is on antibiotics and diarrheal disease due to intestinal flora imbalance.

The American Academy of Pediatrics rates it as compatible with breastfeeding.

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كلينداميسين is Clindamycin in Arabic.

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Pharmacokinetics

Variable Value Unit
Bioavailability 90 %
Molecular weight 425 daltons
Protein Binding 94 %
VD 2 l/Kg
Tmax 0,75 - 1 hours
T1/2 2,4 hours
M/P ratio 0,5 -
Theoretical Dose 0,2 - 0,47 mg/Kg/d
Relative Dose 0,6 - 5 %
Relat.Ped.Dose 1 - 5 %

References

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  8. Worret WI, Fluhr JW. [Acne therapy with topical benzoyl peroxide, antibiotics and azelaic acid]. J Dtsch Dermatol Ges. 2006 Abstract
  9. WHO / UNICEF. BREASTFEEDING AND MATERNAL MEDICATION Recommendations for Drugs in the Eleventh WHO Model List of Essential Drugs. Department of Child and Adolescent Health and Development (WHO/UNICEF) 2002 Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)
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  16. Mann CF. Clindamycin and breast-feeding. Pediatrics. 1980 Abstract
  17. Smith JA, Morgan JR, Rachlis AR, Papsin FR. Clindamycin in human breast milk. Can Med Assoc J. 1975 Abstract Full text (in our servers)

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