Lincomycin Pharmacology


About Lincomycin
It is a Macrolide.
Mechanism of Action of Lincomycin
It binds to the 50S sub unit of bacterial ribosome and inhibits they interfere with the transfer of the newly formed peptide chain from the A site to the P site and fails to expose the A site .So that A site is unable to bind with the next aminoacyl tRNA complex. This leads to premature termination of amino acid chain and there by inhibits protein synthesis
Pharmacokinets of Lincomycin
Absorption: It is well absorbed after oral administration. Distribution: It is very widely distributed in the body as protein bound form. Metabolism: Drug is metabolized in the liver. Excretion: The drug is excreted through urine and small amount through bile and breast milk.
Onset of Action for Lincomycin
2 - 4 hour minutes.
Duration of Action for Lincomycin
Half Life of Lincomycin
5 hour
Side Effects of Lincomycin
1.Abdominal pain
5.Pseudomembrnous colitis
Contra-indications of Lincomycin
1.Hypersensitive to lincomycin and clindamycin.
Special Precautions while taking Lincomycin
1.Hepatic dysfunction
2.Renal impairment
Pregnancy Related Information
Contra indicated
Old Age Related Information
Use with caution
Breast Feeding Related Information
Contra indicated
Children Related Information
Use with caution
Indications for Lincomycin
1 Intra abdominal abscess
2.Lung abscess
9.Skin and soft tissue infection
Interactions for Lincomycin
Neuromuscular blocking agents: Use with caution since actions of these agents are enhanced.
Kaolin: Reduced GI absorption of lincomycin.
Typical Dosage for Lincomycin
Adult: 500 mg every 8 hours in a day
Severe infection: 500 mg every 6 hours in a day
Children: 30 mg / kg body weight/day in divided dose for 6 - 8 hour interval
Severe infection: 60 mg/ kg body weight/ day in divided dose for 6 - 8 hour interval
Schedule of Lincomycin
Storage Requirements for Lincomycin
The drug should be store at room temperature. Keep away from heat and moisture.
Effects of Missed Dosage of Lincomycin
Take the missed dose as soon as noticed and if it is the time for next dose then skip the missed dose.Continue the regular schedule.Do not double the dose.
Effects of Overdose of Lincomycin
Give supportive measures and sumptomatic treatment.

Home Delivery for Lincomycin in Your City

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