Lincocin review

Lincocin is a type of injectable drug that is used for the treatment of serious bacterial infections. A lincomycin antibiotic, Lincocin works by preventing the growth of various proteins, which are needed by bacteria to flourish in the body.

Lincocin is not advisable to patients who are suffering from meningitis, ulcerative colitis, and Crohn disease. Lincocin can also interact with certain medical conditions, thus it is important that patients inform their doctors of their medical history before taking the said drug. The same goes for those who pregnant, breast-feeding, and taking any type of non-prescription drug. Likewise, those who have intestinal ailments, diarrhea, liver and kidney ailments, and asthma, are advised against taking Lincocin.

Lincocin may also interact with any of the following drugs such as vecuronium and succinylcholine since they can result to more serious side effects. Patients should also not take erythromycin simultaneously with Lincocin since it can decrease the latter’s effectiveness.

Always take Lincocin as prescribed by a physician. Usually, Lincocin is injected to the patient in hospitals or clinic. In case Lincocin is injected at home, a pharmacist or health care specialist should be on hand to teach the patient how to use it.

Never use this medication if it is discolored and cloudy. Use of Lincocin is also discouraged ff the vial is cracked and particles are apparent.

This drug is at its best if Lincocin is used at the same time per day. In order to fully clean the infection, patients should complete the dosing schedule. They should continue using the drug even if they feel better after a couple of days.

In case one misses a dose of the drug, immediately take one. If it is about time for the next dosage, just follow the schedule. Never take 2 doses of Lincocin simultaneously.

Lincocin should always be stored at room temperature, anywhere between 20 to 25 degrees Celsius. It must be kept away from direct sunlight. Never store it in the bathroom. It should also be kept out of reach of children and pets.

Lincocin should never be used as treatment for viral infections such as the common cold. Patients should also keep in mind that recurring use of Lincocin can result to a secondary infection. Inform a physician immediately in case frequent use of the drug has caused a secondary infection.

Since the drug contains benzyl alcohol, it should never be used on infants. Use on children can cause serious problems on the nervous system as well as other side effects.

Like almost all medications, Lincocin can result to side effects although most of these are rare. It is best to consult a specialist in case any of these symptoms occur: vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, pain at the injected area, and infrequent urination.

Some of the more severe side effects include difficulty in breathing, itching, rashes, chest pains, difficulty in swallowing, blistered skin, severe diarrhea, yellowing of the eyes, and stomach pains and cramps.

Lincocin has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of lincocin

• Molecular formula of lincocin is C18H34N2O6S
• Chemical IUPAC Name is (4R)-N-[(1R,2R)-2-hydroxy-1-[(2R,3R,4S,5R,6R)-3,4,5-trihydroxy-6-methylsulfanyloxan-2-yl] propyl]-1-methyl-4-propylpyrrolidine-2-carboxamide
• Molecular weight is 406.5370 g/mol

Generic name: Lincomycin

Brand name(s): Lincocine, Lincolcina, Lincolnensin, Lincomix, Lincomycine, Lincomyocin, Lincorex, Mycivin

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