WHAT IS IT?
Clindamycin: this is an antibacterial that belongs to the macrolide class (it targets translation by binding and inhabiting the 50S subunit of the ribosome). It is a bacteriostatic medication. Treats anaerobic infections.
WHEN DO WE USE IT?
Scarlet fever: patients allergic to penicillin can use this medication as treatment.
Aspiration pneumonia: has activity against many of the anaerobic and aerobic oral flora that would be repsosnbileq for a polymicrobial aspiration pneumonia infection.
WHEN DO WE AVOID USING IT?
HOW IS IT ADMINISTERED?
WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS/TOXICITY?
ANYTHING ELSE TO KEEP IN MIND?
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