Clindamycin (Cleocin) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations

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What is the Generic Name for Cleocin?

clindamycin

What is the Trade Name for clindamycin?

Cleocin

What are the Indications of Clindamycin (Cleocin) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

skin infections, respiratory tract infections, septicemia, intra-abdominal infections, osteomyelitis

What are the Actions of Clindamycin (Cleocin) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

bacteriostatic: inhibits protein synthesis

What is the Therapeutic Class of Clindamycin (Cleocin) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

Anti-infectives

What is the Pharmacologic Class of Clindamycin (Cleocin) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

none

What are the Nursing Considerations of Clindamycin (Cleocin) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

  • arrythmias, pseudomembranous colitis, diarrhea, phlebitis
  • monitor bowel function
  • assess for infection, obtain cultures prior to therapy
  • monitor liver function tests
  • monitor CBC

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