Use of Clindamycin in Pediatric Infections

Marcia L. Buck, Pharm.D., FCCP


Pediatr Pharm. 2008;14(2) 

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Clindamycin hydrochloride is available as brand (Cleocin HCl® Pfizer) or generic products in 75, 150, and 300 mg capsules. A cherry-flavored oral solution of clindamycin palmitate (75 mg/5 mL) is also available, as well as an injectable formulation of clindamycin phosphate (150 mg/mL). The injectable product contains benzyl alcohol as a preservative and should be used with caution in neonates.[2,3]


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