Lincocin

DRUG DESCRIPTION

LINCOCIN Sterile Solution contains lincomycin hydrochloride which is the monohydrated salt of lincomycin, a substance produced by the growth of a member of the lincolnensis group of Streptomyces lincolnensis (Fam. Streptomycetaceae). The chemical name for lincomycin hydrochloride is Methyl 6,8-dideoxy-6-(1-methyl-trans-4-propyl-L-2-pyrolidinecarboxamido)-1-thio-D-erythro-?-D-galacto-octopyranoside monohydrochloride monohydrate. The molecular formula of lincomycin hydrochloride is C18H34N2O6S.HCl.H2O and the molecular weight is 461.01.

The structural formula is represented below:

Lincocin® (lincomycin injection,) Structural Formula Illustration

Lincomycin hydrochloride is a white or practically white, crystalline powder and is odorless or has a faint odor. Its solutions are acid and are dextrorotatory. Lincomycin hydrochloride is freely soluble in water; soluble in dimethylformamide and very slightly soluble in acetone.

What are the possible side effects of lincomycin (Bactramycin, Lincocin)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Tell your caregivers right away if you have any of these serious side effects:

  • diarrhea that is watery or bloody;
  • urinating less than usual or not at all;
  • fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms;
  • severe blistering, peeling, and red skin rash;
  • feeling like you might pass out;
  • easy bruising or...

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Lincocin Patient Information Including Side Effects

Brand Names: Bactramycin, Lincocin

Generic Name: lincomycin (Pronunciation: LIN koe mye sin)

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  • How is lincomycin given (Lincocin)?
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What is lincomycin (Lincocin)?

Lincomycin is an antibiotic that fights serious infections caused by bacteria.

Lincomycin is used to treat severe bacterial infections in people who cannot receive penicillin antibiotics.

Lincomycin may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What are the possible side effects of lincomycin (Lincocin)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Tell your caregivers right away if you have any of these serious side effects:

  • diarrhea that is watery or bloody;
  • urinating less than usual or not at all;
  • fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms;
  • severe blistering, peeling, and red skin rash;
  • feeling like you might pass out;
  • easy bruising or bleeding, unusual weakness; or
  • white patches or sores inside your mouth or on your lips.

Less serious side effects include:

  • nausea, vomiting;
  • swollen or painful tongue;
  • vaginal itching or discharge;
  • mild itching or skin rash;
  • ringing in your ears; or
  • dizziness, spinning feeling.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Tell your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effect. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is the most important information I should know about lincomycin (Lincocin)?

Before receiving lincomycin, tell your doctor if you have asthma or allergies, a stomach or intestinal disorder such as colitis, liver or kidney disease, or epilepsy or other seizure disorder.

Antibiotic medicines can cause diarrhea, which may be a sign of a new infection. If you have diarrhea that is watery or has blood in it, call your doctor. Do not use any medicine to stop the diarrhea unless your doctor has told you to.

Serious side effects of lincomycin include fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms, white patches or sores inside your mouth or on your lips, severe blistering or peeling skin rash, feeling like you might pass out, easy bruising or bleeding, unusual weakness, or urinating less than usual or not at all.

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