Anaerobic infections above the diaphragm, especially dental infection.
Gram positive skin and soft tissue infections including necrotizing fasciitis as an adjunctive agent to a beta lactam for reducing toxin production.
Skin & soft tissue infections involving susceptible MRSA.
Susceptible infections and surgical prophylaxis in setting of IgE mediated beta-lactam allergy.
For decreasing toxin production in toxic shock syndrome.
Monitor for diarrhea.
Muscle relaxants, e.g., atracurium, baclofen, diazepam.
St. Johns Wort.
Antimicrobial class: Lincosamide
Pregnancy category: B
Average serum half life: 2.4 hours
Urine penetration: Poor
Lung penetration: Therapeutic
CSF penetration: Poor
Biliary penetration: Therapeutic