Clindamycin: a review of fifteen years of experience

Rev Infect Dis. Nov-Dec 1982;4(6):1133-53. doi: 10.1093/clinids/4.6.1133.

Abstract

Clindamycin, the 7(S)-chloro-7-deoxy derivative of lincomycin, has stood the test of time in the treatment of anaerobic infections. Clindamycin inhibits protein synthesis by acting on the 50S ribosomal subunits of bacteria. The colitis resulting from the use of clindamycin has been extensively studied and is now easily manageable. Although newer antibiotics active against anaerobes are available, clindamycin remains a reliable and well-tested antibiotic for use in anaerobic infections.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Bacteroides Infections / drug therapy
  • Clindamycin / metabolism
  • Clindamycin / pharmacology
  • Clindamycin / therapeutic use*
  • Clostridium / growth & development
  • Cricetinae
  • Drug Synergism
  • Escherichia coli Infections / drug therapy
  • Gentamicins / pharmacology
  • Gentamicins / therapeutic use
  • Gram-Negative Aerobic Bacteria / growth & development
  • Gram-Negative Anaerobic Bacteria / growth & development
  • Guinea Pigs
  • Haplorhini
  • Humans
  • Kinetics
  • Malaria / drug therapy
  • Mice
  • Microbial Sensitivity Tests
  • Peptococcus / growth & development
  • Rabbits
  • Staphylococcal Infections / drug therapy
  • Staphylococcus / growth & development
  • Streptococcus / growth & development

Substances

  • Gentamicins
  • Clindamycin