12.11 Clindamycin (Cleocin)

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Trade Name



Skin infections, respiratory tract infections, septicemia, intra-abdominal infections,


Bacteriostatic: inhibits protein synthesis

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Pharmacologic Class


Nursing Considerations

• Arrhythmias, 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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  • Question 1 of 2

The nurse has been asked to give clindamycin to a client. For what type of infection is clindamycin effective? Select all that apply.

  • Question 2 of 2

The nurse knows that a main complication associated with clindamycin administration is which of the following?

Module 0 – Pharmacology Course Introduction

Module 3 – Disease Specific Medications

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