Lindasol is FDA-approved for the treatment of septicemia, intra-abdominal infections, lower respiratory infections, gynecological infections, bone and joint infections, and skin and skin structure infections. Lindasol is also used in the treatment of streptococcal pharyngitis, acne vulgaris, bacterial vaginosis and severe pelvic inflammatory disease. Although not a first-line treatment, Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) has published guidelines for using intravenous (IV) Lindasol for the inpatient treatment of community-acquired pneumonia. Dentists will use Lindasol for prophylactic coverage against endocarditis. Anesthesiologists and surgeons will often administer Lindasol per American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) and IDSA guidelines as prophylaxis in the operating room.
Additionally, Lindasol can be used to treat babesiosis, anthrax, and malaria. Lindasol is also commonly used in skin and soft tissue infections that are uncomplicated. Lindasol is used in soft tissue infections when due to its efficacy against MRSA. Lindasol is also chosen for outpatient treatment because of its cost, availability, and effectiveness against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.
Before taking this medicine
You should not use this medicine if you are allergic to Lindasol or lincomycin.
To make sure Lindasol is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have ever had:
colitis, Crohn's disease, or other intestinal disorder;
eczema, or allergic skin reaction;
asthma or a severe allergic reaction to aspirin;
an allergy to yellow food dye.
Animal studies have not shown any harm during pregnancy, but in humans, it is not known whether Lindasol will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment.
Lindasol does pass into breast milk and may cause side effects in the nursing baby. If you are breastfeeding while taking this medicine, call your doctor if your baby has diaper rash, redness or white patches in the mouth or throat, stomach discomfort, or diarrhea that is watery or bloody. Let your doctor know if you are breastfeeding before taking Lindasol.
Lindasol injection may contain an ingredient that can cause serious side effects or death in very young or premature babies. Do not give this medicine to a child without medical advice.
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Interactions that can make your drugs less effective
When Lindasol is used with certain drugs, it may not work as well to treat your condition. This is because the amount of Lindasol in your body may be decreased. Examples of these drugs include:
- Drugs called CYP3A4 inducers, such as rifampin. These drugs may reduce how much Lindasol your body absorbs.
Serious side effects
Call your doctor right away if you have serious side effects. Call 911 if your symptoms feel life-threatening or if you think you’re having a medical emergency. Serious side effects and their symptoms can include the following:
- Antibiotic-associated diarrhea. Symptoms can include:
- severe diarrhea
- bloody diarrhea
- stomach cramping and pain
- loss of appetite
- weight loss
- severe rash
- peeling skin
- swollen face or tongue
- blisters on your skin or blisters in or around your nose, mouth, and eyes
Disclaimer: Our goal is to provide you with the most relevant and current information. However, because drugs affect each person differently, we cannot guarantee that this information includes all possible side effects. This information is not a substitute for medical advice. Always discuss possible side effects with a healthcare provider who knows your medical history.
Lindasol oral capsule can interact with other medications, vitamins, or herbs you may be taking. An interaction is when a substance changes the way a drug works. This can be harmful or prevent the drug from working well.
To help avoid interactions, your doctor should manage all of your medications carefully. Be sure to tell your doctor about all medications, vitamins, or herbs you’re taking. To find out how this drug might interact with something else you’re taking, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
Lindasol inhibits bacterial protein synthesis by binding to the 23S RNA of the 50S subunit of the ribosome. Lindasol is bacteriostatic.