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ClindaCure contains clindamycin hydrochloride which is the hydrated salt of clindamycin. Clindamycin is a semisynthetic antibiotic produced by a 7(S)-chlorosubstitution of the 7(R)-hydroxyl group of a naturally produced antibiotic produced by Streptomyces lincolnensis var. lincolnensis.
ClindaCure (For Use in Dogs and Cats) is a palatable formulation intended for oral administration. Each mL of ClindaCure contains clindamycin hydrochloride equivalent to 25 mg clindamycin; and ethyl alcohol, 8.64%.
Clindamycin is an inhibitor of protein synthesis in the bacterial cell. The site of binding appears to be in the 50S sub-unit of the ribosome. Binding occurs to the soluble RNA fraction of certain ribosomes, thereby inhibiting the binding of amino acids to those ribosomes. Clindamycin differs from cell wall inhibitors in that it causes irreversible modification of the protein-synthesizing subcellular elements at the ribosomal level.
Clindamycin is a lincosaminide antimicrobial agent with activity against a wide variety of aerobic and anaerobic bacterial pathogens. Clindamycin is a bacteriostatic compound that inhibits bacterial protein synthesis by binding to the 50S ribosomal sub-unit. The minimum inhibitory concentrations (MICs) of Gram-positive and obligate anaerobic pathogens isolated from dogs and cats in the United States are presented in Table 1 and Table 2. Bacteria were isolated in 1998-1999. All MICs were performed in accordance with the National Committee for Clinical Laboratory Standards (NCCLS).
Clindamycin hydrochloride is rapidly absorbed from the canine and feline gastrointestinal tract.
Serum levels at or above 0.5 μg/mL can be maintained by oral dosing at a rate of 2.5 mg/lb of clindamycin hydrochloride every 12 hours. This same study revealed that average peak serum concentrations of clindamycin occur 1 hour and 15 minutes after oral dosing. The elimination half-life for clindamycin in dog serum was approximately 5 hours. There was no bioactivity accumulation after a regimen of multiple oral doses in healthy dogs.
|Clindamycin Serum Concentrations 2.5 mg/lb (5.5 mg/kg) After B.I.D. Oral Dose of Clindamycin Hydrochloride to Dogs|
Serum levels at or above 0.5 μg/mL can be maintained by oral dosing at a rate of 5 mg/lb of clindamycin hydrochloride liquid every 24 hours. The average peak serum concentration of clindamycin occurs approximately 1 hour after oral dosing. The elimination half-life of clindamycin in feline serum is approximately 7.5 hours. In healthy cats, minimal accumulation occurs after multiple oral doses of clindamycin hydrochloride, and steady-state should be achieved by the third dose.
|Clindamycin Serum Concentrations 5 mg/lb (11 mg/kg) After Single Oral Dose of ClindaCure to Cats|
Extensive studies of the metabolism and excretion of clindamycin hydrochloride administered orally in animals and humans have shown that unchanged drug and bioactive and bioinactive metabolites are excreted in urine and feces. Almost all of the bioactivity detected in serum after clindamycin hydrochloride administration is due to the parent molecule (clindamycin). Urine bioactivity, however, reflects a mixture of clindamycin and active metabolites, especially N-dimethyl clindamycin and clindamycin sulfoxide.
One year oral toxicity studies in rats and dogs at doses of 30, 100 and 300 mg/kg/day (13.6, 45.5 and 136.4 mg/lb/day) have shown clindamycin hydrochloride capsules to be well tolerated.
Differences did not occur in the parameters evaluated to assess toxicity when comparing groups of treated animals with contemporary controls. Rats administered clindamycin hydrochloride 600 mg/kg/day (272.7 mg/lb/day) for six months tolerated the drug well; however, dogs orally dosed at 600 mg/kg/day (272.7 mg/lb/day) vomited, had anorexia, and subsequently lost weight. At necropsy these dogs had erosive gastritis and focal areas of necrosis of the mucosa of the gall bladder.
Safety in gestating bitches or breeding males has not been established.
The recommended daily therapeutic dose range for clindamycin hydrochloride (ClindaCure) is 11 to 33 mg/kg/day (5 to 15 mg/lb/day) depending on the severity of the condition. Clindamycin hydrochloride (ClindaCure) was tolerated with little evidence of toxicity in domestic shorthair cats when administered orally at 10× the minimum recommended therapeutic daily dose (11 mg/kg; 5 mg/lb) for 15 days, and at doses up to 5× the minimum recommended therapeutic dose for 42 days. Gastrointestinal tract upset (soft feces to diarrhea) occurred in control and treated cats with emesis occurring at doses 3× or greater than the minimum recommended therapeutic dose (11mg/kg/day; 5 mg/lb/day). Lymphocytic inflammation of the gallbladder was noted in a greater number of treated cats at the 110 mg/kg/day dose level than for control cats. No other effects were noted. Safety in gestating queens or breeding male cats has not been established.
ClindaCure (for use in dogs and cats) is indicated for the treatment of infections caused by susceptible strains of the designated microorganisms in the specific conditions listed below:
Skin infections (wounds and abscesses) due to: coagulase positive staphylococci (Staphylococcus aureus or Staphylococcus intermedius). Deep wounds and abscesses due to Bacteroides fragilis, Prevotella melaninogenicus, Fusobacterium ecrophorum and Clostridium perfringens.
Dental infections due to Staphyloccus aureus, Bacteroides fragilis, Prevotella melaninogenicus, Fusobacterium necrophorum and Clostridium perfringens.
Osteomyelitis due to Staphylococcus aureus, Bacteroides fragilis, Prevotella melaninogenicus, Fusobacterium necrophorum and Clostridium pefringens.
Osteomyelitis due to Staphylococcus aureus, Bacteroides fragilis, Prevotella melaninogenicus, Fusobacterium necrophorum and Clostridium perfringens.
Skin infections (wounds and abscesses) due to Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus intermedius, Streptococcus spp. Deep wounds and infections due to Clostridium perfringens and Bacteroides fragilis.
Dental infections due to Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus intermedius, Streptococcus spp., Clostridium perfringens and Bacteroides fragilis.
ClindaCure is contraindicated in animals with a history of hypersensitivity to preparations containing clindamycin or lincomycin.
Because of potential adverse gastrointestinal effects, do not administer to rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs, horses, chinchillas or ruminating animals.
During prolonged therapy of one month or greater, periodic liver and kidney function tests and blood counts should be performed.
The use of clindamycin hydrochloride occasionally results in overgrowth of non-susceptible organisms such as clostridia and yeasts. Therefore, the administration of ClindaCure should be avoided in those species sensitive to the gastrointestinal effects of clindamycin (see CONTRAINDICATIONS).
Should superinfections occur, appropriate measures should be taken as indicated by the clinical situation.
Patients with very severe renal disease and/or very severe hepatic disease accompanied by severe metabolic aberrations should be dosed with caution, and serum clindamycin levels monitored during high-dose therapy.
Clindamycin hydrochloride has been shown to have neuromuscular blocking properties that may enhance the action of other neuromuscular blocking agents. Therefore, ClindaCure should be used with caution in animals receiving such agents.
Side effects occasionally observed in either clinical trials or during clinical use were vomiting and diarrhea.
To report adverse reactions or a suspected adverse reaction, call 1-800-338-3659.
Treatment with clindamycin hydrochloride may be continued up to a maximum of 28 days if clinical judgment indicates. Treatment of acute infections should not be continued for more than three or four days if no response to therapy is seen.
Treatment with clindamycin hydrochloride is recommended for a minimum of 28 days. Treatment should not be continued for longer than 28 days if no response to therapy is seen.
5.0-15.0 mg/lb (1-3 mL/5 lbs) body weight once every 24 hours depending on the severity of the condition.
Treatment with clindamycin hydrochloride may be continued up to a maximum of 14 days if clinical judgment indicates. Treatment of acute infections should not be continued for more than three to four days if no clinical response to therapy is seen.
ClindaCure is available as 20 mL filled in 30 mL bottles (25 mg/ml) supplied in packers containing 12 cartoned bottles with direction labels and calibrated dosing droppers, NDC-50989-495-09.
ANADA #200-291, Approved by FDA
To report a suspected adverse reaction or to request a material safety data sheet (MSDS), call 1-800-338-3659.
Caution: Federal (USA) law restricts this drug to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian.
Mfd. for: VEDCO, INC.
St. Joseph, MO 64507
ClindaCure is a trademark of VEDCO, Inc.
clindamycin hydrochloride liquid
Equivalent to 25 mg/mL clindamycin
For Use in Animals Only
(USA) law restricts this
drug to use by or on the
order of a licensed veterinarian.
ANADA # 200-291, Approved by FDA
clindamycin hydrochloride liquid
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