Label: CLINDAMYCIN HYDROCHLORIDE liquid

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Updated October 25, 2016

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  • DESCRIPTION

    Clindamycin Hydrochloride Oral Liquid 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.

    Clindamycin Hydrochloride Oral Liquid (for use in dogs and cats) is a palatable formulation intended for oral administration. Each mL of Clindamycin Hydrochloride Oral Liquid contains clindamycin hydrochloride equivalent to 25 mg clindamycin; and ethyl alcohol, 8.64%.

  • ACTIONS

    Site and Mode of Action: 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.


    MICROBIOLOGY

    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).
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  • PHARMACOLOGY

    Absorption: Clindamycin hydrochloride is rapidly absorbed from the canine and feline gastrointestinal tract.

    Dog Serum Levels: 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.
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    Cat Serum Levels: 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.
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  • METABOLISM AND EXCRETION

    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 is serum after clindamycin hydrochloride product administration is due to the parent molecule (clindamycin). Urine bioactivity, however, reflects a mixture of clindamycin and active metabolites, especially N-demethyl clindamycin and clindamycin sulfoxide.

  • ANIMAL SAFETY SUMMARY

    Rat and Dog Data: 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 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 at 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.

    Cat Data: The recommended daily therapeutic dose range for Clindamycin Hydrochloride Oral Liquid is 11 to 33 mg/kg/day (5 to 15 mg/lb/day) depending on the severity of the condition. Clindamycin hydrochloride liquid was tolerated with little evidence of toxicity in domestic shorthair cats when administered orally at 10x the minimum recommended therapeutic daily dose (11 mg/kg 5 mg/lb) for 15 days, and at doses up to 5x 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 3x or greater than the minimum recommended therapeutic dose (11 mg/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 (50 mg/lb/day) dose level than for control cats. No other effects were noted. Safety in gestating queens or breeding male cats has not been established.

  • INDICATIONS

    Clindamycin Hydrochloride Oral Liquid (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:

    Dogs: 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 necrophorum and Clostridium perfringens. Dental infections due to Staphylococcus aureus, Bacteroides fragilis, Prevotella melaninogenicus, Fusobacterium necrophorum and Clostridium perfringens. Osteomyelitis due to Staphylococcus aureus, Bacteroides fragilis, Prevotella melaninogenicus, Fusobacterium necrophorum and Clostridium perfringens.

    Cats: Skin infections (wounds and abscesses) due to Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus intermedius, Streptococcus spp. Deep wounds and abscesses due  to Clostridium perfringens and Bacteroides fragilis. Dental infections  due to Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus intermedius, Streptococcus spp., Clostridium perfringens and Bacteroides fragilis.

  • CONTRAINDICATIONS

    Clindamycin Hydrochloride Oral Liquid 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

  • WARNINGS

    Keep out of reach of children. Not for human use.

  • PRECAUTIONS

    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 clindamycin hydrochloride 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, clindamycin hydrochloride should be used with caution in animals receiving such agents.

    Safety in gestating bitches and queens or breeding male dogs and cats has not been established.

  • ADVERSE REACTIONS

    Side effects occasionally observed in either clinical trials or during clinical use were vomiting and diarrhea.
    To report a suspected adverse reaction or to request a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) call 1-844-227-6687.

  • DOSAGE & ADMINISTRATION

    Dogs: Infected Wounds, Abscesses and Dental Infections

    Oral: 2.5-15.0 mg/lb body weight every 12 hours.

    Duration: Treatment with clindamycin hydrochloride products 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.
    Dosage Schedule:

    Clindamycin Hydrochloride Oral Liquid

    Administer 1-6 mL/10 lb body weight every 12 hours.

    Dogs: Osteomyelitis

    Oral: 5.0-15.0 mg/lb body weight every 12 hours.

    Duration: Treatment with Clindamycin Hydrochloride Oral Liquid 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.

    Dosage Schedule:
    Clindamycin Hydrochloride Oral Liquid
    Administer 2-6 mL/10 lb body weight every 12 hours.

    Cats: Infected Wounds, Abscesses and Dental Infections

    Oral: 5.0-15.0 mg/lb body weight every 24 hours depending on the severity of the condition.

    Duration: Treatment with Clindamycin Hydrochloride Oral Liquid 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.

    Dosage Schedule:

    Clindamycin Hydrochloride Oral Liquid, to provide 5.0 mg/lb administer 1 mL/5 lb body weight once every 24 hours; to provide 15.0 mg/lb administer 3 mL/5 lb body weight once every 24 hours.



  • HOW SUPPLIED

    Clindamycin Hydrochloride Oral Liquid is available as 20mL filled in 30 mL bottles (25 mg/mL) supplied in packers containing 12 cartoned bottles with direction labels and calibrated dosing droppers.

    NDC 69043-012-02


    Store at controlled room temperature 20°-25°C (68°-77°F).

    Manufactured for:

    Cronus Pharma LLC

    East Brunswick, NJ 08816

    ELC01202-00
    Issued: 04/2016


  • PACKAGE LABEL.PRINCIPAL DISPLAY PANEL

    NDC 69043-012-02

    Clindamycin Hydrochloride Oral Liquid

    Equivalent to 25mg/mL Clindamycin
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  • INGREDIENTS AND APPEARANCE
    CLINDAMYCIN HYDROCHLORIDE 
    clindamycin hydrochloride liquid
    Product Information
    Product TypePRESCRIPTION ANIMAL DRUGItem Code (Source)NDC:69043-012
    Route of AdministrationORAL
    Active Ingredient/Active Moiety
    Ingredient NameBasis of StrengthStrength
    CLINDAMYCIN HYDROCHLORIDE (UNII: T20OQ1YN1W) (CLINDAMYCIN - UNII:3U02EL437C) CLINDAMYCIN25 mg  in 1 mL
    Inactive Ingredients
    Ingredient NameStrength
    ALCOHOL (UNII: 3K9958V90M)  
    Packaging
    #Item CodePackage DescriptionMarketing Start DateMarketing End Date
    1NDC:69043-012-0220 mL in 1 BOTTLE, DROPPER
    Marketing Information
    Marketing CategoryApplication Number or Monograph CitationMarketing Start DateMarketing End Date
    ANADAANADA20019310/25/2016
    Labeler - Cronus Pharma LLC (079421067)
    Establishment
    NameAddressID/FEIBusiness Operations
    Pegasus Laboratories, Inc.108454760ANALYSIS, LABEL, MANUFACTURE
    Establishment
    NameAddressID/FEIBusiness Operations
    Chongqing Carelife Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd531132009API MANUFACTURE