Lincowock 1 mg Injection

Manufactured byWockhardt Ltd.
ContainsLincomycin
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Description

Lincowock 1 mg Injection is an antibiotic which is used in the treatment of infections caused by bacteria like streptococci, pneumococci, and staphylococci. It should be used only in cases where other medicines are less effective. It should be used with caution due to the risk of diarrhoea. Close monitoring of liver and kidney function is necessary while receiving this medicine.

Substitutes

List of substitutes for Lincowock 1 mg Injection

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Lincowock 1 mg Injection

  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness when getting up suddenly from a sitting position
  • Fast heartbeat
  • Skin rash and itching
  • Yellow colored eyes or skin
  • Ringing or buzzing in the ears
  • Hearing impairment
  • Pain at the injection site

Uses of Lincowock 1 mg Injection

What is it prescribed for?

  • Bacterial infections
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The peak levels of this medicine can be observed in 2 to 4 hours after an oral dose and 30 to 60 minutes after an intramuscular dose.
  • Duration of effect
    The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 12 to 24 hours.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit forming tendency has reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to Lincowock 1 mg Injection or Clindamycin.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
General warnings

Clostridium difficile-associated Diarrhea

Antibiotic therapy will cause an imbalance in the normal microbial flora of the large intestine, which may promote the growth of bacteria called Clostridium difficile and you may experience severe diarrhoea as a result. Report any such incidence to the doctor on priority and avoid usage of Lincowock 1 mg Injection in such cases.

Gasping syndrome

Benzyl alcohol which is an ingredient of the Lincowock 1 mg Injection injection has been associated with "Gasping Syndrome" in paediatrics patients, which is characterised by multi-system failure. The risk depends on the quantity administered and the liver function. Premature and low-birth-weight infants are at increased risk of developing the gasping syndrome.

Liver and kidney disease

Lincowock 1 mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver and kidney disease. The dose should be reduced to 25% to 30% of the normal dosage in severe kidney disease conditions (CrCl less than 10 mL/min). Close monitoring of kidney and liver function is necessary while receiving this medicine.

Missed Dose

The missed dose can be taken as soon as you remember. However, the missed dose should be skipped if it is almost the time for your next dose.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Erythromycin

Ethinyl Estradiol

Live attenuated vaccines and related products

Disease interactions

Disease

Information not available.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take Lincowock 1 mg Injection as instructed by the doctor. Do not take larger quantities than prescribed. It should be used only in severe infectious conditions. Discontinue the medicine if persistent diarrhoea occurs. Close monitoring of liver and kidney function is necessary while receiving the medicine.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
It works by inhibiting the protein synthesis which is essential for the bacteria to grow.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Unknown

Approved

Classification

Category

Lincomycin derivatives

Schedule

Schedule H

DailyMed - LINCOMYCIN- lincomycin hydrochloride injection, solution [Internet]. Dailymed.nlm.nih.gov. 2017 [cited 4 July 2017]. Available from:

https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=61f4851d-d919-400d-912a-05eb9dca11d4#LINK_ba4a4806-d761-4b46-97ff-f604f1373d42

Prescribing medicines in pregnancy database [Internet]. Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). 2017 [cited 4 July 2017]. Available from:

https://www.tga.gov.au/prescribing-medicines-pregnancy-database

Lincomycin - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2018 [cited 5 January 2018]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB01627
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