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Clindamycin

Anti-Bacterial Agents
CATEGORIES

Anti-Bacterial Agents, Protein Synthesis Inhibitors, Antibiotics


ALIASES

Acnatac, Clindamycin Actavis, Clindamycin Alternova, Clindamycin Orifarm, Clindamycin Stragen, Clindamycin ratiopharm, Dalacin, Dalacine, Dalacin®, Duac®, Klindamycin Ebb, Myclin, Evoclin, Zindaclin


SUBSTANCES

clindamycin, clindamycin hydrochloride, clindamycin monohydrochloride monohydrate, clindamycin palmitate hydrochloride, clindamycin phosphate


ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERN: HIGH
Clindamycin is a semisynthetic lincosamide antibiotic that has largely replaced lincomycin due to an improved side effect profile. Clindamycin inhibits bacterial protein synthesis by binding to bacterial 50S ribosomal subunits. It may be bacteriostatic or bactericidal depending on the organism and drug concentration.

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HIGH

This substance is an antibiotic (also called, anti-bacterial agent). All antibiotics are suspected to cause antibiotic resistance and we should therefore try to limit releasing it to Nature via our wastewater streams.

Some key facts from WHO

  • Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats to global health. food security, and development today
  • Antibiotic resistance can affect anyone, of any age, in any country.
  • Antibiotic resistance occurs naturally, but misuse of antibiotics in humans and animals is accelerating the process.
  • A growing number of infections – such as pneumonia, tuberculosis, gonorrhoea, and salmonellosis – are becoming harder to treat as the antibiotics used to treat them become less effective.
  • Antibiotic resistance leads to longer hospital stays, higher medical costs and increased mortality.
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