Products
Pre-Nursing
Nursing Student
NCLEX Prep
New Grad

12.19 Clindamycin (Cleocin)

This lesson is part of the NURSING.com Nursing Student Academy. Start a trial to view the entire video.
Print

Generic Name

Clindamycin

Trade Name

Cleocin

Indication

Skin infections, respiratory tract infections, septicemia, intra-abdominal infections,
osteomyelitis

Action

Bacteriostatic: inhibits protein synthesis

Therapeutic Class

Anti-infectives

Pharmacologic Class

Lincosamide

Nursing Considerations

• Arrhythmias, pseudomembranous colitis, diarrhea, phlebitis
• Monitor bowel function
• Assess for infection, obtain cultures prior to therapy
• Monitor liver function tests
• Monitor CBC

Create Your Account

Get unlimited access to lessons and study tools

  • Question 1 of 2

The nurse knows that a main complication associated with clindamycin administration is which of the following?

  • Question 2 of 2

The nurse has been asked to give clindamycin to a client. For what type of infection is clindamycin effective? Select all that apply.

Module 0 – Pharmacology Course Introduction
Module 3 – Disease Specific Medications

Customize Your Study

Start a trial to create your first custom study plan now.


Start Trial
[FREE]
[FREE]