Lincocin(Wye)

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Lincocin(Wye) Information

Lincocin(Wye) is a commercial drug that is prescribed in the form of Injection. It is typically used for the treatment of Bacterial Infections.

The right dosage of Lincocin(Wye) depends on the age, gender, and medical history of the patient. Dosage also depends on the route of administration and your chief complaint for which the drug is prescribed. Refer to the dosage section for a detailed discussion.

While these are the most often observed Lincocin(Wye) side effects, there are can be others also. These have been listed below. Normally, these side effects of Lincocin(Wye) are not long lasting and go away when the treatment is finished. Consult your doctor if these side effects become worse or stay for a longer duration.

In addition, Lincocin(Wye)'s effect is Moderate during pregnancy and Moderate for lactating mothers. Warnings related to Lincocin(Wye)'s effects on the liver, heart and kidney, if any, have been listed below.

Some other conditions that can be affected by Lincocin(Wye) are listed in the contraindications section below.

Drug reaction of Lincocin(Wye) with other medicines has been reported. A complete list of these interactions is given below.

In addition to the above precautions for Lincocin(Wye), it is important to know that it is not safe while driving, and is not habit-forming.



Lincocin(Wye) Benefits & Uses

Lincocin(Wye) is used to treat the following -

Main Benefits

Lincocin(Wye) Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult
  • Disease: Bacterial Infections
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 600 mg
  • Dosage Route: Parenteral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: For course duration follow doctor's advice
Geriatric
  • Disease: Bacterial Infections
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 600 mg
  • Dosage Route: Parenteral
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: For course duration follow doctor's advice, dose for sever conditions
13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
  • Disease: Bacterial Infections
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 10 mg/kg
  • Dosage Route: Parenteral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: For course duration follow doctor's advice, dose should not exceed 600 mg/day
2 - 12 years (Child)
  • Disease: Bacterial Infections
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 10 mg/kg
  • Dosage Route: Parenteral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: For course duration follow doctor's advice, dose should not exceed 600 mg/day
Infant (1 month to 2 years)
  • Disease: Bacterial Infections
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 10 mg/kg
  • Dosage Route: Parenteral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: For course duration follow doctor's advice, dose should not exceed 600 mg/day

Lincocin(Wye) Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Lincocin(Wye) safe for pregnant women?


    Lincocin(Wye) may cause moderate side effects during pregnancy. If you feel its harmful effects, then stop taking this drug immediately, and do not take Lincocin(Wye) again without your doctor's advice.

    Moderate
  • Is the use of Lincocin(Wye) safe during breastfeeding?


    If you are breastfeeding, you may experience some harmful effects of Lincocin(Wye). In case you experience any of these, discontinue its use until you consult your doctor.

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of Lincocin(Wye) on the Kidneys?


    Lincocin(Wye) rarely affects the kidneys.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Lincocin(Wye) on the Liver?


    Very few cases of side effects of Lincocin(Wye) on the liver have been reported.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Lincocin(Wye) on the Heart?


    Lincocin(Wye) is not harmful for the heart.

    Safe


Severe Interaction of Lincocin(Wye) with Other Drugs

Lincocin(Wye) should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Moderate



Lincocin(Wye) Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Lincocin(Wye) unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Lincocin(Wye)

  • Is this Lincocin(Wye) habit forming or addictive?


    No, there is no any evidence that Lincocin(Wye) is addictive.

    No
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    After taking Lincocin(Wye) you may feel sleepy. So it is not advised to perform these activities.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, Lincocin(Wye) is safe but you must consult your doctor before taking it.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    No, Lincocin(Wye) cannot treat any kind of mental disorder.

    No

Lincocin(Wye) Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Lincocin(Wye)


    Taking Lincocin(Wye) with food does not cause any problems.

    Safe
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Lincocin(Wye)


    No research has been done on this till date. Therefore, it is not known what the effect of taking Lincocin(Wye) with alcohol will be.

    Unknown


Frequently asked Questions about Lincocin(Wye)

Question over 4 years ago

Can Lincocin(Wye) treat strep?

Dr. Suhas Bhargav MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Lincocin(Wye) can treat strep. It is used in the treatment of strep throat (pharyngitis) caused by Streptococcus pyogenes. Since it is a prescription drug and an antibiotic, you are advised to not take this drug by yourself to avoid bacterial resistance.

Question about 5 years ago

Does Lincocin(Wye) cause stomach upset?

Dr. Ajay Kumar MBBS, MD , General Physician

Yes, Lincocin(Wye) can cause stomach upset. It is a common side effect of this. Please consult your doctor if feel excessive stomach upset after taking this medicine.

Question over 4 years ago

Can Lincocin(Wye) cause diarrhoea?

Dr. Ajay Kumar MBBS, MD , General Physician

Yes, oral Lincocin(Wye) causes diarrhoea. It is a common side effect of this drug. To keep yourself well hydrated, drink plenty of fluids while you are taking this drug. If you are experiencing severe diarrhoea after taking this drug then discuss with your doctor immediately without any further delay.

Question over 4 years ago

Does Lincocin(Wye) contain penicillin?

Dr. Kapil Sharma MBBS , General Physician

No, Lincocin(Wye) does not contains penicillin. It contains lincomycin which is an antibiotic that belongs to the class of drug known as lincosamide and it has a narrow spectrum antibiotic that active against gram-positive bacteria only that are generally found to be resistant to penicillin.

Question about 5 years ago

How does Lincocin(Wye) work?

Dr. B. K. Agrawal MBBS, MD , Cardiology, General Physician, Internal Medicine

Lincocin(Wye) contain lincomycin, it works by inhibiting the bacterial protein synthesis which is necessary for bacteria to perform a vital activity. Thus, it stops the growth of bacteria in our body and treats bacterial infections.



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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience


References

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 757

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Lincocin® (lincomycin)

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