Lincomycin treats several types of serious bacterial infections. If severe diarrhea develops while you are taking lincomycin, discontinue this medication.

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Uses of Lincomycin


Lincomycin is used in the treatment of:

  • Staphylococcal Infections
  • Streptococcal Infections

This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Lincomycin Brand Names

Lincomycin may be found in some form under the following brand names:

Lincomycin Drug Class

Lincomycin is part of the drug class:

Lincomycin Interactions

This is not a complete list of Lincomycindrug interactions. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Lincomycin and Pregnancy

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.

The FDA categorizes medications based on safety for use during pregnancy. Five categories - A, B, C, D, and X, are used to classify the possible risks to an unborn baby when a medication is taken during pregnancy.

Lincomycin falls into category C:

In animal studies, pregnant animals were given this medication and had some babies born with problems. No well-controlled studies have been done in humans, though. Therefore, this medication may be used if the potential benefits to the mother outweigh the potential risks to the unborn child.


There are no well-controlled studies that have been done in pregnant women. Lincomycin should be used during pregnancy only if the possible benefit outweighs the possible risk to the unborn baby.


No studies have been done in animals, and no well-controlled studies have been done in pregnant women. Lincomycin should be given to a pregnant woman only if clearly needed.

Lincomycin Dosage

Take lincomycin exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully.

The Lincomycin dose your doctor recommends will be based on the following (use any or all that apply):

  • the condition being treated
  • other medical conditions you have
  • other medications you are taking
  • how you respond to this medication
  • your weight
  • your height
  • your age
  • your gender

Lincomycin is available in the following doses:

  • Lincomycin 300 Mg/ml Injectable Solution
  • Lincomycin 500 Mg Oral Capsule
  • Lincomycin Compounding Powder

Forms of Medication

Lincomycin is available in the following forms:

  • Injectable Solution
  • Oral Capsule
  • Oral Solution