According to MedlinePlus, clindamycin is an antibiotic useful in treating particular sorts of bacterial infections. 150 milligram clindamycin capsules contain the stated amount of the antibiotic. Clindamycin is in the lincomycin antibiotic class of medications.
Clindamycin is prescribed for infections of the blood, internal organs, female reproductive organs, lungs and skin. MedlinePlus states that clindamycin should only be taken as directed by a doctor. The antibiotic should be taken in the exact quantity and for the exact duration indicated, even if the patient starts to feel better before the end of the treatment period. Potential side effects include nausea, vomiting, thick white vaginal discharge, joint pain and heartburn.