Clindamycin is used to treat certain types of infections, as stated by the National Institutes of Health. This includes infections of the skin, lungs and internal organs.
Clindamycin works by inhibiting the growth of the bacteria causing the infection. In rare cases, the antibiotic is used to treat severe cases of acne, according to WebMD. The medication is only available by prescription and it comes in liquid or capsule form. The dosage and the treatment length depends on the exact condition and the patient. Only a doctor can diagnose a condition and prescribe Clindamycin. It should only be taken as directed.