Clindamycin Phosphate Topical Solution

Clindamycin Phosphate Topical Solution USP, 1%

For External Use Only

DRUG DESCRIPTION

Clindamycin Phosphate Topical Solution contains clindamycin phosphate, USP, at a concentration equivalent to 10 mg clindamycin per milliliter. Each Clindamycin Phosphate Topical Solution pledget applicator contains approximately 1 mL of topical solution.

Clindamycin phosphate is a water soluble ester of the semi-synthetic antibiotic produced by a 7(S)-chloro-substitution of the 7(R)-hydroxyl group of the parent antibiotic lincomycin.

The solution contains isopropyl alcohol 50% v/v, propylene glycol, sodium hydroxide (to adjust the pH to between 4.0 – 7.0) and purified water. The structural formula is represented below:

Clindamycin Phosphate Structural Formula Illustration

The chemical name for clindamycin phosphate is Methyl 7-chloro-6,7,8-trideoxy-6-(1-methyl-trans-4-propyl-L-2-pyrrolidinecarboxamido)-1-thio-L-threo-α-D-galacto-octopyranoside 2-(dihydrogen phosphate). It has a molecular weight of 504.96, and the molecular formula is C18H34CIN2O8PS. Flash Point 75° F.

Last reviewed on RxList: 1/7/2009
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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