Lincocin

Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP Last updated on RxList: 4/21/2022
Lincocin Side Effects Center

What Is Lincocin?

Lincocin (lincomycin hcl) is an antibiotic used to treat severe bacterial infections in people who cannot receive penicillin antibiotics.

What Are Side Effects of Lincocin?

Common side effects of Lincocin include:

Tell your doctor if you have serious side effects of Lincocin including diarrhea that is watery or bloody; urinating less than usual or not at all; fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms; severe blistering, peeling, and red skin rash; feeling like you might pass out; easy bruising or bleeding, unusual weakness; or white patches or sores inside your mouth or on your lips.

Additional Information

Our Lincocin (lincomycin hcl) Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction (hives, difficult breathing, swelling in your face or throat) or a severe skin reaction (fever, sore throat, burning eyes, skin pain, red or purple skin rash with blistering and peeling).

Antibiotic medicine can cause overgrowth of normally harmless bacteria in the intestines. This can lead to an infection that causes mild to severe diarrhea, even months after your last antibiotic dose. If left untreated this condition can lead to life-threatening intestinal problems.

Call your doctor at once if you have:

  • severe stomach pain, diarrhea that is watery or bloody (even if it occurs months after your last dose);
  • little or no urination;
  • blisters or ulcers in your mouth, red or swollen gums, trouble swallowing;
  • jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes); or
  • low blood cell counts--fever, chills, tiredness, skin sores, easy bruising, unusual bleeding, pale skin, cold hands and feet, feeling light-headed or short of breath.

Older adults and those who are ill or debilitated may be more sensitive to the effects of diarrhea caused by this medication.

Common side effects include:

  • diarrhea, stomach pain;
  • nausea, vomiting, swollen or painful tongue;
  • vaginal itching or discharge;
  • mild itching or rash;
  • ringing in your ears; or
  • dizziness.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Lincocin (Lincomycin Hcl)

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SIDE EFFECTS

The following adverse reactions have been reported with the use of lincomycin.

Gastrointestinal Disorders

Diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, glossitis, stomatitis, abdominal pain, abdominal discomfort, anal pruritus

Skin And Subcutaneous Tissue Disorders

Toxic epidermal necrolysis, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis, dermatitis bullous, dermatitis exfoliative, erythema multiforme (see WARNINGS), rash, urticaria, pruritus

Infections And Infestations

Vaginal infection, pseudomembranous colitis, Clostridium difficile colitis (see WARNINGS)

Blood And lymphatic System Disorders

Pancytopenia, agranulocytosis, aplastic anemia, leukopenia, neutropenia, thrombocytopenic purpura

Immune System

disorders Anaphylactic reaction (see WARNINGS), angioedema, serum sickness

Hepatobiliary Disorders

Jaundice, liver function test abnormal, transaminases increased

Renal And Urinary Disorders

Renal impairment, oliguria, proteinuria, azotemia

Cardiac Disorders

Cardio-respiratory arrest (see DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION)

Vascular Disorders

Hypotension (see DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION), thrombophlebitis

Ear And Labyrinth Disorders

Vertigo, tinnitus

Neurologic Disorders

Headache, dizziness, somnolence

General Disorders And Administration Site Conditions

Injection site abscess sterile, injection site induration, injection site pain, injection site irritation

Event has been reported with intravenous injection.
Reported with intramuscular injection.

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Lincocin (Lincomycin Hcl)

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