an antibiotic used to treat serious bacterial infections, such as staphylococcal bone and joint infections. It is administered by mouth or injection. The most serious side-effect is pseudomembranous colitis, caused by overgrowth of Clostridium difficile, which limits the use of this drug; other side-effects include nausea, vomiting, and occasional hypersensitivity reactions.
Trade names:
Dalacin C.

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