If your healthcare provider prescribes clindamycin capsules to treat your bacterial infection, you are taking the oral form of the medication, which is also known as clindamycin hydrochloride (Cleocin®). Clindamycin works to treat infections by interfering with bacteria's ability to make proteins. Without these proteins, bacteria are unable to grow and multiply.
These capsules are available in the following strengths:
It is often less expensive to use twice as many 150-mg capsules rather than the 300-mg capsules. For instance, if you take 300 mg per dose, it may be significantly less expensive to take two of the 150-mg capsules instead of one 300-mg capsule.
(Click Clindamycin HCL for a more in-depth look at how clindamycin capsules work to treat various bacterial infections. This article also lists the various strengths that are available.)