Clinsol is a liquid oral antibiotic. It is versatile enough for use against a number of superficial and deep skin infections, bone infections, dental infections, and soft tissue infections. Clinsol is FDA-approved for use in dogs, but not in cats; however, prescriptions for cats are a common veterinary practice.

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Clinsol kills susceptible bacteria in wounds, abscesses, dental infections, soft tissue infections, and bone infections in cats and dogs. It is a palatable liquid, making it more easily administered than oral tablets and other forms of treatment.

Benefits ofClinsol:

  • Treats superficial and deep skin infections, including abscesses
  • Also works against many soft tissue, bone, and dental infections
  • Easily administered palatable liquid
  • Rapidly absorbed for fast effects
  • Prescription-strength treatment
  • Brand-name product at generic cost

Read all package instructions and precautionary statements prior to use.

Clinical signs of an infection may be resolved before the infection itself; do not discontinue use until the full prescribed regimen has been completed.

The following directions represent a standard use. Use exactly as prescribed by your veterinarian.


  1. Administer 1 to 6 mL Clinsol per 10 lbs. of body weight every 12 hours to dogs.
  2. Administer 1 to 3 mL Clinsol per 5 lbs. of body weight every 24 hours to cats.
  3. Discontinue use and consult your veterinarian if no improvement is seen within 3 to 4 days.
  4. In most (but not all) instances, use should be limited to 28 days in dogs and 14 days in cats.

Frequency of Use:

Dogs are typically dosed twice per day; cats are typically dosed once per day. The duration of treatment varies depending on the location and severity of the infection.

If you miss a dose, administer it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for the subsequent dose, though, wait and resume the regular schedule then. Do not administer a double dose of Clinsol.


Keep out of reach of children and animals.

Store Clinsol between 68 and 77 degrees F.

It is a violation of Federal Law to use this product in a manner inconsistent with its labeling.

Clindamycin, the active ingredient in Clinsol, is rapidly absorbed in the gastrointestinal tract. It quickly begins stopping bacterial growth by inhibiting protein synthesis. Clinsol is effective against a variety of types of infections, and is often used for the treatment of serious infections.


Keep this product out of reach of children and animals. Do not use or store in or near open flame or heat.

Clinsol is intended for use only in the cat or dog for which it was prescribed. Do not use in other species. This product may cause serious adverse reactions to the gastrointestinal systems of horses, rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, chinchillas, and ruminating animals. Not for human use.

Follow your veterinarian's prescription.

CAUTION: Federal (USA) law restricts this drug to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian.

Symptoms of an infection can clear up prior to successful, complete treatment of the infection. Do not stop use until the full course of the prescription has been administered.

The safety of this product in pregnant, nursing, and breeding animals has not been established.

Not for use in animals with a hypersensitivity to clindamycin or lincomycin.

Use with caution in animals with renal or hepatic impairment. Periodic liver and kidney function tests are advised with prolonged treatment of one month or longer.

Tell your veterinarian if your pet has liver disease, kidney disease, colitis, asthma, eczema, or any allergic dermatological condition.

Diarrhea is the most common side effect. If your pet's diarrhea is watery, or if it contains blood, consult your veterinarian. Do not treat the diarrhea with any product unless your veterinarian has approved it.

Stop use and consult your veterinarian if your pet experiences watery or bloody diarrhea, fever, chills, aches, decreased urinary output, dark urine, abdominal pain, diminished appetite, jaundice, or peeling or blistering of the skin.

The susceptibility of an infection should be determined before use. Use on non-susceptible microorganisms may cause overgrowth.

Clindamycin has neuromuscular-blocking properties, and can increase the effects of other substances with the same properties.

Clinsol may interact with other drugs or supplements. Consult your veterinarian before concomitantly administering any other medications or supplements during the course of treatment. Do not give concurrently with erythromycin.

Loss of appetite, emesis, weight loss, depression, and seizures are some signs of an overdose. Seek emergency veterinary care.

Warranty and Manufacturer Information:

Manufactured by Virbac AH, Inc., Fort Worth, TX 76137-4611, USA

Revised Mar 2005

Clinsol is a registered trademark of Virbac AH, Inc.

NAC No.: 10230851

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