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Q: Drug identification ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   2 Comments )
Subject: Drug identification
Category: Health > Medicine
Asked by: qbertprime-ga
List Price: $3.50
Posted: 24 Oct 2002 22:02 PDT
Expires: 23 Nov 2002 21:02 PST
Question ID: 89522
I have a pill capsule here inscribed with "DAN 5708". Please tell me
what this is in detail. Thank you.
Subject: Re: Drug identification
Answered By: bobbie7-ga on 25 Oct 2002 00:16 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hello Qbertprime-ga and thank you for your question.

You may search for a drug by imprint code at the RXlist Drug
Information Website:

The result of my search for DAN5708 is Clindamycin Hydrochloride

Imprint Code: DAN5708    
Drug/Strength/Manufacturer: Clindamycin Hydrochloride - St Marys Med 
Description: DAN 5708 - Capsule   

Imprint Code: DAN5708 / DAN5708    
Drug/Strength/Manufacturer: Clindamycin Hydrochloride - Quality Care 
Description: DAN 5708/ DAN 5708 – Capsule
RXlist Drug Information Website*DAN+5708&x=11&y=6


Clindamycin hydrochloride is the hydrated hydrochloride salt of
clindamycin. Clindamycin is a semisynthetic antibiotic produced by a
7(S)-chloro-substitution of the 7(R)-hydroxyl group of the parent
compound lincomycin. Clindamycin hydrochloride capsules contain
clindamycin hydrochloride equivalent to 150 mg of clindamycin.
Inactive ingredients: corn starch, FD&C Blue No.1, FD&C Yellow No. 5,
gelatin, lactose, magnesium stearate, talc and titanium dioxide.

The chemical name for clindamycin hydrochloride is Methyl
-thio-L-threo-a-o-galacto-octopyranoside monohydrochloride.

RXlist Drug Information Website

Clinical Pharmacology, Human Pharmacology and Toxicology

Indications Dosage and Administration

Adverse Reactions

Warnings and Precautions


Search Criteria:

drug identification
imprint code search
Clindamycin hydrochloride

I hope you find this helpful and if anything I wrote is not clear,
please post a request for clarification before rating my answer, and I
will do my best to meet your needs.
Best Regards, 
qbertprime-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Intensely thorough. Couldn't ask for more information. Genius!!!

Subject: Re: Drug identification
From: ziffielou-ga on 02 Nov 2002 06:18 PST

I would be VERY careful trying to ID a pill online.  Some street
drugs,are imprinted with the same ID number as athe legit drug.  They
look the same, but that doesn't mean they are the same.

Try to ID a drug?  You might call the Poison Control in your city.
Check yello pages  for phone #.

With unknow pill, best to FLUSH it down toliet.
Subject: Re: Drug identification
From: autymn-ga on 03 Nov 2002 06:35 PST
Hi I just wanted to add a comment..that pill identification was
correct a capsule and its clindamycin an antibiotic used to treat
teeth and bone infections mostly and a few other conditons the best
place to identify a pill is through the poision control website luck...hope this helped

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