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Probable adverse reaction to a pharmaceutical excipient
  1. C M Hall1,
  2. D W A Milligan2,
  3. J Berrington2
  1. 1Pharmacy Department, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
  2. 2Neonatal Unit, Royal Victoria Infirmary
  1. Correspondence to:
    Miss Hall
    Pharmacy Department, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Queen Victoria Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4LP, UK


Adverse reactions to medication are well recognised although information on the incidence in children is lacking. Adverse reactions have also been attributed to a range of pharmaceutical excipients. This is a report of an adverse reaction to the excipient in clindamycin injection.

  • clindamycin
  • excipient
  • gasping syndrome
  • drug reaction

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