Please consult your physician before taking any medication. Generic Name: LINCOMYCIN - ORAL Pronounced: (link-oh-MY-sin) Lincocin Oral Uses: Lincomycin is an antibiotic used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections. This antibiotic only treats bacterial infections. It will not work for viral infections (e.g., common cold, flu). Unnecessary use or overuse of any antibiotic can lead to its decreased effectiveness. Lincocin may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.