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is clindamycin good for uti

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
27 years experience Gynecology
Maybe: It depends on the organism causing the uti. That is not one of the more common antibiotics used urinary tract infections.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
UTI: Choice of antibiotic will depend upon the organism being treated, but Clindamycin would be an unusual selection for routine uti, particularly if treat ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
UTI: You can take clindamycin, but it will only be effective against gram-positive bacteria, an usual cause of uti, unless staph species. Discuss this wit ... Read More
A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
38 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes !: Urinary tract infections are caused by bacteria sensitive to various antibiotics. E coli, an frequent offender, is most often sensitive to cephalospo ... Read More
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Dr. James Lin
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Not a good idea...: Clindamycin is chiefly used for respiratory infection, skin and soft tissue infection and not a good choice for bacterial UTI. Besides, consider its u ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Benz
46 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
See below: There are many alternatives to discuss with a doctor.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rolando Rivera
24 years experience Urology
Culture result?: Is the prescription for Clindamycin based on a culture result? Clindamycin is not your typical first line drug for uncomplicated UTI but it could be u ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Clinda doesn't work: Clindamycin is not active against most UTI bacteria. I would be surprised if a doctor prescribed it for UTI -- I'm guessing you diagnosed and tre ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
UTI: This is an unusual choice of antibiotic for UTI in women unless the organism is a sensitive staph species. Discuss this with the doctor who ordered i ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
UTI: Clindamycin is a very unusual antibiotic to be used in treating a UTI unless it is due to a staphylococcus. The dosage, assuming the therapy is appro ... Read More
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