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What is clindamycin

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Dr. Simon Tsiouris
22 years experience Infectious Disease
Antibiotic: Clindamycin is an antibiotic that comes in topical and oral forms and is used to treat a variety of infections.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Antibiotic: This is an antibiotic used to treat a number of infections. Can you be more specific?
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
The best explanation: Here is the link from Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clindamycin Hope it helps.
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Antibiotic: Used to treat gram positive infections like in your mouth and on your skin usually . It is not first line but used in people allergic to other meds
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Hamby
17 years experience Internal Medicine
Typically Acne: Typically acne. Used on face more often than not. If used, needs to be used religiously for best effects.
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Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
See below: I assume you are talking about a strep. Throat. This is usually treated with Penicillin VK or amoxicillin. Oral cephalosporins are the next choice. ... Read More
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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Several: Depends on what's being treated, your doctor(s) then would decide accordingly. Yet to decipher your symptoms and define if you are really allergic to ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Wright
32 years experience Dentistry
See MD ASAP: In case of Clindamycin overdose, seek medical help right away. It can cause colitis which can be fatal.
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Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
25 years experience Pulmonology
600mg: This dose 3 times daily, each 8 hours apart should do it. Care is to be taken as to the real reason for it, the extent of the drug need and the side e ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Blum
65 years experience Pediatrics
30 mgm / KG: Can stop after 6 days. There are other meds for strep that are less likely to cause intestinal changes.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Sterling
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Them'sPowerfulDrugs!: Rothia dentocariosa(previously known as Stomato-coccus mucilaginosus)is a species of bacteria that is part of the normal bacterial mouth flora. First ... Read More
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