A 22-year-old female asked:
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i have a throat infection. i don't have any amoxil (amoxicillin). can i take clindamycin 150mg instead. will it work for a throat infection?

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Dr. Benjamin Murcek
33 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Not a good idea: It's never a good idea to self prescribe any medication. The vast majority of throat infections are viral and antibiotics are of no use. Fever greater than 101, severe pain with swallowing, painful lymph nodes in the neck are signs of a bacterial infection requiring antibiotics and should be prescribed by a health care professional after examining you.
Answered on Mar 24, 2020

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