A 26-year-old female asked:
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i have left over clyndamycin from a previous foot infection. i think i have a uti, is it safe to use this antibiotic to treat it? it has not expired.

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Dr. Larry Lutwick
49 years experience Infectious Disease
No: Clindamycin is not useful in most kinds of utis.
Answered on Feb 6, 2019
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
No, you should : Contact your doctor. Diabetic foot infections are often staph aureus infections which are gram positive organisms, u.T.I 's are more commonly gram negative infections. Clindamycin also has anaerobic coverage but one should not indiscrimanetly take antibiotics on a whim. There is logic behind prescribing them and they are used for diffeenrt kinds of infections.
Answered on Mar 22, 2020
Dr. Darrell Latva
42 years experience Podiatry
NO: I'm speaking as a podiatrist, but no. See your doctor! Sincerely, Dr. Latva
Answered on May 12, 2016

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