A 37-year-old female asked:
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can the antibiotic cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) cure a bladder or kidney infection?

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Dr. James Krick
35 years experience Urology
Possible, not ideal: while clindamycin is a very potent antibiotic, it is usually more effective against gram-positive organisms that are not typically involved in bladder and urinary tract infections. ideally you should have a urine culture which identifies the organism and the cheapest and most effective anabiotic that can be used to treat it
Answered on Aug 23, 2017
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