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is it possible to be on the wrong antibiotic? im on clindamycin for a gum infection, took it a wk already, going back to the dentist in 2 wks? is it?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Possibly: Clindamycin is regularly used for dental infections. Your question did not state why you believe it is not the correct medication. Please address your concerns and their reasons to your provider since they know your situation better than anyone on this board.
Answered on Dec 9, 2015
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