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Amoxicillin Vs Clindamycin
Diff mechanism : Different spectrum and action. Amox is in the same family as penicillin. Usually used in dental as a first line of drug because it has a fairly broad spectrum (gram + and -) and kill bacteria well. Clindamycin is usually used as a second line. It is great for those patients that are allergic to penicillin. Or, if you want better gram - and anaerobic coverage. It is bacterial-static, however. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Part of the lincoside family . It has good gram positive an anaerobic coverage, but its association with the development of clostridium difficile infection has limited its use. It is used in certain drug allergy situations where staph, strep, pneumococcal, and anaerobic organisms. Its use in MRSA infections is spotty. It is a bacteriostatic drug that works ...Read more
Clinda+Amoxicillin: Was these meds prescribed by one or two physicians? Usually it is a GOOD idea to let your doctors know what other meds you are currently on. Also need to know why are you taking antibiotics, site and nature of infection. Usually Ear Nose throat infection in that case they are both effective. No harm taking them 2 hours apart for a few days only. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Different spectra: Amoxicillin and Clindamycin are both antimicrobials used to treat bacterial infections. (antibiotics.) they have different uses based either on the known sensitivity of a given bacteria or based on the place in the body where the infection is located and the predicted (educated guess) most likely bacteria to cause that infection. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Not same class: Someone allergic to amoxicillin (in penicillin class) is not considered at high risk for clindamycin allergy (not penicillin class). That does not guarantee that there will not be any reaction. When taking clindamycin, it is a good idea to eat yoghurt or take probiotics to prevent c. dif colitis (a bacterial infection of the colon due to the selective killing of beneficial bacteria). ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
I have taking amoxicillin 500 mg 3day speak 500 mg now clindamycin 300 mg. for 10 days how high is chance do c diff?
What are the chances (%) of getting c diff if you're immunocompromised and you're prescribed clindamycin for a root canal? (can't take amoxicillin)
Somewhere 1-10%: The risks ranges about 1-10% and i cannot tell you the exact percentage for your case, but current literature suggests this range. Probiotics use during and cont after antibiotic uses for few more days has been shown to reduce diarrhea/c. Diff infection rate. It is quite treatable and so if u get it, consult doc quickly and u will be treated accordingly. Good luck. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
I had tooth pulled over 3 weeks ago took amoxicillin then 3day z Pakistan sense start clindamycin something bitter and nasty coming out of socket?
Go back to dentist: and have him check the socket.Get a more detailed answer ›
If you are immune compromised (ra/metho) and you have a root canal issue, would you take clindamycin if you were allergic to amoxicillin?
Clindamycin vs. Amoxicillin. Which one is better for dental infection especially if you had used amox in the past. Concern is antibiotic resistance.?
It depends: Without a culture and sensitivity test ,generally amoxicillin is drug of choice for dental infections provided there is no allergy to it. If ineffective after a couple of days, the spectrum of coverage can be enhanced by adding flagyl or switching to clindamycin. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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