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Amoxicillin Vs Clindamycin
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
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 more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
DDS gave clindamycin for ancestors. 300mgx4. 2 days later, still getting worse. Can I take Amoxicillin with it' too?
No!: Call your dentist for guidance.Get a more detailed answer ›
Wish can calculate: But certainly, more antibiotics significantly alter your gut microbial flora enough to allow C diff to propagate in your bowel & cause a problem if you happen to catch the bug. The last remark is quite crucial, as most will acquire the infection in health care settings. Community-onset C diff is still uncommon. The key thing is to wash your hands with soap & water a practice I tell all my patient ...Read more
I was prescribed amoxicillin and clindamycin by 2 different dentist for an abcess. can I take the clindamycin after already taking Amox same day?
I always get boils and one time they gave me medicine to take for them. I have one now and I went in my medicine cabinet and I have amoxicillin and clindamycin. which one is for them?
Caution: I would choose Clindamycin over Amox as I suspect you have MRSA .... BUT it is very unwise to take old medicines and left over meds means you didn't complete the original treatment. Not taking the full course of antibiotics only partially treats the germ - kills the weak ones and teaches the strong ones to fight harder next time. Soon the meds may not work. See your MD to get full course again. http://www.cdc.gov/mrsa/ ...Read more
Antibiotics: Antibiotics will reduce severity and spread of infection, but unless tooth is treated with root canal or extraction. Infection will come roaring back once meds are discontinued. See your Dentist. Don"t mix meds on your own. Dose and duration need to be monitored. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have taking amoxicillin 500 mg 3day speak 500 mg now clindamycin 300 mg. for 10 days how high is chance do c diff?
Well...: There is no stats as to whom is going to develop C. Diff pathology with antibiotics. what is known is that nay antibiotics can cause it! Chances are quite low Do not panic ...Read more
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 ›
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had clindamycin and amoxicillin prescribed for a tooth infection. Which would be best? My face is starting to swell.
Why both?: Which practitioner prescribed both antibiotics? If your face is starting to swell, please see your dentist immediately. Antibiotics alone will not solve your dental issues. ...Read more
If you are immune compromised (ra/metho) and you have a root canal issue, would you take clindamycin if you were allergic to amoxicillin?
It really seems to me that dentists guess whether one needs clindamycin or amoxicillin for infection. Why no bacterial testing done to really know?
Protocol: Antibiotic therapy follows a time tested methodology to eradicate dental infections. The usual antibiotics that are used almost always work. A culture takes time and costs money and is used when traditions methods are not effective. It's just not necessary for the average tooth infection, no more than a CAT scan is necessary for every ache and pain. ...Read more
I have taken amoxicillin and z pack 3 day and now on clindamycin 500 what is the chance of c diff?
C. difficile : The risk if Clostridium Difficile infection is always increased with the use of antibiotics. Some antibiotics are more implicated than others. It is important for you and the doctor(s) prescribing the antibiotics to review the risks and benefits of ongoing antibiotic usage. Other factors that may increase your risk include prior C. difficile infection or recent hospitalization. ...Read more
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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