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Clindamycin vs. Amoxicillin. Which one is better for dental infection especially if you had used amox in the past. Concern is antibiotic resistance.?

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 more

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Clindamycin (Definition)

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

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Would it be safe to take one 500mg amoxicillin 2 hours after taking two 150mg clindamycin?

Would it be safe to take one 500mg amoxicillin 2 hours after taking two 150mg clindamycin?

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

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If im allergic to amoxicillin can i take clindamycin?

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 more

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I took amoxicillin and 3 day zap know taking clindamycin 300 mg what is the chance do c diff?

I took amoxicillin and 3 day zap know taking clindamycin 300 mg what is the chance do c diff?

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

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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)

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 more

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What antibiotic can be used for a 29 year old type 1 diabetic patient with acute tonsillitis?1000 mg amoxicillin or clindamycin injection too much?

What antibiotic can be used for a 29 year old  type 1 diabetic patient with acute tonsillitis?1000 mg amoxicillin or clindamycin injection too much?

See below: It could be a viral infection and not need antibiotic treatment. If a test for strep throat is positive treatment with pen vk, Amoxicillin or an oral cephalosporin should work. The antibiotic needs to be taken for 10 days. Good luck. ...Read more

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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

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Had 7 d amoxicillin before my rct on infected tooth. Post rct, clindamycin causing bad heartburn. Is clinda stronger for infection. Can i go to amox?

Had 7 d  amoxicillin before my rct on infected tooth. Post rct, clindamycin causing bad heartburn. Is clinda stronger for infection. Can i go to amox?

Clindo: Your dentist is smart to switch antibiotics to help prevent bacterial resistance and address the possibility of bacteria that Amoxicillin does not kill. Take an antacid for your heart burn. ...Read more

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Amoxicillin (Definition)

Amoxicillin is in the penicillin class of antibiotics. All penicillins are distinguished by the presence of a beta-lactam ring, and are known to kill bacteria by inhibiting synthesis (production) ...Read more

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Amoxil (Definition)

Amoxicillin (inn), formerly amoxycillin (ban) in some markets, and abbreviated amox, is a moderate-spectrum, bacteriolytic, β-lactam antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections ...Read more

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