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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
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 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 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 more
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?
Yes you can: And you need to get definitive treatment of the infection. Antibiotics just temporize the infection but do not solve the problem. ...Read more
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?
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
I was prescribed clindamycin for my toothache but it's not working I went to a dentist today they prescribed me amoxicillin if I took the clindamycin at 4 pm can I switch to amoxicillin?
I have taking amoxicillin 500 mg 3day speak 500 mg now clindamycin 300 mg. For 10 days how high is chance do c diff?
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
If you are immune compromised (ra/metho) and you have a root canal issue, would you take clindamycin if you were allergic to amoxicillin?
Yes: Yes that would be the industry standard, but you should see your doctor as each patient is different. ...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 more
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
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.?
Hello Dr. Can I take Amoxicillin and Clindamycin together for treatment of folliculitis? Or would you recommend doxycycline and one of the above?
Overkill: Hopefully you're not self-medicating. Actually, infected follicles are more likely to be caused by pityrosporum yeasts, or if it's bacterial, treatment with local topical measures may be safer and wiser and more effective than a bazooka-gun antibiotic course. You're asking for C. difficile over a few infected hairs? Is it hidradenitis supurativa? A proper diagnosis & focused management is key. ...Read more
I'm 20 year old. Can I take Amoxicillin 500MG for Fungus Acne that has been my face/neck for over 3 months? Does it work the same as Clindamycin 150MG
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?
Talk to Dentist:
Taking probiotics or eating yogurt with active cultures about 2 hours after taking each antibiotic may help to re-populate your digestive tract with "good" bacteria and reduce heartburn or other stomach distress, etc.
But talk to your dentist for their exact recommendation, considering your problem. ...Read more
My dentist gave me amoxicillin before the root canal for infection. Then my endodontist prescribed clindamycin after the root canal procedure. Which one should I take?
I have a throat infection. I don't have any amoxil (amoxicillin). Can I take clindamycin 150mg instead. Will it work for a throat infection?
Not a good idea: It's never a good idea to self prescribe any medication. The vast majority of throat infections are viral and antibiotics are of no use. Fever greater than 101, severe pain with swallowing, painful lymph nodes in the neck are signs of a bacterial infection requiring antibiotics and should be prescribed by a health care professional after examining you. ...Read more
Had endo. Ablation 2 weeks ago, have lots of gross stuff floating in urine, pcp said UTI gave amoxicillin and clindamycin for skin, how long to work?
24-48 hours: If there is a uti, antibiotics will take effect within 24-48 hours but be sure to complete taking all the pills given so that the infection is completely treated. Drinking a lot of water and taking cranberry extract will also help clear a UTI more quickly. ...Read more
I was on 7 days of 875 mg amoxicillin for abscess tooth swelling. Today, I got the root canal done for coronal leakage. Now there is no swelling or pain. Is clindamycin 300 mg needed?
Yes: There is no cross-reaction.Get a more detailed answer ›
I am having severe pain below abdomen after my menstruation and I have a history of UTI. Can I take clindamycin and amoxicillin together?
UTI? STD? PID?: You can take these together if both prescribed by a doctor who knows you're taking both. Self treatment with antibiotics in this situation could be dangerous. The combination of UTI symptoms plus abdominal pain suggest infections like STDs, including fallopian tube infection (pelvic inflammatory disease, PID). Whatever is going on, it could be serious. See a doctor if you haven't done so. ...Read more
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