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Whats the difference between clindamycin and amoxicillin?

Whats the difference between clindamycin and amoxicillin?

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

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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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Can i take amoxicillin or clindamycin together?

Can i take amoxicillin or clindamycin together?

Yes: You can take Amoxicillin and Clindamycin at the same time if indicated by the type of infection and the infecting bacteria species. ...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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What the difference between amoxicillin and clindamycin?

What the difference between amoxicillin and clindamycin?

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

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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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Is clindamycin stronger than amoxicillin, at equal doses, to temporarily treat a periodontal abscess?

Not stronger,: different. They tend to cover different bacteria. Dentists and oral surgeons may prefer clindamycin for the organisms in the mouth. Better coverage than say amoxicillin. Sometimes it may be only a personal preference. ...Read more

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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 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

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