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Could clindamycin treat strep throat?

Could clindamycin treat strep throat?

YES,: Recurrent / chronic strep pharyngitis, if resistant to Penicillin/Amoxicillin (though rare), or someone is allergic to penicillin, Clindamycin is prescribed. ...Read more

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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How long after I start taking clindamycin 150 to treat strep throat will I start feeling better?

How long after I start taking clindamycin 150 to treat strep throat will I start feeling better?

Strep Throat: You are contagious for at least 24 hours after starting antibiotics for strep throat. Symptoms usually begin improving around that time. ...Read more

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How long after I start taking clindamycin 300mg to treat strep throat will I start feeling better?

How long after I start taking clindamycin 300mg to treat strep throat will I start feeling better?

Strep throat: You will feel better in a few days. The reason to take antibiotics for strep throat I s an important one. It is to prevent the complication of strep throat called acute rheumatic fever which can damage your heart. If you have any side effects with antibiotics please let your doctor know and remind him/her you are on them for strep throat. ...Read more

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Clindamycin to treat strep throat I was prescribed 300 mg 1 tab 3 times daily and it says to take it until it is gone but I feel this is a lot?

Clindamycin to treat strep throat I was prescribed 300 mg 1 tab 3 times daily and it says to take it until it is gone but I feel this is a lot?

Clindamycin: It is unclear why you were prescribed Clindamycin for uncomplicated strep throat. Penicillin would have been perfectly adequate. Either you were allergic to penicillins, or something else was going on. The dose you were given is not inappropriate, but you do not say how many you were given. Why not call the doctor who gave you this and ask the same question? ...Read more

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What dose of clindamycin is used to treat strep throat for penicillin allergic PTs? Dose per day in mgs?

30 mgm / KG: Can stop after 6 days. There are other meds for strep that are less likely to cause intestinal changes. ...Read more

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Can clindamycin cure strep throat?

Yes, but: It has so many negative side effects that its use is usually limited to toxic shock syndrome or necrotizing fasciitis (flesh eating bacteria) when less toxic antibiotics cannot be used. ...Read more

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Can clindamycin be used for strep throat?

Can clindamycin be used for strep throat?

Yes: But it is not a first line antibiotic for strep which is usually sensitive to amoxicillin or penicillin. Clindamycin should be reserved for unusual situations in which the infection does not respond to other antibiotics. Best to save it so that resistance to clindamycin does not develop. ...Read more

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How quickly can clindamycin clear a case of strep throat?

How quickly can clindamycin clear a case of strep throat?

Fast improvement: Clindamycin works quickly but I would stay on a 10 day course to clear. ...Read more

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Can clindamycin be used for strep throat I have 150 mg caps what dosage a day?

Can clindamycin be used for strep throat I have 150 mg caps what dosage a day?

Get a proper Dx 1st: About 60% of sore throats are viral & require no meds. If you take old meds every time you feel ill, you increase the creation of superbugs in our world with minimal benefit to you. Strep can be verified with a quick test & treatment with penicillin is 100% effective. ...Read more

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Hi. I was diagnosed with strep throat yesterday. I was prescribed clindamycin 300mg 4x daily. I am very tired and achy today. What could cause that?

The germs: It takes a while to kill the germs. They have been there for at least 12 hrs (or more) before you started meds and had plenty of time to create havoc/injure tissue and elaborate chemical factors that make you tired. You can also have mono at the same time and it wouldn't be obvious unless tested for. Give it a few days and check back in with doc if you don't start feeling better. ...Read more

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I am taking Clindamycin for strep throat. Can I still drink Beachbody Performance Energize? It's all natural. You can find the ingredients on Google.

No interactions: I looked at the main ingredients and check interactions with clinda using the MedScape and the U of Maryland interaction checkers and did not find any. It seems ok to use together. A word of caution, though. These supplements lack rigorous scientific data and there is not substantial evidence of their effectiveness or safety. I would not call these products "natural". Be safe. Hydrate! ...Read more

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Clindamycin hcl capsules X2 every 6 hours for strep throat safe while breastfeeding?

Yes, it is safe: Clindamycin is category B for pregnancy. It is not the most common medication for strep throat though. Do you have a penicillin allergy and that is why it was prescribed. Generally other medications that are better tolerated are used such as amoxicillin or cefdinir. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take clindamycin and metronidazole at the same time? Currently taking clindamycin for strep throat.

It: It is absolutely fine to take them both together.

As a podiatrist, I often treat complicated foot infections in diabetics using this very combination of antibiotics.

Just as a note of caution, however, if two different doctors are giving you these medications, it would be prudent to inform each of them what the other one is giving you.

Feel better! ...Read more

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How big risk is c-diff for healthy 30 y/o who took 875 augmentin and now on Clindamycin 300 for strep throat? Started Culturelle, should I be worried?

How big risk is c-diff for healthy 30 y/o who took 875 augmentin and now on Clindamycin 300 for strep throat? Started Culturelle, should I be worried?

C. Difficile: Studies show Clostridium difficile enterocolitis accounts for only 10-20% of antibiotic associated diarrhea. Usually antibiotic associated diarrhea is benign and self limited and c. Diff is usually a nosocomial disease seen in hospital inpatients. Risk lasts a month after you stop taking antibiotics so continue saccharomyces or lactobacillus for 30 days. Don't worry you'll be okay. Stay calm. ...Read more

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Can I get strep throat if I have already been taking amoxicillin and clindomycin for about a week now for something else?

Can I get strep throat if I have already been taking amoxicillin and clindomycin for about a week now for something else?

Not likely: Amox is usually effective against strep bacteria. You should be fine as long as you finish your course completely and are not rexposed after you're done. Make sure to wash hands frequently and do not share anything with the infected person. ...Read more

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Is 150mg 3x/day for 10 days of Clindamycin appropriate/enough for Strep throat? I've had Strep about a week without proper treatment!

Prefer another antib: Clidamycin is a good antibiotic for skin and soft tissue infections. The usual dose is 150mg two capsules twice a day.
It does have some strep cover but amoxicillin with clavulanic acid is a better combination for strep. Unless you are allergic to penicillin. ...Read more

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What would happen if I started taking clindamycin 300mg for what I believe to be strep throat from a previous prescription that I didn't finish?

What would happen if I started taking clindamycin 300mg for what I believe to be strep throat from a previous prescription that I didn't finish?

Not a good idea.: Please check with your primary provider to confirm the reason for your throat pain/sore throat. Usually you need a throat culture to check that you have a true bacterial infection before taking a strong antibiotic like clindamycin. ALL antibiotics must be taken in full to completely treat a diagnosed infection so as to prevent the likelihood of antibiotic resistant bacteria and worse infection ...Read more

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REVISED- I developed a large neck swelling, with severe pain and sore throat at home after I had already taken a 10 day course of 300mg Clindamycin and condition worsened. Went to ER and was diagnosed with Group A Strep, CT Scan revealed soft tissue swe

REVISED- I developed a large neck swelling, with severe pain and sore throat at home after I had already taken a 10 day course of 300mg Clindamycin and condition worsened. Went to ER and was diagnosed with Group A Strep, CT Scan revealed soft tissue swe

Peritonsillar abcess: Sounds like you might have a Peri-tonsillar abscess, or what has been historically called Quincy. This is a moderate medical emergency that might require incision and drainage. You should seek further medical attention ASAP. ...Read more

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I tried ampicilin for tonsil cheese/stone so got rid pf pharyngitis. Now other dr: say to take clindamycin. Should I take it? Throat culture:staph aureus

I tried ampicilin for tonsil cheese/stone so got rid pf pharyngitis. Now other dr: say to take clindamycin. Should I take it? Throat culture:staph aureus

Throat infection: If your throat culture shows staph you are best on the clindamycin. If it showed strep then ampicillin is best. Most throat infections are viral and no drug is needed Since u have staph u should take the clindamycin. ...Read more

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Red clindamycin 300mg4X daily/ 10 days for recurrent strep. Got rash all over arms neck chest face. Prescribed azithromycin instead, is this ok?

Red clindamycin 300mg4X daily/ 10 days for recurrent strep. Got rash all over arms neck chest face. Prescribed azithromycin instead, is this ok?

Drug rash: It appears that you are having a drug reaction from clindamycin. Since it bears no relationship to azithromycin, you will likely tolerate it although nearly any drug can lead to a skin rash. If you have a lot of itching still, contact your doctor for Rx. ...Read more

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Recurring abscesses since '12 told strep but treated as MRSA in hospital. Recent one under arm, throat pain/restriction from clindomycin. Could be MRS?

Recurring abscesses since '12 told strep but treated as MRSA in hospital. Recent one under arm, throat pain/restriction from clindomycin. Could be MRS?

See a dermatologist: For answers. Recurrent abscess could be strep or staph but you could also have a condition known as hidradenitis suppurtiva. See derm for answers and treatment options. ...Read more

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How can I treat strep throat?

How can I treat strep throat?

If verified- treat: The majority of sore throats are viruses, but if you have verified strep you should have it treated with an antibiotic. Symptoms may improve in a day or two without treatment, but complications would still be possible without proper treatment. ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


Strep Throat (Definition)

A throat infection caused by a strep bacteria that responds ...Read more