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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

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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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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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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

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