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Can Clindamycin Treat Strep Throat
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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