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Can You Buy Clindamycin Over The Counter
Is mixing over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide 5% gel with Clindamycin 1% gel an effective & relatively harmless alternative to Benzaclin 1-5% gel?
Yes: Yes. This is good and safe combination. ...Read more
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
Is Benzoyl peroxide 5% / clindamycin 1% gel available over the counter or is it a prescription only medication?
I was using a prescription topical gel for acne with 1% clindamycin and 5% benzoyl peroxide. What's the closest over-the-counter equivalent?
What is the closest equivalent to clidamycin phosphate foam 1% that is over the counter! Please help asap!
Sorry, nothing: There are no over the counter treatments similar to clindamycin. If it is too expensive, contact hte doctor who prescribed the clindamycin and discuss other options. This prescription suggests you might have bacterial vaginosis, right? BV is usually treated with metronidazole by mouth, which is inexpensive. Good luck. ...Read more
Can I take Mucinex (guaifenesin) for sinusitis? If not is there any other over-the-counter medicine alternative to clindomycin?
They're different.: Clindamycin is an antibiotic that is not commonly used for initial treatment of sinusitis. Mucinex (guaifenesin) is a medication that may help you because it loosens thick mucus. Also, try a decongestant like pseudoephedrine (e.g., Sudafed) and saline sinus rinses for best results. It is not recommended to start antibiotics for sinusitis unless not improving after 7 days. ...Read more
No: These are prescription medications.Get a more detailed answer ›
My husband has clindamycin 300 for a tooth in fection i have an uti can I use his tablets to get rid of the uti is there anything I can take otc
Clinda won't work: Clindamycin is not active against most of the bacteria that cause UTIs, and there are no safe and effective over-the-counter or natural treatments. (Some OTC "azo" products may help symptoms but don't treat the infection.) You definitely need professional care. Don't screw around with this; see your doctor soon to confirm the diagnosis and get proper treatment. Good luck! ...Read more
Good OTC meds or home remedies to help toothache? Other dentist Rxed clindamycin until I can see reg dentist for root canal Mon, but need pain relief.
Seek alternate DDS: Call a different dentist if your dentist is unable to see you, that way you will be taken out of pain. In addition, most dentists offer emergency appointments. ...Read more
I want to know if I can buy metronidazole (flagyl) and clindamycin (cleocin) without prescription at all?
Not in : The United States.Get a more detailed answer ›
I started using adapalene with clindamycin prescription will it be okay to use my face wash that has salicylic acid or should I buy a new face wash wh?
Use soap: I don't think there is a contraindication, but could irritate your face. I'd use soap and water, but that would be something to ask your physician. ...Read more
Can OTC benzoyl peroxide topicals be used while using prescription clindamycin and tretinoin or should BP be discontinued while using the prescription stuff?
Ok to use all: It's ok to use all of these medications. They may dry out your skin so use appropriate gentle exfoliation and a non comedogenic moisturizer. ...Read more
Is it ok to continue taking metformin even if I don't have polycystic ovaries anymore? Is it true it counters the effect of OTC pills (weight gain)
Yes, but...: Clindamycin is safe, but there are always some patients who get a few side effects or allergic reactions to their medications. More importantly is how the Clindamycin is used, how much, for how long, and for what reason. In pediatrics, Clindamycin is usually prescribed as a gel for teen acne. ...Read more
Depends: The drug is out of your system in <15 hours but the side effects may linger depending on what you have. For instance c. Difficile diarrhea can be very persistent as can some allergic reactions. ...Read more
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