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Dr. Brian Hoffman
566 doctors shared insights

Cleocin (Overview)

Cleocin is an antibiotic and antimicrobial.


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What s cleocin-t 1% antibiotics cure for acne?

What s cleocin-t 1% antibiotics cure for acne?

Acne therapy: Clindamycin is an antibiotic that can help papular and other forms of superficial acne. It is generally applied once or twice daily. ...Read more

Dr. Brian Hoffman
566 doctors shared insights

Cleocin (Overview)

Cleocin is an antibiotic and antimicrobial.


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Wondering when would you prescribe a course of 5 days of 300 mg clindamycin after root canal on infected tooth vs 7 days or more. ?

Wondering when would you prescribe  a course of 5 days  of 300 mg clindamycin after root canal on infected tooth vs 7 days or more. ?

Ask your dentist: Since the dentist who prescribed your medications knows your condition best, s/he is the best person to answer this question for you. It is very difficult to second guess your treating doctor. ...Read more

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I was prescribed cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) for my toothache but my X-ray didn't show i had an abscess . Do i still have to take it?

No: Antibiotics are not indicated for toothaches. They are indicated for diffuse swellings called a cellulitis that can result from an acute flair-up of a local dental infection such as an abscess or acute periodontal infection. ...Read more

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Who uses cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) (clindamycin) vaginal ovules?

Bacterial vaginosis: Women with bacterial vaginitis may use these for several days to alleviate this illness. ...Read more

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Is cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) used to treat persistent uti?

Is cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) used to treat persistent uti?

Possibly: The choice of antibiotics in persisting cases should be guided by laboratory tests which will show which antibiotics are likely to be successful. While Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) is not a commonly used antibiotic for utis, it is certainly possible that in a given situation it becomes the best choice. ...Read more

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Does cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) work on pimples?

Does cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) work on pimples?

Yes. : Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) topically and systemically (through the blood stream) helps acne. Your doctor can fill in the details, but this is a good choice for acne, particularly in combination with benzoyl peroxide topically. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) instead of erythromycin for lung bacteria?

Complicated: Yes, Clindamycin can be taken if there is a bacterial infection of the lung with organisms which are sensitive to it. Each and every antibiotic has its potential complications and toxicities and there may be a higher frequency of clostridium difficile colitis associated with Clindamycin than with erythomycin. ...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


Dr. Julie Abbott
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Clindamycin Phosphate (Definition)

Clindamycin phosphate is ...Read more