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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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What are the risks of taking cleocin (clindamycin phosphate)?

What are the risks of taking cleocin (clindamycin phosphate)?

Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate): See: http://www.drugs.com/sfx/cleocin-side-effects.html

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Can I take Immodium while I take Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate)?

Can I take Immodium while I take Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate)?

Yes: Hopefully the diarrhea is not being caused by the Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate). You may want to check with the doctor that prescribed it also hydrate well ...Read more

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Abscess, how long does cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) take to work?

see below: Drainage of the abscess is the primary treatment. Antibiotic treatment is secondary to treat the surrounding soft tissue infection. This will usually start improving a few days after starting the antibiotic if the abscess has been adequately drained. ...Read more

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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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Should I stop using cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) if diarrhea?

Talk to your doc: You should talk to your doctor first. While the Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) (clindamycin) may be the cause of your diarrhea, stopping the antibiotics may be dangerous. This isn't a decision you should make on your own. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) 300mg with lortab?

Is it ok to take cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) 300mg with lortab?

Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) portable: Yes if the Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) is used for infection and the lortab for pain. ...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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Er Dr Dx Me With MRSA last night. He put me on Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) 300 Mg q.i.d i also got dial body wash what else can I do. i have a past history with MRSA.

Er Dr Dx Me With MRSA last night. He put me on Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) 300 Mg q.i.d i also got dial body wash what else can I do. i have a past history with MRSA.

Staphylococcus: Nowadays many of us are colonized with MRSA. It doesn't necessarily mean we will develop any increased infection rates as compared to MSSA which is also all over us. While technically speaking Cleocin, Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) and Rifampin may work.don't be surprised if it doesn't. Zyvox is an excellent oral medication for severe infections. Hibiclens is far superior to Dial. Twice a week use after bathing ...Read more

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Where can you buy cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) 2% vaginal cream?

Requires script: Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) is a medical cream containing the antibiotic clindamycin. It requires a physician's perscription. Any pharmacy should be able to fill it, including online pharmacies. ...Read more

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I started using cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) vaginal cream. Is it all suppose to come out in the morning?

Depends : Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) is a medical cream containing the antibiotic clindamycin. It requires a physician's perscription. If placed at bedtime, it is not unusual for some to liquefy abd drain upon standing in the morning. To avoid excess drainage try to place high in the canal. As long as it remains in the canal for 6 hours or so it should still be effective. Use for 7 days. ...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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Can you drink alcohol while taking cleocin (clindamycin phosphate)?

Can you drink alcohol while taking cleocin (clindamycin phosphate)?

Alcohol: Alcohol is not good for you at any time, much less when you have an infection. Please abstain. ...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 a test necessary to use cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) for bacterial vaginitis?

Is a test necessary to use cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) for bacterial vaginitis?

No: It is not necessary but it is advisable since all antibiotics have side effects and you don't want to risk side effects if it may not help because your symptoms are caused by something else. ...Read more

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A friend of mine have a tooth infection which she is not aware off. She was told to use cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) but she can't stand the pain.

A friend of mine have a tooth infection which she is not aware off. She was told to use cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) but she can't stand the pain.

She requires: She requires dental treatment. Merely taking antibiotics will not remove the cause of the infection and therefore will not solve the problem. She needs to see a dentist. There is nothing she can do on her own. ...Read more

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Can I drink alcohol a day after using cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) ovules?

Can I drink alcohol a day after using cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) ovules?

Can't say: The prescribing doctor (could also be a DO or an RN-NP) or the dispensing pharmacist should be your first advisors in this kind of question, not a stranger online who does not know your history (like whether you have had alcohol abuse), or whether you are on other meds that might severely interact with alcohol (like flagyl/metronidazole). Also, alcohol doesn't help you fight infection or heal. ...Read more

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Will taking ciprofloxacin and cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) affect my birth control?

Will taking ciprofloxacin and cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) affect my birth control?

Unlikely: Generally the pill doesn't lose effectiveness with most antibiotics except rifampin, for ex., or some seizure meds, st. Johns wort, etc. ...Read more

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Expert opinion please: could taking ciprofloxacin and cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) affect the effectiveness of my birth control?

Expert opinion please: could taking ciprofloxacin and cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) affect the effectiveness of my birth control?

Not at all: According to mayo clinic, no large scale long range studies have shown antibiotics to diminish effectiveness of bc pill, except rifampin
but some doctors believe that some women may experience decrease effectiveness of the pill and recommend, another birth control method while on antibiotics.
In my opinion Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and Cleocin will not significantly cause decrease effectiveness of bc pills. Ask your md. ...Read more

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I have BV and gsb I took metrogel but did not work now I'm on cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) t ovules can the BV cause me to miscarry?

I have BV and gsb I took metrogel but did not work now I'm on cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) t ovules can the BV cause me to miscarry?

Potentially: I assume you mean bacterial vaginosis. If the infection stays in the vagina, then unlikely to cause miscarriage. If it spreads into the cervix and uterus, it could potentially bring on a loss of the pregnancy. ...Read more

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What is wrong with my armpits? They smell horrible every day. I use dial soap, also tried hibiclens, topical cleocin, (clindamycin phosphate) mupirocin & clinical strength deo

What is wrong with my armpits? They smell horrible every day. I use dial soap, also tried hibiclens, topical cleocin, (clindamycin phosphate) mupirocin & clinical strength deo

SMELLY ARMPITS: HOW OFTEN DO YOU WASH YOUR ARMPITS? SHOULD BE DAILY OR TWICE DAILY.
HOW OFTEN DO YOU CHANGE YOUR CLOTHING?
HOW OFTEN DO YOU WASH YOUR CLOTHING?
DO YOU EAT ONIONS AND GARLIC? STOP!
ALSO, FISH, HOT PEPPERS, RED MEAT, AND CURRY MIGHT CAUSE OR INCREASE UNDERARM ODOR.
IF THIS PERSISTS PLEASE SEE A DERMATOLOGIST. . .
BEST LUCK. ...Read more

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Hypochondriac scared of SJS was on cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) 4 2 days a week ago stopped due to allergic reaction. Feel kind of sick not sure if stress/no sleep or SJS?

Hypochondriac scared of SJS was on cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) 4 2 days a week ago stopped due to allergic reaction. Feel kind of sick not sure if stress/no sleep or SJS?

Steven Johnson : Signs and symptoms of Steven Johnson syndrome usually pretty severe and include fever >38°C (100.4°F), skin tenderness, blistering rash and inflamed mucosa, often involving mouth, lips, tongue. It's a dermatological emergency and requires immediate treatment. ...Read more

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Will 1200 MG of cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) for ten days get rid of my sinus infection?

Sinusitis: If your sinusitis is caused by bacterial infection then Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) for 10 days should clear it up if however it does not I would see if physician to get a definitive diagnosis ...Read more

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Is it safe for someone with gerds to take cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) for a tooth. Infection?

Yes: Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) or Clindamycin is a good antibiotic for dental infections, a strong killer of bacteria. It will have no direct effect on your gerd. It has no drug interactions. However, you can have some abdominal discomfort and even vomiting reaction to antibiotics. Get the infection under control, then have tooth treated promptly. Drink full glass of water when taking medication. ...Read more

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