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Just got prescribed clindamycin 300mg three times a day . How many hours should I take them apart?

Just got prescribed clindamycin 300mg three times a day .  How many hours should I take them apart?

In a perfect world: You would take Clindamycin every eight hours to optimal spread the medication out and keep sustained therapeutic levels in the blood with minimal highs and lows, but that's easier said than done. ...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


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What to do about really bad heartburn after taking clindamycin 300mg?

What to do about really bad heartburn after taking clindamycin 300mg?

Try with food.: Although clindamycin can be taken with or without food -try taking it with food if you have GI upset. Take it with a full glass of water. Try ginger if these ideas don't work. ...Read more

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I just started taking clindamycin 300mg for a uti. Now my urine has a strong odor. Could the UTI have gotten worse?

Maybe: If the bacteria causing your symptoms was not sensitive to the clindamycin, which a urine culture would be able to tell, then your infection might be getting worse. I would not rely on odor alone as a sign that it is getting worse, though. Rather, persistent or worsened symptoms like burning with urination or having to go frequently should be relayed to your doctor. ...Read more

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Clindamycin 300mg for bladder infection?

Clindamycin 300mg for bladder infection?

Wrong drug for bugs: Very few organisms in the bladder susceptible to clinda. If you have antibiotic left over from a different infection, throw it away! bladder infection antibiotics are geared towards the bacteria that are found in the realm of the bladder (clinda treates skin staph & some gut anaerobic bacteria). We try once w/best guess (bactrim, amp, cipro) if we fail we treat by culture and susceptibilities. ...Read more

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I'm taking clindamycin 300mg it's giving me bad stomach pains what to do?

I'm taking clindamycin 300mg it's giving me bad stomach pains what to do?

See below: Clindamycin used to treat a variety of infections. As with most antibiotics, GI-related symptoms (nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pains) amongst the most common adverse reactions. Occasionally, antibiotic-related colitis can occur which can be serious. I would strongly recommend you notify your prescribing MD and report your symptoms. He may request you stop taking or prescribe an alternative. ...Read more

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Does clindamycin 300mg reduce swelling of absess tooth?

Does clindamycin 300mg reduce swelling of absess tooth?

It can do!: Clindamycin is an extremely useful antibiotic weapon in our armory against infection. If you have not taken that drug recently, and with a doctors recommendation and the correct dosage it can prove very effective. But you must follow up with treatment of the infected tooth right away. Exposing bacteria to antibiotics and not stopping the infection leads to antibiotic resistance, harming us all. ...Read more

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Will clindamycin 300mg anitbioticmake my birth control less effective?

BCP and Antibiotics: Clindamycin is one of those antibiotics that is not supposed to interfere with bcp. ...Read more

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Is clindamycin 300mg Q12 hours often enough for an infection after a root canal or should it be taken Q8h or Q6?

Depends: Antibiotic dosing for an adult for a systemically involved dental infection using Clindamycin at a strength of 300mg is recommended Q8h for a constant blood level. It should be noted however that there are many variables that may affect that recommendation. I suggest that you discus this with the prescribing DDS for the best answer. Good luck - ...Read more

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