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Am an IV meth user and missed when shooting in arm 2 days ago, its now swollen and red and appears to be abssessed, what do I do I have been taking clindamycin 150 mg cap

Am an IV meth user and missed when shooting in arm 2 days ago, its now swollen and red and appears to be abssessed, what do I do I have been taking clindamycin 150 mg cap

Hello.: Hello. I am assuming by the fact that you wrote in for medical input that the Clindamycin was not prescribed to you for this incident. Abcesses often need to have an incision and drainage. Do not recommend that you perform surgery on yourself. Do recommend that you be medically evaluated as this needs medical care. ...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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Can clindamycin be used for strep throat I have 150 mg caps what dosage a day?

Can clindamycin be used for strep throat I have 150 mg caps what dosage a day?

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

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Good idea to use clindamycin cap for sore throat?

Good idea to use clindamycin cap for sore throat?

If prescribed: Clinda is a potent antibiotic and usually effective for throat infections. Use it if prescribed for this purpose. ...Read more

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In regards to dental work post; front cap, topical novicaine & cement only. Resulted in fat lip and blistering - took clindamycin. Allergy? Treatment?

Topical allergy: I have seen this reactions most often from the topical anesthetic and to a lesser extent from certain cements.
Get evaluated by a specialist- allergist. ...Read more

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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

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My son was prescribed 300mg of clindamycin 3/day. He weighs 29.4 kg, is that the right amount?

My son was prescribed 300mg of clindamycin 3/day. He weighs 29.4 kg, is that the right amount?

Depends: The dosage range is 10-30 mg/kg/d which places this at the high end of recommended dosing. If the infection is a deep or severe one it might be the best choise, With a lesser infection I might go with half that dose. ...Read more

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What is clindamycin?

What is clindamycin?

Antibiotic: Clindamycin is an antibiotic that comes in topical and oral forms and is used to treat a variety of infections. ...Read more

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How long does clindamycin stay in system?

Not long: Clindamycin has a relatively short half life and has to be dosed multiple times daily. But its most worrisome potential adverse effect, c. Difficile colitis, can persist long after the Clindamycin is gone. Take probiotics (at least yogurt) while on this med and if you develop signififcant diarrhea or cramps, get checked out. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: clindamycin?

Antibiotic: 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 on stopping protein synthesis ...Read more

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Clindamycin alternova 300 mg is use for what?

Infection: Clindamycin alternova is a derivative of Clindamycin and available in some foreign countries such as sweeden and is used to treat various bacterial infections. ...Read more

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Will clindamycin topical will remove blemishes?

Yes & no: Topical Clindamycin is used for Acne. Most of the time it will help Acne, if that is what you meant by Blemish. But it does not take away the dark spots. ...Read more

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What is clindamycin 300 mg every 6 hours used for?

Antibiotic: This is an antibiotic used to treat a number of infections. Can you be more specific? ...Read more

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How long does novo-clindamycin take to take effect?

24 hours, partial: Normally after the first day I expect dental patients to be feeling close to 50% better. ...Read more

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How long does clindamycin stay in the human system?

Clindamycin: The half-life of a drug is the time it takes for half of the drug in the body to be eliminated. After 5 half lives, the drug is considered gone from the body. The half life of Clindamycin is about 2.5 hours so normally it should take 12.5 hours after the last dose for all of the drug to be out of the body. ...Read more

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I feel awful since I started using clindamycin - what's going on?

Please: Tell your prescribing provider the specific side effects that you are experiencing. ...Read more

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Is oral clindamycin stronger than topical clindamycin? If so how?

Acne or anaerobic?: Topical clindamycin decrease inflammatory acne lesions better than oral tetracycline. However, to treat anaerobic infections or certain serious bacterial infections, parenteral or oral is recommended. ...Read more

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I have some expired clindamycin, is there a base I can use to mix and apply topically?

Wrong: I believed thatvusing a expired med is wrong for simple fact that active medication is possible gone and may become harmful and overall I would not try to mix a oral med for topical purpose unless you know a lot of chemestry and pharmacy! You are flipping a coin odds are unkwown. ...Read more

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I have some clindamycin I want to use topically, does any one know that base I can use to make it topical?

I have some clindamycin I want to use topically, does any one know that base I can use to make it topical?

Leave it to pro's: The pharmacist knows how to compound Clindamycin into an ointment, cream, lotion, or gel. However, pharmacists are trained professionals (they have doctorate degrees), so it is unlikely that they would want untrained folks to be making their own compounds. Among the reasons why are: one can get the dosing wrong, one can "mix" the compound wrong, one can be using the wrong base material, etc.... ...Read more

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If taking clindamycin 900 mg. A day (300 mg. Ev. 8 hours) for 2 weeks- how long to get out of system once finished?

Should not be more: Than 48 hours before all the Clindamycin activity in your body has dissipated/metabolized completely. I do not think it even takes that long in healthy young individuals, but in older populations it can hang around longer, depending on the renal clearance (kidney function). Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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I was on 3 days if treament of clindamycin which went good but now I'm on the pills is it supposed to make feel weird I don't feel right : (I'm scared?

It's strong medicine: Make sure you take your probiotics and you will probably feel better. It does wipe out your gut flora and kill the good ones. So supplement and replenish your Troops. Otherwise, candida and other yeast or bad bacteria may overgrow. ...Read more

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How effective is clindamycin HCl 300mg for uti?

UTI: This is an unusual choice of antibiotic for UTI in women unless the organism is a sensitive staph species. Discuss this with the doctor who ordered it. ...Read more

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