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

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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Would clindamycin phospahte gel USP 1% help my allergy rash?

Would clindamycin phospahte gel USP 1% help my allergy rash?

Unlikely: Clindamycin gel is an antibiotic used to treat superficial infections such as can be found with acne. It will not help rashes caused by allergies (unless there is a secondary infection). ...Read more

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Tested a few drops of liquid clindamycin on skin after last use (1 yr ago) I was itchy. Get itchy/redness often with ABs. Told DDS & said to try anyway. Also Penicillin allergy. Skin on arm got red after it dried on it. Can I take it or is it allergy?

Tested a few drops of liquid clindamycin on skin after last use (1 yr ago) I was itchy. Get itchy/redness often with ABs. Told DDS & said to try anyway. Also Penicillin allergy. Skin on arm got red after it dried on it. Can I take it or is it allergy?

Get tested: You may have allergy to some antibiotics. You do not want to take any medication that, for you, can produce allergic consequences. Would be best to discuss this, and be tested, with an Allergist. ...Read more

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Diabetes. Pen allergy. Cycle of clindamycin post oral surgery. "Probably infected in spots." Prescribed another Clin cycle combo w/ metronidazole. OK?

Diabetes. Pen allergy. Cycle of clindamycin post oral surgery. "Probably infected in spots." Prescribed another Clin cycle combo w/ metronidazole. OK?

Yes: Sometimes it takes more than one round of antibiotics to clear up an infection and this combination usually works well. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have somany pimples, blackheads, pigmentation, pores, also sun allergy, sunburns occurs in my skin. Is clear gel with clindamycine composition safe for me?

I have somany pimples, blackheads, pigmentation, pores, also sun allergy, sunburns occurs in my skin. Is clear gel with clindamycine composition safe for me?

Call derm Dr. Or PCP: Whoever put you on the clindamycin gel is probably the same person who needs to know that you want to continue using it for your acne. This should be easy to do, just call them. ...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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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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How can I tell if I'm allergic to clindamycin?

Several ways: The preferred manner of testing depends on the history and the type of reaction. Skin testing can be performed, but there are no validated commercial extracts for clindamycin. If necessary, an oral challenge can be done. ...Read more

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How does clindamycin affect your energy levels?

Usually not at all: This is not normally a side effect of clindamycin. However, any infection can cause low energy -- so I would guess that whatever infection you are being treated for is more likely the cause than the antibiotic. Discuss with the doctor treating you. ...Read more

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Clindamycin and septocaine. Are these drugs safe?

Clindamycin and septocaine. Are these drugs safe?

Indication: Both have list of possible side effects and complications. Seek physician guidance. ...Read more

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Is there a non-presciption equivalent to clindamycin that can be purchased OTC??

No: Assuming you live in the US the answer is no. Clindamycin is an antibiotic and no antibiotics are available over the counter. Its very pricey at some pharmacies, but shop around at places like costco (I have no stock in costco) who offer cheap rxs WITHOUT membership. ...Read more

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Can u take clindamycin for uti?

Can u take clindamycin for uti?

UTI: Choice of antibiotic will depend upon the organism being treated, but Clindamycin would be an unusual selection for routine uti, particularly if treating empirically. ...Read more

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Can I take clindamycin for a uti?

UTI: You can take clindamycin, but it will only be effective against gram-positive bacteria, an usual cause of uti, unless staph species. Discuss this with the doctor ordering it. ...Read more

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Can you take clindamycin for a uti?

Not usually: Clindamycin is not generally used for utis because it is not active against the bacteria that usually cause these infections. It also does not achieve high levels in the urine. A different antibiotic would almost always be better. ...Read more

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Is there sulfa drug in clindamycin?

Is there sulfa drug in clindamycin?

Different antibiotic: The sulfa antibiotics and Clindamycin are different classes of antibiotic and should not cross react in regard to drug allergies. ...Read more

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Can I take fluconazole if im taking clindamycin?

Yes, you can: There is no any drug interaction.
However, I suggest to follow the instructions from the prescribing physician. ...Read more

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What dose of is clindamycin is effective for strep?

What dose of is clindamycin is effective for strep?

See below: I assume you are talking about a strep. Throat. This is usually treated with Penicillin VK or amoxicillin. Oral cephalosporins are the next choice. Clindamycin can be used in a dose of 150-300 mgs. 3-4 times a day but it has a higher side effect rate including diarrhea and antibiotic induced c.Difficile colitis. ...Read more

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Allergies (Definition)

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Clindamycin Allergy (Definition)

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