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Doctor insights on: Clindamycin And Heartburn

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Can clindamycin cause heartburn and, if so, is this a serious side effect?

Can clindamycin cause heartburn and, if so, is this a serious side effect?

All antibiotics: All antibiotics can cause heartburn, some more that others, specially if it was taking on empty stomach.
It is not a serious side effect, not enough to stop the medicine.
Check with your physician ...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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Had 7 d amoxicillin before my rct on infected tooth. Post rct, clindamycin causing bad heartburn. Is clinda stronger for infection. Can I go to amox?

Had 7 d amoxicillin before my rct on infected tooth. Post rct, clindamycin causing bad heartburn. Is clinda stronger for infection. Can I go to amox?

Talk to Dentist: Taking probiotics or eating yogurt with active cultures about 2 hours after taking each antibiotic may help to re-populate your digestive tract with "good" bacteria and reduce heartburn or other stomach distress, etc.

But talk to your dentist for their exact recommendation, considering your problem. ...Read more

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After taking 8th dose of Clindamycin I got immediate heartburn in my throat and esophagus. Still, bad a day later. Should I stop? Is this common?

After taking 8th dose of Clindamycin I got immediate heartburn in my throat and esophagus. Still, bad a day later. Should I stop? Is this common?

Pill irritation: This sounds like you had one of the capsules stick in your lower esophagus. This occurs if you do not drink enough liquid when you take the pill. The pill does go on, but leaves an area of inflammation. If it does not improve of you have any bleeding, contact your doctor. ...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 am taking clindamycin 300 mg 3 times daily. I have severe heartburn. Should I continue taking this medication?

I am taking clindamycin 300 mg 3 times daily. I have severe heartburn. Should I continue taking this medication?

Med effects: You should contact the doctor or dentist who gave you the medication. This could be a side effect of the medicine and they may be able to give you advice or change the prescription to something else. ...Read more

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Clindamycin for 10 days, now have major heartburn or some kind of indigestion. It's been 2 days! Will this end or did I do some sort of damage? Help!

Clindamycin for 10 days, now have major heartburn or some kind of indigestion. It's been 2 days! Will this end or did I do some sort of damage? Help!

Should end: This should get better. Try to avoid spicy foods, coffee, alcohol and you can try some Nexium (esomeprazole) och Pepcid AC for a few weeks to help relieve the symptoms. ...Read more

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I took clindamycin for a week after wisdom teeth removal 2 weeks ago. Now I keep getting heartburn. Can the medicine be related to the heartburn?

Possibly: Clindamycin is a very effective antibiotic at killing healthy gut bacteria. Try adding probiotics or yogurt to your diet and if that doesn't help you may want to talk with your doctor about it. ...Read more

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I'm on clindamycin 300mgx3 daily. I have mild heartburn and loose (but not diarrea), *dark* green (non-smelly) stools. Is this ok/norm? No cramps.

I'm on clindamycin 300mgx3 daily. I have mild heartburn and loose (but not diarrea), *dark* green (non-smelly) stools. Is this ok/norm? No cramps.

OK for now: If you develop abdominal pain or fever along with your stool changes, I would talk with your doctor. Taking Clindamycin can increase your risk of developing an intestinal infection caused by c. Difficile. ...Read more

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I'm on clindamycin 300 mg 3x daily and I woke up with bad heartburn. I've never had heartburn before. Can I take a couple Tums (calcium carbonate)?

I'm on clindamycin 300 mg 3x daily and I woke up with bad heartburn. I've never had heartburn before. Can I take a couple Tums (calcium carbonate)?

Common reaction: Sorry you are experiencing heartburn. You could try a couple of tums. I checked no interactions between Clindamycin and Tums. However, you might want to space the timing so that the calcium carbonate does not block the antibiotic. Ask pharmacist. ...Read more

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If you hypertension and mild heartburn, which antibiotics best to use for healing tooth root infection after root canal. Clindamycin or amoxicillin?

If you hypertension and mild heartburn, which antibiotics best to use for healing tooth root infection after root canal. Clindamycin or amoxicillin?

Either: Both can cause stomach distress, and each has indications and contraindications. Clindamycin is a great root canal antibiotic but has more stomach aftereffects than Amoxicillin and is used for those patient allergic to amoxicillin. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between heartburn and gerd?

Is there a difference between heartburn and gerd?

Yes: Heartburn is a common symptom of gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd). Not all heartburn is gerd(95%+ is) and not everyone with gerd has heartburn. ...Read more

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What is the difference between heartburn and gerd?

Really the same: Some doctors may call more regular episodes of heartburn gerd i.e. Daily as opposed to episodic heartburn that you get from eating too much pizza. ...Read more

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What else causes frequent severe heartburn besides gerd?

What else causes frequent severe heartburn besides gerd?

Studies have shown: That the differential diagnosis of heartburn symptoms is quite broad, but according to Dr. Harmon and others in Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology, there are five major causes:
Medications, functional dyspepsia, GERD, peptic ulcer disease, and cancer.
GERD may have no symptoms of heartburn whatsoever. Here is a review to read: http://tinyurl.com/nqnv9qr ...Read more

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I am experiencing heartburn (gerd) (worsened by: lying flat).

I am experiencing heartburn (gerd) (worsened by: lying flat).

Heartburn: Approaches to heartburn include: elevating the head of the bed, not wearing tight clothes that cinch the abdomen, avoiding meals late at night, waiting at least 3 hours after a meal to lie down, not allowing body weight to be excessive, not smoking, acupuncture, hypnosis, ginger tea, relaxation and medications such as antacids, Proton pump inhibitors or H-2- receptor antagonists. ...Read more

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What is clinically different between frequent heartburn and GERD?

GERD symptoms: Heartburn is a symptom, GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) is a diagnosis. Heartburn is the most frequent symptom of GERD. Best to discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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What to do if I have been diagnosed with gerd.why don't I get heartburn?

What to do if I have been diagnosed with gerd.why don't I get heartburn?

GERD.: Not all reflux hurts. A more acidic refluxate would hurt, but a refluxate with less of an acidic component wouldn't hurt. The problem is that non-acidic reflux can still damage the esophagus and must therefore be identified. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed GERD & I get heartburns almost once a week. I usually take a Pantoprezole tablet then — is it safe to take it so often?

Talk to doc but: First you need to take the Pantoprazole 30-60 mins before your first meal of the day. There is also concern that chronic use of this type of drug increases the risk in getting pneumonia and possibly traveler's diarrhea.
If taken only when heartburn starts, then a Histamine 2 reverse agonist (Pepcid, Zantac) may be more appropriate. ...Read more

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Is it common or possible to have GERD WITHOUT the symptoms of heartburn or regurgitation?

Is it common or possible to have GERD WITHOUT the symptoms of heartburn or regurgitation?

GERD: Gerd is always associated with symptoms!. If you don't have symptoms you don't have Gerd.
What makes you think something is wrong? ...Read more

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Could you recommend an OTC heartburn/ GERD medicine that can help with my breathing issues?

Could you recommend an OTC heartburn/ GERD medicine that can help with my breathing issues?

GERD FLARES ASTHMA: GERD symptoms Flare asthma/You need a full exam and blood work. Especial screen for H pylori. Also, stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/hpylori. Empiric trial of Zantac vs nexium (esomeprazole), if symptoms persist baseline EGD. While you are getting these items checked out you should ditch to a gluten free high fiber diet. Ie gutbliss.com and Wholeapproach.com. Also, asthma EVAL and monitor PEF ...Read more

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Can GERD be felt in your back? I have heartburn in my back, with belching. Standing up relieves it, as well

Can GERD be felt in your back? I have heartburn in my back, with belching. Standing up relieves it, as well

Yes possibly: However, you really should consider changing your lifestyle. Eat healthy and drink your water and exercise ...Read more

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I have pain in my chest for a couple weeks now. A little heartburn. Feels like something in ches. I was on the GERD meds for over 20 years. No insuranc?

I have pain in my chest for a couple weeks now. A little heartburn. Feels like something in ches. I was on the GERD meds for over 20 years. No insuranc?

Omeprazole: I'd suggest you try Omeprazole otc (generic and cheaper than copay in many instances) for 7 days. If the pain resolves it is almost certainly gerd. If less than 75% improvement you should see your primary care provider and discuss. ...Read more

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What preventative treatments are there for GERD and heartburn?

What preventative treatments are there for GERD and heartburn?

Prevent/Control GERD: Avoid foods & behavior that delay stomach emptying &/or relax the lower esophageal sphincter--spicy, greasy food, mints, alcohol, tobacco, chocolate, tomato-based products, caffeinated & fizzy drinks, eating before bedtime. Lose weight. Elevate head of bed on blocks. Use otc acid blockers for relief (h2's: tagamet, zantac, (ranitidine) pepcid; ppi's: prilosec, prevacid, zegerid). See a GI doctor if persistent. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for silent gerd, no heartburn whatsoever?

What is the best treatment for silent gerd, no heartburn whatsoever?

The same as GERD: The treatment is the same for both gerd and silent gerd. Low acidic foods and/or medications such as h2 blockers or proton pump inhibitors can relieve symptoms, if you have them. Speak with your doctor about which plan is most appropriate for you. ...Read more

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Heartburn (Definition)

A painful burning sensation in the esophagus, just below or behind the breastbone. The pain often rises in your chest and may radiate to ...Read more


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Indigestion (Definition)

Indigestion = Difficulty ...Read more