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Clindamycin And Heartburn
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
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
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
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
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!
Taking clindamycin for skin infection (alergic to sulfa and tetracycine), gives me terrible heartburn within minutes of taking it. What can I do?
Full stomache: Try taking it on a full stonache. You can take antacids. They won't interfere with clindamycin's absorption. ...Read more
Is it safe to take Zantac (ranitidine) or pepto bismol to help with heartburn caused by taking clindamycin? I have no other side effects at the moment.
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?
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 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)?
If you hypertension and mild heartburn, which antibiotics best to use for healing tooth root infection after root canal. Clindamycin or amoxicillin?
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
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
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
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
I have GERD. I am taking 20 mg pariet daily, but I still get heartburn. Is it ok to take 40 mg daily?
Can GERD be felt in your back? I have heartburn in my back, with belching. Standing up relieves it, as well
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?
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