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Dr. James Ferguson
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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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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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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

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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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Dr. Kenneth Grossman
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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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Dr. Stephen Southard
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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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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Dr. Robert Kwok
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Does caffeine affect clindamycin HCl 300mg?

Does caffeine affect clindamycin HCl 300mg?

Should be ok: Drinking coffee, tea, or caffeinated sodas, or even eating chocolate, will give a person some caffeine. These typical amounts of caffeine should not affect Clindamycin antibiotics. ...Read more

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Dr. William Lizarraga
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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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