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Clindamycin Dental Prophylaxis
What's the likelihood of long term antibiotic prophylaxis resulting in pulmonary fibrosis with Nitrofurantoin? Mom's getting sequentially recurrentuti
Pulmonary fibrosis : Pulmonary fibrosis due to nitrofurantoin is rare, about less than 1% reported in literature, but risk increases with age of patient and other medical condition. Symptoms may start to develop after 6 months of treatment. Usually fatigue, dry cough and shortness of breath without fever. Stop the nitrofurantoin if these symptoms develop and see a physician immediately ...Read more
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
Is clindamycin for couple days after no infection 1wisdom tooth pull sufficient prophylaxis. don't want to kill too much gut bacteria.allergic peniciln?
Antibiotics: You really shouldn't needlessly take antibiotics. If you're not infected, you don't need to take them. ...Read more
Is amoxil (amoxicillin) 2g prophylaxis enough in a 270 pound 5ft 11 in adult male for dental procedure?
Yup: One hour before appointment.Get a more detailed answer ›
Some do...: Some people do. Patients with artificial heart valves, previous history of infective endocarditis, joint replacements in the last 5 years do require it (there are other conditions, these are the most common). Patients with mitral valve prolapse, heart murmurs, stents, and pacemakers do not need prophylaxis. If there is a specific condition you are asking about, let me know. ...Read more
I had bilateral total hip replacements 26 months ago. Is antibiotic prophylaxis still recommended prior to routine dental cleanings?
My dentist says I should have dental prophylaxis every 6 months. Is it convenient to do this so often? Would'nt it damage gums and dental enamel?
Is it true that antibiotic prophylaxis is needed for dental procedures for people with prior rheumatic heart disease?
Rheumatic Heart: This changes every few years- definitely check with your cardiologist to see what they recommend currently. ...Read more
What are the precautions for dental cleanings-prophylaxis without deep subgingival scaling of children with sickle cell anemia?
No extra precautions: Routine dental cleanings (prophylaxis) for children with sickle cell anemia are not different from dental prophylaxis for normal children. Because children are not sedated, the risk of decreased oxygenation is not there. For "operative" dental procedures such as tooth extractions and root canals, prophylactic antibiotics can be considered. ...Read more
Procedure & reason?: I can't answer your question without knowing your medical and dental history, the procedure that requires antibiotics, and the reason why antibiotics would be required or suggested in the first place. Every situation is different and therefore so is the protocol or individual preferences of the treating doctor. This would be a decision that your doctor should make. Risks vs benefits? ...Read more
Was taking clarithromycin for dental infection but started throwing them up I'm now on clindamycin but throwing them up now too what should I do?
Tell rx'ing Dr.: Let the dr. Know you are also vomiting with the clinda, as it would be recommended to change class of antibiotics. Best wishes. ...Read more
Can fatigue be a side effect of antibiotics? Was Rxed Clindamycin 150mg qid for dental issue. Have felt tired since starting it.
Infection: It's the infection, not the antibiotics.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is a dental tooth extraction considered surgery? One dentist recommends clindamycin before and after for 5 days. Others do not. Confusing!
Yes: A dentist would normally prescribe antibiotics for various reasons including an existing infection and a susceptibility to infection for various medical reasons. If an infection is already present, you should start antibiotic coverage immediately. Every dentist has their own protocol regarding antibiotic coverage. If you trust the dentist, trust his advice. If not, find a dentist that you do trust. ...Read more
Can jaw swelling on left side be caused by any other dental/jaw issue other than abscess? I have slightly swollen left face but no pain.on clindamycin
Yes,: It can have other causes. Best to consult with your dentist and follow his/her recommendations. ...Read more
Clindamycin vs. Amoxicillin. Which one is better for dental infection especially if you had used amox in the past. Concern is antibiotic resistance.?
Can a dental bone graft get rejected or infected, if put on top an extraction, pain after 11 days, on clindamycin day 5 but not going away.
Yes: Consult with your oral surgeon. There is no guarantee a bone graft will take even if no infection is present. I would be concerned as to why you have pain 11 days later and feel the mouth should get an exam. ...Read more
Finished dental Rx for clindamycin 10 days ago. Have had gas, upset tum, etc. off/on since. The Best ways to get tummy/digestive system back on track?
I was already treated for dental abscess by extraction. And prescribed Clindamycin. There is yellow stuff at the site and my lymph node in jaw is still swollen. 2 days since extraction. Everything okay?
Surgery: You had surgery and antibiotic coverage to treat a severe infection. Will take time to heal. It would be appropriate to bring your concerns to your treating General Dentist or specialist Oral Surgeon. That is the person responsible for your post-surgical care. Please call him/her now. ...Read more
What is meant by "professional prophylaxis " to treat tooth discoloration. My teeth are cleaned every 6 months but brown stain remains.?
AHA Guidelines: The aha (american heart association) has the latest guidelines for antibiotic prophylaxis to help prevent subacute bacterial endocarditis. The indications for premedication underwent revision and changed several years ago, and most dentists and surgeons follow the aha guidelines. ...Read more
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 noticed that I am getting a smell of antibiotics under my arms and it is bothering me. I am taking Clindamycin for my teeth. Is this normal?
My wisdom teeth were removed last thurs. I drank vicodyn & clindamycin& ibruprofen800 and zantax. I now have bloating, nausea at night, and gases. Help?
Side effects: If you're over a week out from the procedure, hopefully pain has subsided so that you won't need the vicodin or Ibuprofen much longer (if at all). Both these & Clindamycin can cause stomach upset. Vicodin can also slow your GI system down, resulting in constipation plus the symptoms you're having. Probiotics may help! Please discuss these & any ongoing pain control issues with your doctor. ...Read more
Can you take clindamycin 300mg 3 daily (21) and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) i recently had my wisdom teeth removed but my lips are extremely swollen and nothing helps?
Just had wisdom teeth extracted 10/2 taking clindamycin why can't I breast feed or can I? What are risk factors? I have Breast feed 3x already.
Breast milk: safe ?: Any medication can be transmitted by breast milk, so asking the medical professional to be certain is always best. Most medications do not get into breast milk in significant clinical concentrations to cause problems, but consult an OB/GYN health provider to be certain. ...Read more