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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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What is the dosage for a uti when being prescribed 300mg capsule of clindamycin hcl?

2-3 x/day: 2 if not bad, 3 if bad with back pain, could then be in the kidneys, usually bactrim ds or cipro covers e. coli bacteria the most common type and less expensive and less risk of side effects incl. c. diff. infection ...Read more

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If a pill has a differnt manufacture but is the same dosage and all can I still have an allergic reaction? It's clindamycin. I'm not allergic to it.

If a pill has a differnt manufacture but is the same dosage and all can I still have an allergic reaction? It's clindamycin. I'm not allergic to it.

Unlikely: Many medications are available in generic form from various manufacturers. Clindamycin is clindamycin, whomever makes it. Now, don't be taking someone elses medications. Any questions at all about your meds should be directed to the prescribing physician. Good luck. ...Read more

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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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Why is the IV clindamycin dose more than the oral dose?

Doctor's discretion: An antibiotic medication can be dosed a certain way depending on what the doctor is trying to accomplish. For severe infections, a higher dose is often used. And, incidentally, IV forms are often considered 'stronger' than oral forms since the medicine goes right into the blood stream, rather than having to be digested first. It's always good to ask questions- and I'd ask that doc about the dose. ...Read more

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Why is the IV clindamycin dose more than the oral dose?

Why is the  IV clindamycin dose more than the  oral dose?

Dose based treatment: Iv clindamysin is usually given for severe, often life threatening infections, whereas oral clinda is given for more commonplace infections. Worse infections are typically treated with higher doses of antibiotics. ...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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