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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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Please describe the medication: clindamycin?

Antibiotic: 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 on stopping protein synthesis ...Read more

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Can u take clindamycin for uti?

Can u take clindamycin for uti?

UTI: Choice of antibiotic will depend upon the organism being treated, but Clindamycin would be an unusual selection for routine uti, particularly if treating empirically. ...Read more

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Can i take clindamycin for a uti?

Can i take clindamycin for a uti?

UTI: You can take clindamycin, but it will only be effective against gram-positive bacteria, an usual cause of uti, unless staph species. Discuss this with the doctor ordering it. ...Read more

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Can you take clindamycin for a uti?

Can you take clindamycin for a uti?

Yes !: Urinary tract infections are caused by bacteria sensitive to various antibiotics. E coli, an frequent offender, is most often sensitive to cephalosporins and sulfa drugs. ...Read more

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Is there sulfa drug in clindamycin?

Is there sulfa drug  in clindamycin?

Different antibiotic: The sulfa antibiotics and Clindamycin are different classes of antibiotic and should not cross react in regard to drug allergies. ...Read more

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Can Clindamycin HCL help with my Gout?

Can Clindamycin HCL help with my Gout?

No: Clindamycin is an antibiotic and will only work for bacterial infections. Gout is a form of arthritis caused by high levels of uric acid in the blood. Some of the first-line agents for gout are allopurinol and febuxostat. ...Read more

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Can I use clindamycin to treat shingles?

Can I use clindamycin to treat shingles?

Sorry it won't work: If you really have shingles, what you need is an antiviral medicine, not an antibiotic. Sometimes the shingles become infected since they are damaging the top layer of skin-so in that case an antibiotic might help, although I usually like something 'local' such as bacitracin ointment. You should call your doctor for an antiviral medicine-acyclovir, valacyclovir or famciclovir. Hope you feel better ...Read more

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Can i take amoxicillin or clindamycin together?

Can i take amoxicillin or clindamycin together?

Yes: You can take Amoxicillin and Clindamycin at the same time if indicated by the type of infection and the infecting bacteria species. ...Read more

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Can i take fluconazole if im taking clindamycin?

Yes, you can: There is no any drug interaction. However, i suggest to follow the instructions from the prescribing physician. ...Read more

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Why does clindamycin give me such bad of diarrhea?

Why does clindamycin give me such bad of diarrhea?

Common: There is commonly an entity called antibiotic-induced diarrhea that occurs and is benign. However, there is also a more serious condition call c. Diff colitis that can occur with certain antibiotics (like clindamycin) due to the killing of all of the bacteria in the colon except for that one particular one. ...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

Dr. Joseph Boland
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Difficulty Sleeping (Definition)

Many women complain that they have trouble sleeping when they are pregnant. Try not to eat just before bedtime. Consider taking a warm bath at bedtime to help you relax. As your abdomen gets bigger, you may want to lie on your side with a pillow under your abdomen and a pillow between ...Read more


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Insomnia (Definition)

A sleep disorder in which you cannot fall or stay asleep. It usually accompanies another sleep, medical, or psychiatric disorder, and can lead to memory impairment, mood changes, and increased risk of ...Read more