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What is clindamycin?

What is clindamycin?

Antibiotic: Clindamycin is an antibiotic that comes in topical and oral forms and is used to treat a variety of infections. ...Read more

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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How long does clindamycin stay in system?

How long does clindamycin stay in system?

Not long: Clindamycin has a relatively short half life and has to be dosed multiple times daily. But its most worrisome potential adverse effect, c. Difficile colitis, can persist long after the Clindamycin is gone. Take probiotics (at least yogurt) while on this med and if you develop signififcant diarrhea or cramps, get checked out. ...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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Clindamycin alternova 300 mg is use for what?

Clindamycin alternova 300 mg is use for what?

Infection: Clindamycin alternova is a derivative of Clindamycin and available in some foreign countries such as sweeden and is used to treat various bacterial infections. ...Read more

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Will clindamycin topical will remove blemishes ?

Yes & no: Topical Clindamycin is used for Acne. Most of the time it will help Acne , if that is what you meant by Blemish. But it does not take away the dark spots. ...Read more

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What is clindamycin 300 mg every 6 hours used for?

Antibiotic: This is an antibiotic used to treat a number of infections. Can you be more specific? ...Read more

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How long does novo-clindamycin take to take effect?

24 hours, partial: Normally after the first day i expect dental patients to be feeling close to 50% better. ...Read more

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How long does clindamycin stay in the human system?

Clindamycin: The half-life of a drug is the time it takes for half of the drug in the body to be eliminated. After 5 half lives, the drug is considered gone from the body. The half life of Clindamycin is about 2.5 hours so normally it should take 12.5 hours after the last dose for all of the drug to be out of the body. ...Read more

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I feel awful since I started using clindamycin - what's going on?

I feel awful since I started using clindamycin - what's going on?

Please: tell your prescribing provider the specific side effects that you are experiencing. ...Read more

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