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Doctor insights on: Clindamycin Or Flagyl For Bv

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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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Does the metronidazole antibiotic cure BV and chlamydia?

Does the metronidazole antibiotic cure BV and chlamydia?

Not both: Metronidazole will often cure BV (bacterial vaginosis). It is ineffective against chlamydia. For this you will need a different antibiotic, such as azithromycin, doxycycline, eryhromycin, or uncommonly Levofloxacin and ofloxacin. See your clinician for an appropriate prescription. ...Read more

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Does ciprofloxacin and metronidazole cure bacterial vaginosis?

Does ciprofloxacin and metronidazole cure bacterial vaginosis?

Probably: Bacterial vaginosis is not a single organism but is often multiple organisms. Metronidazole is generally first choice therapy for bv. ...Read more

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Does doxycycline hyclate kill a vaginal yeast infection?

Does doxycycline hyclate kill a vaginal yeast infection?

Just the opposite: Doxycycline has no effect on yeast. In fact, by suppressing normal bacteria, doxy can promote growth of yeasts. If you think you have a yeast infection, for sure don't treat yourself with doxycycline. If you need doxycycline for another reason (chlamydia, for example) and believe you might also have acyeast infection, talk to your doctor about adding anti-yeast treatment. ...Read more

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What is better for UTI - Doxycycline hyclate or Clindamycin?

What is better for UTI - Doxycycline hyclate or Clindamycin?

Your question: Usually doxycycline will have a better spectrum against bowel organisms but clindamycin may be necessary against some bacteria that are only sensitive to clindamycin. ...Read more

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Nurse practitioner prescribed azithromycin and diflucan (fluconazole) for yeast infection. Y this combo?

Nurse practitioner prescribed azithromycin and diflucan (fluconazole) for yeast infection. Y this combo?

Yeast Infection: Generally, Diflucan (fluconazole) is the drug of choice for a yeast infection. The Azithromycin was probably prescribed for another infection you might be fighting - such as bronchitis. With this drug, it is not uncommon to develop a yeast infection because of the bacteriocidal effects on your genitsl flora, so Diflucan (fluconazole) was prescribed to prevent a yeast infection from occurring. ...Read more

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Can I take Azo yeast with cipro (ciprofloxacin) and flagyl?

Can I take Azo yeast with cipro (ciprofloxacin) and flagyl?

Safe but not helpful: It wouldn't hurt to take these things together, but it probably won't help either. Azo Yeast® is a natural product that has no proven benefit either to prevent or treat yeast infections. If you think you may have a yeast infection, check with the clinic or doctor who prescribed the antibiotics. ...Read more

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Can Keflex 500mg or Clindamycin HCL 150mg treat BV infection?

Can Keflex 500mg or Clindamycin HCL 150mg treat BV infection?

BV treatment: Yes clindamycin is one of the 2 medications most commonly used to treat this condition, the other being Flagyl. ...Read more

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Is amoxicillin or azithromycin better at treating a vaginal bacterial infection?

Is  amoxicillin or azithromycin better at treating a vaginal bacterial infection?

Neither: Usually a vaginal infection (bacterial vaginosis - bv) is better treated with an antibiotic with anaerobic coverage (common vaginal bacteria). Flagyl (metronidazole) or Clindamycin in pill or vaginal cream form works better. Azithromycin is more commonly used to treat chlamydia. Amoxicillin is better for streptococcus or gram positive bacteria. I hope that helps. Take care. ...Read more

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What is your opinion on using tindamax (tinidazole) for bacterial vaginosis?

What is your opinion on using tindamax (tinidazole) for bacterial vaginosis?

Old drug: Tinidazole is a relative of metronidazole, used outside the us for decades; it has recently come to light as a treatment for more refractory trichomonas infection. For bacterial vaginosis, however, you would expect the response rates to be the same. I anticipate more research in this area. It is not currently fda approved for bacterial vaginosis. ...Read more

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Do metronidazole and docycline cause yeast infection?

Taking antibiotics: Can kill normal bacteria - allowing for overgrowth of yeast. So the answer is yes - it can lead to overgrowth. ...Read more

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Is a test necessary to use cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) for bacterial vaginitis?

No: It is not necessary but it is advisable since all antibiotics have side effects and you don't want to risk side effects if it may not help because your symptoms are caused by something else. ...Read more

Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
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Bacterial Infection Of The Vagina (Definition)

Overgrowth of bacteria in the lining of the vagina, causing a characteristic fishy odor, ...Read more


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Metronidazole (Definition)

It's an antibiotic used to treat infections such as bacterial vaginosis or a type of ...Read more