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Who uses cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) (clindamycin) vaginal ovules?

Who uses cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) (clindamycin) vaginal ovules?

Bacterial vaginosis: Women with bacterial vaginitis may use these for several days to alleviate this illness. ...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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Which topical antibiotic is better for acne erythromycin or clindamycin ?

Which topical antibiotic is better for acne erythromycin or clindamycin ?

Both can be: effective. Each person has a different response to topical acne treatments. If one is tried and doesn't work well after a good trial period of time, it could be switched to the other. ...Read more

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Antibiotic Flagyl and alcohol?

Not a good idea: Drinking while taking Flagyl can cause an "antabuse (disulfuram)-like reaction, " which can make you very sick. It won't kill you, but you won't be happy. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) instead of erythromycin for lung bacteria?

Is it safe to take cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) instead of erythromycin for lung bacteria?

Complicated: Yes, Clindamycin can be taken if there is a bacterial infection of the lung with organisms which are sensitive to it. Each and every antibiotic has its potential complications and toxicities and there may be a higher frequency of clostridium difficile colitis associated with Clindamycin than with erythomycin. ...Read more

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Clindamycin phosphate and benzoyl peroxide gel use for?

Clindamycin phosphate and benzoyl peroxide gel use for?

Acne: BPO is an old antibiotic that acne bacteria seem to have no resistance to. It may dry the skin but has a long track record ( think Clearasil) Clindamycin is an antibiotic that helps kill P acne bacteria, it dosent get everywhere so by applying it directly to t e acne you can deliver the drug to the area of need. ...Read more

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Antibiotic bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is used for abcess in the tooth?

Antibiotic bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is used for abcess in the tooth?

Very Rarely. : Usually this is not the antibiotic of preference for a tooth abscess. Nevertheless, your doctor may prescribe another type of antibiotic as he/she considers appropriate given the individual situation of the case including medical history, etc. ...Read more

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Is bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) antibiotic effective in treating a tooth infection?

Is bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) antibiotic effective in treating a tooth infection?

Not a normal med: Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) can be effective, but it is far down on the list of first choices for a dental infection. There are other antibiotics much more suited to dental bacteria. Your dentist should be able to check your medical history and get you a medication that will work better. Please get treatment as well, antibiotics are short term solutions and cannot reach bacteria inside a tooth. ...Read more

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Can benzoyl peroxide wash and clindamycin phosphate foam be mixed?

Can be used together: Benzoyl peroxide wash is meant to be washed off. Clindamycin foam is meant to be left on. It is acceptable to use the benzoyl peroxide was in the shower, then apply the Clindamycin foam after the shower to help control acne. ...Read more

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Will metronidazole antibiotics clear acne?

Will metronidazole antibiotics clear acne?

Not ideal: Metronidazole orally is not an ideal or preferred treatment for acne. It may offer some benefit for inflammatory papules but there are better choices. See your dermatologist to design the best plan for your acne and skin type. ...Read more

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Does cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) work on pimples?

Does cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) work on pimples?

Yes. : Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) topically and systemically (through the blood stream) helps acne. Your doctor can fill in the details, but this is a good choice for acne, particularly in combination with benzoyl peroxide topically. ...Read more

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How to use adapalene and clindamycin phosphate gel for acne?

How to use adapalene and clindamycin phosphate gel for acne?

Adapalene: Apply a small amount at bedtime to entire area of acne. Not eyelids or lips OK to skip some nights if irritation. Do you have .1%? .3%? With prolonged use it is better tolerated and more effective. Clindamycin may be a waste of money. Benzoyl peroxide OTC is cheaper and more effective. Use a tiny amount in AM. OK to use moisturizer if dry skin. Keep off colored fabrics: will bleach colors.. ...Read more

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Does clindamycin phosphate topical solution work well on acne?

Does clindamycin phosphate topical solution  work well  on acne?

Topical Treatment: Topical antibiotics may be effective for comedonal and inflammatory acne. If your condition is more severe and extensive with cysts, a brief course of systemic antbiotics would help. Adding a retinoid would add to clinical efficacy. It is important to note that long term use of antibiotics may result in microbial resistance. ...Read more

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Is clindamycin a cephalosporin antibiotic?

Not A CEPHALOSPORIN: Clindamycine is not a Cephalosporin It is an antibiotic of Lincosamide class which blocks the ribosome of the micro organism ...Read more

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Is cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) used to treat persistent uti?

Is cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) used to treat persistent uti?

Possibly: The choice of antibiotics in persisting cases should be guided by laboratory tests which will show which antibiotics are likely to be successful. While Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) is not a commonly used antibiotic for utis, it is certainly possible that in a given situation it becomes the best choice. ...Read more

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Will Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) treat bacterial vaginosis?

Will Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) treat bacterial vaginosis?

BV: The CDC ( Centers for Disease Control) recommended treatments for bacterial vaginosis (BV) are metronidazole or clindamycin or tinidazole. Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is not a recommended treatment for BV. ...Read more

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