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Doctor insights on: Clindamycin Phosphate Antibiotic And Antimicrobial

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Can the antibiotic cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) cure a bladder or kidney infection?

Can the antibiotic cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) cure a bladder or kidney infection?

Possible, not ideal: while clindamycin is a very potent antibiotic, it is usually more effective against gram-positive organisms that are not typically involved in bladder and urinary tract infections. ideally you should have a urine culture which identifies the organism and the cheapest and most effective anabiotic that can be used to treat it ...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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After IV antibiotics yesterday, tooth abscess swelling gotten worse. Should I go back to the ER? I'm taking cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) hcl 300mg 3x daily for 7 days.

After IV antibiotics yesterday, tooth abscess swelling gotten worse. Should I go back to the ER? I'm taking cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) hcl 300mg 3x daily for 7 days.

Dental Abscess: The abscess my need to be drained, either through the gingiva or the tooth. Have you consulted with a dentist or oral surgeon? Antibiotics alone may not be enough to control the infection, and certainly won't fix that rotten tooth. ...Read more

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What is the best antibiotic for cellulitus? I'm allergic to sulfur and pcn. Spider bit me. Led to staph/cellu.Er dr gave me cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) seems to be good

What is the best antibiotic for cellulitus? I'm allergic to sulfur and pcn. Spider bit me.  Led to staph/cellu.Er dr gave me cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) seems to be good

MRSA: Unless you actually saw the spider bite you this is most likely to be an MRSA boil. If the organism is sensitive, Clindamycin is an excellent choice of treatment. If you are getting better continue this for 10 to 14 days. If it recurs you may need to attempt to change nasal carriage and skin colonization. Good luck and get better. ...Read more

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Does the anti-biotic cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) help prevent an infection like anthrax virus or the flu?

Does the anti-biotic cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) help prevent an infection like anthrax virus or the flu?

No: The flu is caused by a virus. Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) is an antibiotic, so it can't be used to treat or prevent a viral infection. Anthrax is not caused by a virus; it's caused by a bacteria. But why would you want to prevent something as rare as anthrax? ...Read more

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Is it possible that adapalene + clindamycin phosphate gel deriva c be used only in mornings?

Is it possible that adapalene + clindamycin phosphate gel deriva c be used only in mornings?

Less effective: The produce when used at night has better absorption and less interaction with sunlight. ...Read more

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How can you tell if clindamycin phosphate expired?

Look on bottle.: All medicines have an expiration date stamped somewhere on the container. ...Read more

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What are the risks of taking cleocin (clindamycin phosphate)?

Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate): See: http://www.drugs.com/sfx/cleocin-side-effects.html

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Clindamycin phosphate topical gel; side effects?

Clindamycin phosphate topical gel; side effects?

Acne treatment: Can produce redness, itchiness, dryness and peeling of skin. Small amounts may be absorbed through the skin raising the possible overgrowth and secondary colitis by clostridium difficile. Allergic reactions, as with any drug may also occur. ...Read more

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Does clindamycin phosphate lotion cause breakouts?

No.: If you mean "breakout" as pimples/acne, no. But the lotion sometimes can cause its own irritation/reaction which looks like a "breakout". ...Read more

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Where can you buy cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) 2% vaginal cream ?

Requires script: Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) is a medical cream containing the antibiotic clindamycin. It requires a physician's perscription. Any pharmacy should be able to fill it, including online pharmacies. ...Read more

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When should I stop taking clindamycin phosphate topical lotion and minocycline?

Acne: You need to discuss termination of therapy with your doctor. Normally it takes several months for the treatment to adequately control acne. Then a person may need to be on it for a number of years until they grow out of acne. Then the medication can be tapered and discontinued. If you stop it too soon after a month or two the acne will return. ...Read more

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My Adapalene gel and Clindamycin Phosphate gel both expired January 2014 , can I still use them?

Acne: Not that it would cause harm, but it might lose its effectiveness. You should get a new one. ...Read more

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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more


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Phosphate (Definition)

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