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Doctor insights on: Clindamycin Phosphate Medication

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Doctor prescribed Clindamycin Phosphate for acne. Can anyone give me information on how this medication works?

Doctor prescribed Clindamycin Phosphate for acne. Can anyone give me information on how this medication works?

Two ways: It works as an anti inflammatory and as an antibiotic as acne is an inflammatory process and bacterial issue. There are a bacteria associated with acne which is treated by this antibiotic. ...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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Clindamycin phosphate is for what?

Clindamycin phosphate is for what?

Clindamycine for wha: Clindamycine is an antibiotic which is effective against many bacterria and is used alone and in combination with other antibiotics far several infectious conditions. ...Read more

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What are the uses of clindamycin phosphate?

What are the uses of clindamycin phosphate?

Infection.: The topical forms are for acne treatment and folliculitis(hair follicle infection). The oral form is for bacterial infection which would respond to clindamycin. ...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 directions for clindamycin phosphate use?

What are the directions for clindamycin phosphate use?

Depends: As a monotherapy, topical antibiotics should be applied to the affected areas twice per day. When combined with a retinoid, once per day would be adequate. Beware, rare cases of pseudomembranous colitis have been reported with topical climdamycin. ...Read more

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Can clindamycin phosphate work even though it's expired?

Can clindamycin phosphate work even though it's expired?

Expiration: In general, recommend against use of expired medications. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could I wear a pad while using clindamycin phosphate?

Clarify: If you are using a medicated clindamycin phosphate topical pad — apply with the pad and then throw the pad away. ...Read more

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How effective is clindamycin phosphate topical solution?

Effective: It is one of much acne therapeutic agents. It works for some acne, particularly for pimples, but not very effective for balck/whiteheads. It's hard to compare its "effectiveness" against others. Common sense: if there is one acne treatment stands out as the best, then why we have so many treatments/regimens available outthere? ...Read more

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How should I use my clindamycin phosphate topical solution?

As prescribed: Generally, it is prescribed to be used once a day in combination with another medication such as benzoyl peroxide in the treament of acne. ...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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Can I take Immodium while I take Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate)?

Yes: Hopefully the diarrhea is not being caused by the Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate). You may want to check with the doctor that prescribed it also hydrate well ...Read more

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Is it normal to break out before clindamycin phosphate USP 1% works?

Is it normal to break out before clindamycin phosphate USP 1% works?

Allergies?: You may be allergic to clindamycin. Discuss with the doctor who ordered this. Don't apply again until you do. ...Read more

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Abscess, how long does cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) take to work?

see below: Drainage of the abscess is the primary treatment. Antibiotic treatment is secondary to treat the surrounding soft tissue infection. This will usually start improving a few days after starting the antibiotic if the abscess has been adequately drained. ...Read more

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What if clindamycin phosphate gel USP 1% doesn't work?

Lots of alternatives: Lots of alternatives for treating acne. Does take sustained use and time for the clinda. To work. Depends also on extent and location of acne. Should talk w/ your pcp or dermatologist after giving this drug some time about next, more aggressive steps. Some more 'intense' medicines, however, do come with side effects that may worse than the cure. ...Read more

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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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Should I stop using cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) if diarrhea?

Talk to your doc: You should talk to your doctor first. While the Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) (clindamycin) may be the cause of your diarrhea, stopping the antibiotics may be dangerous. This isn't a decision you should make on your own. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) 300mg with lortab?

Is it ok to take cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) 300mg with lortab?

Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) portable: Yes if the Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) is used for infection and the lortab for pain. ...Read more

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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

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I need an OTC alternative to Clindamycin Phosphate Topical Pledget 1%?

Not much available: Clindamycin is a topical antibiotic. Only benzoyl peroxide is available over the counter with antibacterial properties. You can try that but if it's not working I would see your doctor to get another prescirption ...Read more

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How should I apply the clindamycin phosphate topical gel 1% and how much should I use?

Thin layer: If you apply a thin layer than the active ingredient will get to your skin and start working. If you apply a thick layer the vehicle which is the cream without the medication will stop that active ingredient from getting to the skin. Put it on your skin at bedtime so you will not get a sunburn. ...Read more

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If clindamycin phosphate lotion is causing my skin to be dry and flaky, should I still use it?

See below: Try using a moisturizing cream like cetaphil. If the dry skin persists check with your doctor for an alternate treatment. ...Read more

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I've been using clindamycin phosphate lotion for 3 days AM and PM and have noticed that after a while my face becomes really oily. Why is that?

I've been using clindamycin phosphate lotion for 3 days AM and PM and have noticed that after a while my face becomes really oily. Why is that?

CLINDAMYCIN FACE OIL: It's THE VEHICLE THAT'S IN THE LOTION.
PERHAPS YOU SHOULD TRY THE CREAM.
AND WASH YOUR FACE WITH AN ACNE WASH.
BEST LUCK ...Read more

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Er Dr Dx Me With MRSA last night. He put me on Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) 300 Mg q.i.d i also got dial body wash what else can I do. i have a past history with MRSA.

Er Dr Dx Me With MRSA last night. He put me on Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) 300 Mg q.i.d i also got dial body wash what else can I do. i have a past history with MRSA.

Staphylococcus: Nowadays many of us are colonized with MRSA. It doesn't necessarily mean we will develop any increased infection rates as compared to MSSA which is also all over us. While technically speaking Cleocin, Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) and Rifampin may work.don't be surprised if it doesn't. Zyvox is an excellent oral medication for severe infections. Hibiclens is far superior to Dial. Twice a week use after bathing ...Read more

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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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