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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 clindamycin affect birth control pills?

Does clindamycin affect birth control pills?

Yes it may: Yes it may and you should use a back up method of birth control up to 7 days after you finish the course of clindamycine.You can ask your orescribing doctor if it is safe as there is controversy about antibiotics and bcp except Rifampin and Griseofulvin two antibiotics for sure decrease the effectiveness of bcp. ...Read more

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Can an infected armpit cyst cause breast pain. Im taking clindamycin 150 mg 2 pills x aday. Last dose is tonite. How long b4 the pain is gone?

Can an infected armpit cyst cause breast pain. Im taking  clindamycin 150 mg 2 pills x aday. Last dose is tonite. How long b4 the pain is gone?

Pain: This subjective phenomenon (pain) can be a result of persistent infection, pressure of an expanding lesion on surrounding tissues, irritation of a nerve root, or may be due to something else. Would contact the doctor who treated you with Clindamycin and have them reexamine you. You should be clearing up shortly, but if in substantial pain, go see them. ...Read more

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I have an infection in nose. I had I & D today. Was started on clindamycin 150 mg 2 pills Q8, bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds Q 12, Bactroban ointment will I be contagious?

I have an infection in nose. I had I & D today. Was started on clindamycin 150 mg 2 pills Q8, bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds Q 12, Bactroban ointment will I be contagious?

If you are careless: then Yes . You have open wound , possible to spread the bugs. Maintain good hygiene , wash your hands , dispose the soaked material properly , then you are not contagious. ...Read more

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I was on 3 days if treament of clindamycin which went good but now I'm on the pills is it supposed to make feel weird I don't feel right :(I'm scared?

It's strong medicine: Make sure you take your probiotics and you will probably feel better. It does wipe out your gut flora and kill the good ones. So supplement and replenish your Troops. Otherwise, candida and other yeast or bad bacteria may overgrow. ...Read more

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Tooth pulled, prescribed clindamycin, (150 MG. 4 times per day), took all pills, swelling worse?

Tooth pulled, prescribed clindamycin, (150 MG. 4 times per day), took all pills, swelling worse?

ConsultYourDentist: If the swelling is worse then I suggest you consult and get your extraction site checked by your dentist ...Read more

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If a pill has a differnt manufacture but is the same dosage and all can I still have an allergic reaction? It's clindamycin. I'm not allergic to it.

If a pill has a differnt manufacture but is the same dosage and all can I still have an allergic reaction? It's clindamycin. I'm not allergic to it.

Unlikely: Many medications are available in generic form from various manufacturers. Clindamycin is clindamycin, whomever makes it. Now, don't be taking someone elses medications. Any questions at all about your meds should be directed to the prescribing physician. Good luck. ...Read more

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Will clindamycin make my birth control pills ineffective?

Clindamycin & OCP's: Clindamycin is not known to interfere with oral contraceptives. The known problems are with Rifampin and possibly penicillin-type antibiotics. Still, using a back up method for now such as condoms will give additional peace of mind. ...Read more

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Right now im taking Clindamycin 300mg for a tooth infection, I have a TEVA 3109 pill as well. Is ot ok to take together or will it caise a problem?

Right now im taking Clindamycin 300mg for a tooth infection, I have a TEVA 3109 pill as well. Is ot ok to take together or will it caise a problem?

DO NOT: Do not ever take medication just because you have a leftover pill or two. Always discuss meds with your prescribing Dentist or Physician. Clindamycin and TEVA 3109 (Amoxicillin) are both antibiotics. Your Dentist may want you to be taking both, but that's a decision for the Dentist to make. Note that actual dental treatment required, not just pills, to cure tooth infection. ...Read more

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Had scary reaction to Flagyl 500 mg after taking one pill. Got prescribed Metrogel .75% but I'm scared. Used Clindamycin for GBS before. OK with BV?

Had scary reaction to Flagyl 500 mg after taking one pill. Got prescribed Metrogel .75% but I'm scared. Used Clindamycin for GBS before. OK with BV?

Yes : There are 2 accepted treatments for bacterial vaginosis and Flagyl, metronidazole, is one but clindamycin is the other and should also work for you. With the history of an allergic reaction to Flagyl, it would be considered to be the drug of choice. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I took clindamycin for ten days. Two pills four times a day for abscess and swollen face (facial cellulite due to abscess) How long before i can drink?

I took clindamycin for ten days. Two pills four times a day for abscess and swollen face (facial cellulite due to abscess) How long before i can drink?

Antibiotics: If you have finished the antibiotics and no longer have any signs or symptoms of an infection- you may resume your social activities. ...Read more

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I have strong BV and am resistant to metronidazole would combining metro and clindamycin cure bv.if so how much mg of each pill should I take?

I have strong BV and am resistant to metronidazole would combining metro and clindamycin cure bv.if so how much mg of each pill should I take?

Resistant bv: I believe that you should see your gyn for this. The bacteria can be cultured and sensitivities checked with a large number of antibiotics. You should take the one or two that your infection is sensitive to and take the full course so the infection is totally eradicated. ...Read more

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Taking Clindamycin 300 MG - 7 days after starting with IV for tooth abscess which has been pulled. Tomorrow is my last pill, when is it safe to drink?

Whenever you want: Alcohol won't interfere with clindamycin or your abscess. You didn't need to avoid alcohol (in moderation) during treatment. Of course heavy drinking can interfere with the immune system's response to infections and should be avoided. ...Read more

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Developed clindamycin rash the day after I finished, last pill 30 hours ago. I am on Benadryl (diphenhydramine) from the doc. How long does the rash and effects last. ?

Developed clindamycin rash the day after I finished, last pill 30 hours ago. I am on Benadryl (diphenhydramine) from the doc.  How long does the rash and effects last. ?

Variable: Can stay for some time, we don't know for sure if it related to the clindamycin? If it doesn't go away, revisit your doctor, usually benadryl (diphenhydramine) would suffice. For your safety later on, avoid clindamycin and tell your providers of the rash, unless it is really necessary to take the clindamycin again, it should be through an allergist, good luck ...Read more

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Does taking Vaginal Antibiotics decrease the effects of Primulot N? I took 3 Clindamycin while taking them and got my period! Can I be back on pills?

Does taking Vaginal Antibiotics decrease the effects of Primulot N? I took 3 Clindamycin while taking them and got my period! Can I be back on pills?

It's possible: There are some reports that Clindamycin, even used vaginally, can decrease progesterone levels which might promote breakthrough bleeding. Primolut N, a synthetic progesterone, is most often used to manage menstrual disorders including irregular periods and to delay menses; it is not a contraceptive. I would continue the Primolut but consider an alternative if you need vaginal antibiotic therapy. ...Read more

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Was given clindamycin for tonsillitis 4 weeks ago. Pills exploded in throat.Has felt sticky and dry ever since. Water makes it worse.

Was given clindamycin for tonsillitis 4 weeks ago.  Pills exploded in throat.Has felt sticky and dry ever since.  Water makes it worse.

Dry throat: I don't think it's the pills. It may be the tonsils. After waiting 4 weeks, You need to have this examined by your physician or an ENT specialist. ...Read more

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