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Will taking antibiotic clindamycin 300mg two pills, three times a day, for ten days make my oral birth control less effective?
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
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
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
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?
Prescribed clindamycin 500mg 4x day. Keep forgetting 4th dose. Can i take it 3x a day as long as i finish all the pills.
Yes u can but: Mention this to ur dr. Take care! ...Read more
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.
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
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?
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
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?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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