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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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