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Clindamycin Strep Throat
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
Is it safe to take clindamycin and metronidazole at the same time? Currently taking clindamycin for strep throat.
It : It is absolutely fine to take them both together. As a podiatrist, i often treat complicated foot infections in diabetics using this very combination of antibiotics. Just as a note of caution, however, if two different doctors are giving you these medications, it would be prudent to inform each of them what the other one is giving you. Feel better! ...Read more
Clindamycin to treat strep throat i was prescribed 300 mg 1 tab 3 times daily and it says to take it until it is gone but i feel this is a lot ?
Clindamycin: It is unclear why you were prescribed Clindamycin for uncomplicated strep throat. Penicillin would have been perfectly adequate. Either you were allergic to penicillins, or something else was going on. The dose you were given is not inappropriate, but you do not say how many you were given. Why not call the doctor who gave you this and ask the same question? ...Read more
Yes: but it is not a first line antibiotic for strep which is usually sensitive to amoxicillin or penicillin. Clindamycin should be reserved for unusual situations in which the infection does not respond to other antibiotics. Best to save it so that resistance to clindamycin does not develop. ...Read more
Get a proper Dx 1st: About 60% of sore throats are viral & require no meds. If you take old meds every time you feel ill, you increase the creation of superbugs in our world with minimal benefit to you. Strep can be verified with a quick test & treatment with penicillin is 100% effective. ...Read more
Can clindamycin cure tonsillitis and strep throat im using it for bacterial vaginosis but my throat is infected?
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