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What is the dosage for a uti when being prescribed 300mg capsule of clindamycin hcl?

What is the dosage for a uti when being prescribed 300mg capsule of clindamycin hcl?

2-3 x/day: 2 if not bad, 3 if bad with back pain, could then be in the kidneys, usually bactrim ds or cipro covers e. coli bacteria the most common type and less expensive and less risk of side effects incl. C. diff. Infection

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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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Clindamycin HCl 300 mg is a normal dose for uti?

Clindamycin HCl 300 mg is a normal dose for uti?

UTI: Clindamycin is a very unusual antibiotic to be used in treating a UTI unless it is due to a staphylococcus. The dosage, assuming the therapy is appropriate, is from 300 to 600mg three times a day, although it may be very difficult to tolerate because of GI side-effects if given orally.

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Been taking clindamycin 300 for uti. Took last dose today but I still have the urgency after I just went. Did the meds not work or it get worse? Help?

Been taking clindamycin 300 for uti. Took last dose today but I still have the urgency after I just went. Did the meds not work or it get worse? Help?

Call doctor: It is possible that the medication did not cover the organism responsible. Call your doctor with your symptoms, if a culture was done they can also verify antibiotic susceptibility. I hope you feel better soon!

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Can u take clindamycin for uti?

Can u take clindamycin for uti?

UTI: Choice of antibiotic will depend upon the organism being treated, but Clindamycin would be an unusual selection for routine uti, particularly if treating empirically.

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Can I take clindamycin for a uti?

Can I take clindamycin for a uti?

UTI: You can take clindamycin, but it will only be effective against gram-positive bacteria, an usual cause of uti, unless staph species. Discuss this with the doctor ordering it.

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Can you take clindamycin for a uti?

Can you take clindamycin for a uti?

Yes!: Urinary tract infections are caused by bacteria sensitive to various antibiotics. E coli, an frequent offender, is most often sensitive to cephalosporins and sulfa drugs.

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How much clindamycin should I be taking for a uti, and ihow long? Thanks

How much clindamycin should I be taking for a uti, and ihow long? Thanks

See below: Clindamycin is not generally used for utis because it is not active against the bacteria that usually cause these infections. It also does not achieve high levels in the urine. A different antibiotic would almost always be better.

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Will clindamycin cure a uti? I've been taking it for going on 3 days now and haven't experienced much relief. I've also been taking priobiodics.

Will clindamycin cure a uti? I've been taking it for going on 3 days now and haven't experienced much relief. I've also been taking priobiodics.

Clinda doesn't work: Clindamycin is not active against most UTI bacteria. I would be surprised if a doctor prescribed clinda for UTI -- I'm guessing you diagnosed and treated yourself with left over antibiotic, right? Stop treatment and see a doctor.

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Is clindamycin HCl good for uti?

Maybe: It depends on the organism causing the uti. That is not one of the more common antibiotics used urinary tract infections.

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How effective is clindamycin HCl 300mg for uti?

UTI: This is an unusual choice of antibiotic for UTI in women unless the organism is a sensitive staph species. Discuss this with the doctor who ordered it.

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Can you treat sinusitis and a UTI simultanously with clindamycin?

Can you treat sinusitis and a UTI simultanously with clindamycin?

Unlikely: The bacteria involved in sinusitis and UTI are usually different each other and often require two different antibiotics to treat.

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I just started taking clindamycin 300mg for a uti. Now my urine has a strong odor. Could the UTI have gotten worse?

Maybe: If the bacteria causing your symptoms was not sensitive to the clindamycin, which a urine culture would be able to tell, then your infection might be getting worse. I would not rely on odor alone as a sign that it is getting worse, though. Rather, persistent or worsened symptoms like burning with urination or having to go frequently should be relayed to your doctor.

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Would clindamycin help get rid of a uti?

Not the drug of: Choice, I use generic Cipro (ciprofloxacin) or Levaquin if no allergies works well and usually only need 5 days and there are many other ones you can use please call your doc or go to urgent visit center.

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I am on second round of clindamycin 300 for a uti. I took it for seven days, the first week of september and on september 25. A test revealed that I am worse. What shouldi do?

Wrong antibiotic?: Failure to respond to an antibiotic may be due to the use of an agent that is ineffective for that particular bacteria. Another reason for failure may be an inadequate duration of therapy. Finally, inability to effectively treat the infection could result from a persistent focus of infection such as a stone. For these reasons, further testing such as an ultrasound of the kidneys is reasonable.

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Would having a UTI or taking clindamycin cause my period to be late?

Possible: Some antibiotics can affect your birth control pills (if you're on them) making them ineffective. It depends on what type you use, and what antibiotic you are prescribed. Your doctor is the best person to ask.

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What is better for UTI - Doxycycline hyclate or Clindamycin?

Your question: Usually doxycycline will have a better spectrum against bowel organisms but clindamycin may be necessary against some bacteria that are only sensitive to clindamycin.

Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Urinary Tract Infection (Definition)

A urinary tract infection, also known as an UTI, may involve the kidney, ureter, bladder, or urethra. A common cause is an intestinal bacteria, E. coli. Common symptoms include a frequent urge to urinate, and pain or burning when urinating. Antibiotics are typically ...Read more


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Urinary Tract Infections (Definition)

A urinary tract infection (often called UTI) is most commonly caused by bacteria and usually refers to an infection in the bladder. Not all bacteria that grows from the urine represents an infection, so the need for antibiotics is determined by your ...Read more