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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 ...Read more

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. ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Can you take clindamycin for a uti?

Not usually: 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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 it for UTI -- I'm guessing you diagnosed and treated yourself with leftover antibiotic, right? Stop treatment and see a doctor. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Can you treat sinusitis and a UTI with clindamycin?

Can you treat sinusitis and a UTI with clindamycin?

Sinus and UTI: Hello. Yes, Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) can help to resolve both a UTI and sinusitis. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Is cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) used to treat persistent uti?

Possibly: The choice of antibiotics in persisting cases should be guided by laboratory tests which will show which antibiotics are likely to be successful. While Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) is not a commonly used antibiotic for utis, it is certainly possible that in a given situation it becomes the best choice. ...Read more

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I was given Ic clindamycin for when I had a tooth extracted but never took any of it. This was a little over a month ago. Can I take for UTI?

Not advisable,...: Clindamycin is used chiefly for Gram(+) coccal infections like staphylococcus or streptococcus, etc. Most of UTI is caused by Gram(-) bacilli; hence, clindamycin is not advised. The most commonly used antibiotics of UTI are nitrofurantoin, sulfamaxazole/trimethoprim, cephalosporin, flouroquinolone,... More on UTI/its care? To articles listed in http://www.formefirst.com/onUTI.html. Best wish... ...Read more

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My husband has clindamycin 300 for a tooth in fection i have a uti can i use his tablets to get rid of the uti is there anything I can take otc ?

Clinda won't work: Clindamycin is not active against most of the bacteria that cause UTIs, and there are no safe and effective over-the-counter or natural treatments. (Some OTC "azo" products may help symptoms but don't treat the infection.) You definitely need professional care. Don't screw around with this; see your doctor soon to confirm the diagnosis and get proper treatment. Good luck! ...Read more

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I took the full treatment of clindamycin 300 for a uti. Now i'm having burning and urgency again and its so bad i'm crying! help?

Schedule a visit: If you're having symptoms of a urinary track infection and you already been treated that it's important to see your doctor. Either you have something else other than a bladder infection or the bacteria was resistant to clindamycin. Your doctor will need to help sort this out for you. ...Read more

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Hi im pregnant in my first trimester and have a uti i have penicillin 500mg and clindamycin 300mg can i take either one?

Hi im pregnant in my first trimester  and have a uti i have penicillin 500mg and clindamycin 300mg can i take either one?

See your doctor: You need to see a doctor for treatment whether pregnant or not. Choosing medication you have at home is not the right decision. It is also very important while pregnant to consult your doctor before taking any medication ...Read more

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I'm 27 wks. pregnant have a GBS uti colony of 100,000 (again). Ob prescribed Clindamycin without testing it, and ignored my concern of c-diff. ?

I'm 27 wks. pregnant have a GBS uti   colony of 100,000 (again).  Ob prescribed Clindamycin without testing it, and ignored my concern of c-diff. ?

No urgency to treat: Unless you have symptoms of UTI(frequent urination, pain or urgency to urinate), you do not have to rush into taking antibiotics. Clindmycin is rarely used for UTI. You may be better of seeking a second opinion from a primary care doctor(Family Practice or Internist) who can be more careful in making a decision whether you have UTI or a contamination and which antibiotic is safer in pregnancy. ...Read more

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I am currently taking clindamycin vaginally for BV and uti. I have noticed bleeding from my vagina that's not my period, and bruising on legs.?

I am currently taking clindamycin vaginally for BV and uti. I have noticed bleeding from my vagina that's not my period, and bruising on legs.?

Not for UTI...: Clindamycin vaginal suppository is for BV, but not for UTI because it would not generate sufficient blood level. Are you sure you had UTI? And seeing blood down around urogenital area, one has to find out its origin - genital or urinary tract - no assuming. To sort out its related concerns correctly, follow steps in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html & http://formefirst.com/hematuria.html. ...Read more

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Can I take clendamycin for a uti and how much and how often? I think I have one and I have a full prescription available without going to doctors

Won't work, get care: Clindamycin is not active at against most bacteria that cause UTI. Contact your doctor and follow her advice about exam to confirm the diagnosis; or if s/he believes your symptoms are sufficiently typical, may prescribe treatment without testing. For sure don't take clindamycin: it won't work, but will still screw up later diagnosis. ...Read more

Dr. Gary Pess
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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


Dr. James Lin
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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