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Doctor insights on: Clindamycin Vaginal Cream Medication

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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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Can expired Clindamycin vaginal cream safely be used?

Can expired Clindamycin vaginal cream safely be used?

If stored properly: If the Clindamycin was stored in a cool, dry place, then it should be usable for up to two years past its expiration date. ...Read more

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Why is my gf taking clindamycin vaginal cream?

Why is my gf taking clindamycin vaginal cream?

Probably BV: One possibility is that she is being treated for a bacterial infection called bacterial vaginosis. ...Read more

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Does clindamycin vaginal cream have any bad effects?

Does clindamycin vaginal cream have any bad effects?

Usually not: Clindamycin is an antibiotic and it will kill "bad" bacteria as well as normal or "good" bacteria, but the vaginal tissues will usually recolonized with the good lactobacillus bacteria soon after treatment. If a person is allergic to the medication there can be side effects. ...Read more

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Can you safely use expired Clindamycin vaginal cream?

Don't use if expired: Never use medications if expired. They may still work, but you can't be sure. An expired antibiotic may not kill all the bacteria and could lead to a more severe infection. ...Read more

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Does clindamycin vaginal cream have any side effects?

Does clindamycin vaginal cream have any side effects?

Bacterial vaginitis: Clindamycin vaginal cream can be absorbed into the systemic circulation and produce clostridium difficile colitis. Vaginal pain, candidiasis, and other local vulvovaginal problems have been reported in about 1% of individuals taking it. ...Read more

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Can clindamycin vaginal cream and flagyl orally taken, be used together for bv and pid. Should I take diflucan as precaution to yeast side effect?

Can clindamycin vaginal cream and flagyl orally taken, be used together for bv and pid. Should I take diflucan as precaution to yeast side effect?

Anti-fungal: I recommend that all of my female patients when taken any antibiotic be given a prescription for Diflucan. Antibiotics which killed a normal flora both in the mouth and in the vaginal region may predispose patients to developing yeast infections. I recommend that you always asks for generic Diflucan and have this on hand in case it is needed. ...Read more

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My doctor just found a lesion on my cervix that indicated squamous cell L cervical cancer what will they do? Does clindamycin vaginal cream help???

My doctor just found a lesion on my cervix that indicated squamous cell L cervical cancer what will they do? Does clindamycin vaginal cream help???

Surgery needed: Malignancies of the cervix must be controlled. When the Ca is in-situ as defined by biopsy, local therapy ie. cone or cryosurgery needed. When invasive Ca present, then hysterectomy with pelvic node dissection is most effective. At times RT is needed post surgery. ...Read more

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Does 2% clindamycin vaginal cream effect ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) lo? And how long should I wait to have sex after I complete the prescription?

Does 2% clindamycin vaginal cream effect ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) lo? And how long should I wait to have sex after I complete the prescription?

No effect : As long as you're taking your ocps orally, you'll be fine. Have sex when you want as long as you have been taking your pills as directed for at least the previous month. Take care. ...Read more

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Where can you buy cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) 2% vaginal cream?

Requires script: Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) is a medical cream containing the antibiotic clindamycin. It requires a physician's perscription. Any pharmacy should be able to fill it, including online pharmacies. ...Read more

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I started using cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) vaginal cream. Is it all suppose to come out in the morning?

Depends : Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) is a medical cream containing the antibiotic clindamycin. It requires a physician's perscription. If placed at bedtime, it is not unusual for some to liquefy abd drain upon standing in the morning. To avoid excess drainage try to place high in the canal. As long as it remains in the canal for 6 hours or so it should still be effective. Use for 7 days. ...Read more

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Clindamycin phosphate vaginal cream can men use it?

Clindamycin phosphate vaginal cream can men use it?

Clindamycin use: Clindamycin cream is for vaginal infections. Men can use it, but a healthcare provider should prescribe it, as apposed to using what your provider prescribed for you. ...Read more

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How long after using clindamycin phosphate vaginal cream USP 2% will I expect to see results?

How long after using clindamycin phosphate vaginal cream USP 2% will I expect to see results?

Varies: It could take 3 to 7 days for you to have improvement in your symptoms when using this mediation to treat bv. ...Read more

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How long after using clindamycin phosphate vaginal cream USP 2% can I expect all the cream discharge to stop?

1-2 days after : It will stop when it is all absorbed or comes out which is usually a day after you finish. If it lasts longer or shorter it's not a big deal. Messy but should not be a health concern to you at all and should not cause any issues. ...Read more

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How long should you wait to have sex after taking clindamycin phosphate vaginal cream?

How long should you wait to have sex after taking clindamycin phosphate vaginal cream?

Whenver you like: You may have sex whenever you like. It may be abit messy but not dangerous. ...Read more

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Does Clindamycin Phosphate vaginal cream USP affect birth control? (Junel fe 1/20)?

Does Clindamycin Phosphate vaginal cream USP affect birth control? (Junel fe 1/20)?

Clindamycin: Clindamycin vaginal may contain ingredients that can weaken a condom and cause it to break. An unintended pregnancy could result. Avoid using a condom as a birth control method while you are using clindamycin vaginal and for at least 3 days after your treatment ends. It should not affect oral birth control measures. ...Read more

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Can being on clindamycin cream hide bacteria from coming up on a vaginal swab?

Can being on clindamycin cream hide bacteria from coming up on a vaginal swab?

Yes is Possible: If you are using an antibiotic, that is sensitive to the bacterial infection you are treating.Then the swab if cultured may not grow the bacteria
so either the culture should be taken before starting the antibiotics or after the antibiotic has been stopped for few days fo bacteria to grow on the culture
only the bacteria which show resistance to clindamycine will grow on the culture. ...Read more

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Iam getting a gelly like stuff from my vagina, iam worried about that. It started when I have applied a vaginal cream to my vagina before 3months?

Iam getting a gelly like stuff from my vagina, iam worried about that. It started when I have applied a vaginal cream to my vagina before 3months?

See your doctor: A jelly like discharge is often semen. Semen turns into a thick gel when ejaculated into the vagina, this keeps it from all falling out. The semen then thins about 1 day later and exits the vagina, it often seems like a jelly. However, without seeing you we can't rule out infection. You should see your doctor for an exam and diagnosis. Good luck. ...Read more

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Using terconazole vaginal cream 0.4% only at night but it makes my vagina itch inside I can't get relief is that normal?

Using terconazole vaginal cream 0.4% only at night but it makes my vagina itch inside I can't get relief is that normal?

Is it yeast?: Are you treating a yeast infection, and if so, are you allergic to terconazole? It might be time to try a different product if it is yeast, and to have a MD confirm an alternate diagnosis if it isn't yeast. ...Read more

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How do I apply clotrimazole vaginal cream to my vagina?

How do I apply clotrimazole vaginal cream to my vagina?

With applicator: There should be a syringe-like applicator with the cream. It is filled and inserted all the way to the top of the vagina (usually at bedtime), then the plunger is depressed to release the cream. ...Read more

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How should I apply clotrimazole vaginal cream into my vagina?

Vaginal applicator: Generally medications placed vaginally (e.g. Anti-fungals, Premarin (conjugated estrogens) cream...) come with a 'vaginal applicator'. The applicator twists on to the tube of medicine and with a slight squeeze the applicator fills up. The applicator is then placed in the vagina after which the plunger on the applicator is pushed- expelling the medication into the vagina. Voila! ...Read more

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