clindamycin vs amoxicillin

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Dr. Lon R. Kessler answered:

Clindamycin VS. Amoxicillin. Which one is better for dental infection especially if you had used Amox In the past. Concern is Antibiotic resistance.?

Amoxicillin

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Amoxicillin is the antibiotic of choice. Clindamycin is prescribed if you are allergic to Amoxicillin.
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Dr. Michael E. Ein answered:

Can I take amoxicillin or clindamycin together?

Yes

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You can take amoxicillin and clindamycin at the same time if indicated by the type of infection and the infecting bacteria species.
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Dr. Steven Neish answered:

What the difference between amoxicillin and clindamycin?

Different spectra

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Amoxicillin and clindamycin are both antimicrobials used to treat bacterial infections. (Antibiotics.) They have different uses based either on the known sensitivity of a given bacteria or based on the place in the body where the infection is located and the predicted (educated guess) most likely bacteria to cause that infection.
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Dr. John Yu answered:

Whats the difference between clindamycin and amoxicillin?

Diff mechanism

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Different spectrum and action. Amox is in the same family as penicillin. Usually used in dental as a first line of drug because it has a fairly broad spectrum (gram + and -) and KILL bacteria well. Clindamycin is usually used as a second line. It is great for those patients that are allergic to penicillin. Or, if you want better gram - and anaerobic coverage. It is bacterial-static, however
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Dr. Ronald Krauser answered:

Can a patient take erythromycin if allergic to clindamycin and amoxicillin?

Yes

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There is no cross-reaction.
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Dr. Lori Poling answered:

What are my treatment options for uti? i am allergic to cipro, amoxicillin & clindamycin.

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You have 2 possible options that come to mind. There is Macrobid or Bactrim DS. Based on urine cultures, your practitioner with prescribe the best medication.
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if you are immune compromised (RA/metho) and you have a root canal issue, would you take clindamycin if you were allergic to Amoxicillin?

Yes

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Yes that would be the industry standard, but you should see your doctor as each patient is different.
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Dr. Michael E. Ein answered:

What antibiotic can be used for a 29 year old type 1 diabetic patient with acute tonsillitis?1000 mg amoxicillin or clindamycin injection too much?

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It could be a viral infection and not need antibiotic treatment. If a test for Strep throat is positive treatment with Pen VK, Amoxicillin or an oral Cephalosporin should work. The antibiotic needs to be taken for 10 days. Good luck.
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Dr. Bac X. Nguyen answered:

What are the chances (%) of getting c diff if you're immunocompromised and you're prescribed clindamycin for a root canal? (Can't take amoxicillin)

Somewhere 1-10%

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The risks ranges about 1-10% and I cannot tell you the exact percentage for your case, but current literature suggests this range. Probiotics use during and cont after antibiotic uses for few more days has been shown to reduce diarrhea/c. diff infection rate. It is quite treatable and so if u get it, consult doc quickly and u will be treated accordingly. Good luck
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Been on 500mg3xday amoxicillin for tooth abscess was told to take 300mg Clindamycin before root canal. i have aortic stenosis too. can i mix the two?

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The best answer to your question would be by a dentist who knows your complete medical and dental history and has already seen you. Please don't look for answers on the internet. We could only guess as to what you require and why.
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