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After root canal treatment, iam worried using clindamycin. Warning about intestinal problems clostridium difficile. Symptoms may occur weeks after use?
Don't Worry: Clindamycin (cleocin) is commonly given for dental infection in individuals with an allergy to penicillin or keflex. It's also given for more severe infections with swelling. Very few people get c-diff. Usually with early symptoms the medication can be stopped without a problem. Ask you dentist why you need this antibiotic? ...Read more
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
After a root canal treatment, I am worried about using clindamycin. There are warnings about intestinal problems and clostridium difficile. Symptoms may occur weeks after use. Should I use it?
See below: What you state in your question is correct. You should still take the Clindamycin prescribed for you. You should also take a high dose probiotic like vsl#3 plus florastor to prevent antibiotic associated and c. Difficile diarrhea. If you develop diarrhea during or after treatment have your stool checked for c. Difficile toxin. Do not take Imodium (loperamide) or lomotil. ...Read more
Not long: Clindamycin has a relatively short half-life and has to be dosed multiple times daily. But its most worrisome potential adverse effect, c. Difficile colitis, can persist long after the Clindamycin is gone. Take probiotics (at least yogurt) while on this med and if you develop signififcant diarrhea or cramps, get checked out. ...Read more
Antibiotic: 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 on stopping protein synthesis ...Read more
24 hours, partial: Normally after the first day I expect dental patients to be feeling close to 50% better. ...Read more
Clindamycin: The half-life of a drug is the time it takes for half of the drug in the body to be eliminated. After 5 half-lives, the drug is considered gone from the body. The half-life of Clindamycin is about 2.5 hours so normally it should take 12.5 hours after the last dose for all the drug to be out of the body. ...Read more
Depends on administr: IV immediately and oral about 6 hours after ingestion ...Read more
Please: Tell your prescribing provider the specific side effects that you are experiencing. ...Read more
Wrong: I believed thatvusing an expired med is wrong for simple fact that active medication is possible gone and may become harmful and overall I would not try to mix an oral med for topical purpose unless you know a lot of chemestry and pharmacy! You are flipping a coin odds are unkwown. ...Read more
I have some clindamycin I want to use topically, does anyone know that base I can use to make it topical?
Leave it to pro's: The pharmacist knows how to compound Clindamycin into an ointment, cream, lotion, or gel. However, pharmacists are trained professionals (they have doctorate degrees), so it is unlikely that they would want untrained folks to be making their own compounds. Among the reasons why are: one can get the dosing wrong, one can "mix" the compound wrong, one can be using the wrong base material, etc.... ...Read more
If taking clindamycin 900 mg. a day (300 mg. ev. 8 hours) for 2 weeks- how long to get out of system once finished?
Should not be more: than 48 hours before all the Clindamycin activity in your body has dissipated/metabolized completely. I do not think it even takes that long in healthy young individuals, but in older populations it can hang around longer, depending on the renal clearance (kidney function). Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more
Prescribed clindamycin 500mg 4x day. Keep forgetting 4th dose. Can I take it 3x a day as long as I finish all the pills.
Yes u can but: Mention this to ur dr. Take care! ...Read more
Yes, but...: Clindamycin is safe, but there are always some patients who get a few side effects or allergic reactions to their medications. More importantly is how the Clindamycin is used, how much, for how long, and for what reason. In pediatrics, Clindamycin is usually prescribed as a gel for teen acne. ...Read more