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After root canal treatment, iam worried using clindamycin. Warning about intestinal problems clostridium difficile. Symptoms may occur weeks after use?

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

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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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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?

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

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What is clindamycin?

What is clindamycin?

Antibiotic: Clindamycin is an antibiotic that comes in topical and oral forms and is used to treat a variety of infections. ...Read more

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How long does clindamycin stay in system?

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

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Please describe the medication: clindamycin?

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

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Clindamycin alternova 300 mg is use for what?

Clindamycin alternova 300 mg is use for what?

Infection: Clindamycin alternova is a derivative of Clindamycin and available in some foreign countries such as sweeden and is used to treat various bacterial infections. ...Read more

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Will clindamycin topical will remove blemishes?

Yes & no: Topical Clindamycin is used for Acne. Most of the time it will help Acne, if that is what you meant by Blemish. But it does not take away the dark spots. ...Read more

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What is clindamycin 300 mg every 6 hours used for?

Antibiotic: This is an antibiotic used to treat a number of infections. Can you be more specific? ...Read more

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How long does novo-clindamycin take to take effect?

24 hours, partial: Normally after the first day I expect dental patients to be feeling close to 50% better. ...Read more

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How long does clindamycin stay in the human system?

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

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I feel awful since I started using clindamycin — what's going on?

Please: Tell your prescribing provider the specific side effects that you are experiencing. ...Read more

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Is oral clindamycin stronger than topical clindamycin? If so how?

Acne or anaerobic?: Topical clindamycin decrease inflammatory acne lesions better than oral tetracycline. However, to treat anaerobic infections or certain serious bacterial infections, parenteral or oral is recommended. ...Read more

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I have some expired clindamycin, is there a base I can use to mix and apply topically?

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

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Just got prescribed clindamycin 300mg three times a day. How many hours should I take them apart?

In a perfect world: You would take Clindamycin every eight hours to optimal spread the medication out and keep sustained therapeutic levels in the blood with minimal highs and lows, but that's easier said than done. ...Read more

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I have some clindamycin I want to use topically, does anyone know that base I can use to make it topical?

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

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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

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