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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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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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Is apo clindamycin safe?

Is apo clindamycin safe?

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

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Can you take clindamycin with orlistat?

Can you take clindamycin with orlistat?

Yes: Orlistat works by inhibiting the secretion of the gastric and pancreatic enzymes that help you to absorb fat. This shouldn't affect your ability to absorb clindamycin. There is no interaction between the two drugs. Make sure you doctor knows that you're taking both. ...Read more

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Clindamycin side effects last how long?

Sometimes a while: Clindamycin was the first antimicrobial to be linked to pseudo membranous enterocolitis, a potential serious and even life threatening infection due to clostridium difficile. If diarrhea continues especially with a kind of mousy/musty odor, seek medical attention. ...Read more

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Can you drink if you are on clindamycin?

Can you drink if you are on clindamycin?

Drinking: Yes, but it will lower the efficey of the clindamyacin. ...Read more

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Can clindamycin be used to treat chlamidia?

Yes: Clindamycin has been used in the treatment of chlamydia but it is not the preferred choice of antibiotic and the failure/relapse rates are much higher than standard treatment with such antibiotics as azithromycin, doxycycline, erythromycin, and levaquin (levofloxacin). ...Read more

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How long can clindamycin side effects last?

Depends: The drug is out of your system in <15 hours but the side effects may linger depending on what you have. For instance c. Difficile diarrhea can be very persistent as can some allergic reactions. ...Read more

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Help please! Is clindamycin a safe anti-biotic?

Help please! Is clindamycin a safe anti-biotic?

Yes: Clindamycin, like most antibiotics is relatively safe. All antibiotics can cause nausea, vomiting and diarrhea as well as allergic reactions. Clindamycin has a higher risk of causing antibiotic induced clostridium difficile colitis. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I'm allergic to clindamycin?

Several ways: The preferred manner of testing depends on the history and the type of reaction. Skin testing can be performed, but there are no validated commercial extracts for clindamycin. If necessary, an oral challenge can be done. ...Read more

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How does clindamycin affect your energy levels?

Usually not at all: This is not normally a side effect of clindamycin. However, any infection can cause low energy -- so I would guess that whatever infection you are being treated for is more likely the cause than the antibiotic. Discuss with the doctor treating you. ...Read more

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What is the shelf life of Clindamycin 1% lotion?

Ask pharmacist: Ask pharmacy where you bought the drug for shelf life also should be printed ...Read more

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Clindamycin and septocaine. Are these drugs safe?

Indication: Both have list of possible side effects and complications. Seek physician guidance. ...Read more

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How long will clindamycin HCl stay in your system?

Clindamycin: If the kidney function is normal, Clindamycin can be expected to be totally out of the body after about 30 hours following the last dose. ...Read more

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How long after taking zpak can u take clindamycin?

Right away: You can take these drugs at the same time if it's desired. The zithromax has a long half life and will remain in your body for 5 days after you stop taking it. Clindamycin's half life is much shorter and it will be eliminated from your body much more rapidly after stopping it. ...Read more

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How long is it safe to use clindamycin, topically?

Acne antibiotics: Topical Clindamycin is used when acne is not controlled by standard care with benzoyl peroxide/salacylic acid or other otc products used religiously. It should be used in conjunction with other therapies. Unlike systemic antibiotics little is absorbed. The only limit for use is: toxicities (rash, diarrhea, c diff), inefficacy/resistance, resolution of acne. ...Read more

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What do you use clindamycin HCl 300 mg capsule for?

Clindamycin: Usually for resistant staph infections of the skin. Also for dental infections, respiratory infections, bone & joint infections, especially for ones who are allergic to penicillin. ...Read more

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Can I take clindamycin 300 mg amoxilin 400 mg together?

Clindamycin and Amox: It should not be a problem to take these anibiotics together, although why would you need to take both. It is parially redundant! ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel so tired while I'm on clindamycin?

Depends. . .: Answer depends upon why you're taking clindamycin. Online. Epocrates. Com doesn't list fatigue as a side effect. If you're taking antibiotic to treat an infection, it's possible you're tired because of infection, not antibiotic. If you're taking Clindamycin to treat acne, you shouldn't be feeling tired. Best to go see doc who prescribed antibiotic & tell him/her your concerns & get complete evaluati. ...Read more

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Why is the IV clindamycin dose more than the oral dose?

Doctor's discretion: An antibiotic medication can be dosed a certain way depending on what the doctor is trying to accomplish. For severe infections, a higher dose is often used. And, incidentally, IV forms are often considered 'stronger' than oral forms since the medicine goes right into the blood stream, rather than having to be digested first. It's always good to ask questions- and I'd ask that doc about the dose. ...Read more

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Why is the IV clindamycin dose more than the oral dose?

Why is the IV clindamycin dose more than the oral dose?

Dose based treatment: Iv clindamysin is usually given for severe, often life threatening infections, whereas oral clinda is given for more commonplace infections. Worse infections are typically treated with higher doses of antibiotics. ...Read more

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What is the incidence of c.Difficile with clindamycin use?

Incidence varies: The first thing to understand is that many antibiotics have the potential for causing c. Diff infection. The general health of the individual effects this rate as does the environment where they are treated and if the person is immuno-compromised. Because of these factors, an exact rate cannot be given. For a young, healthy person being treated on an outpatient basis, the rate is fairly low. ...Read more

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Is there sulfa in clindamycin, because I might be allergic?

Sulfonamide: "sulfa" allergy is a misnomer. The proper term is sulfonamide allergy. This poor precision of language has resulted in much confusion for patients and practitioners alike. In any case, even if you are allergic to sulfonamide antibiotics, clindamycin, a macrolide, is safe to take without risk of cross reaction. ...Read more

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