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Does Clindamycin Have Sulfa
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
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
Taking clindamycin for skin infection (alergic to sulfa and tetracycine), gives me terrible heartburn within minutes of taking it. What can I do?
Full stomache: Try taking it on a full stonache. You can take antacids. They won't interfere with clindamycin's absorption. ...Read more
I'm allergic to Erythromycin-anaphylaxis Clindamycin- anaphylaxis Bactrim- rash Sulfa drugs- rash can I use polymyxin b sulfate eye drops?
Yes: Polymyxin is an effective anti-bacterial. You could use it without the allergies popping up as it has with others. However: are you sure you need this drop? It seems as if you are using an antibiotic for every eye inflammation, most of which are probably not bacterial. And in so doing you have sensitized yourself to antibiotics that you might need for an actual infection. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
NO: Not unless liver or kidney underlying problems. ...Read more
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
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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