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How long should it take for my clindamycin to get rid of a tooth infection?

How long should it take for my clindamycin to get rid of a tooth infection?

24-48 hours: The antibiotic will not cure the infection but will decrease the pain until; you can havre dental treatment.

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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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Tooth infection not gone after ten days on amoxicillin. Can I use clyndamycin now to get rid of.?

Tooth infection not gone after ten days on amoxicillin. Can I use clyndamycin now to get rid of.?

Ask your dentist: Antibiotics do not resolve tooth issues. Definitive dental treatment does. Please call for an appointment.

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How long would it take for amoxicillin to get rid of a tooth infection?

How long would it take for amoxicillin to get rid of a tooth infection?

See a dentist ASAP: The tooth infection won't go away without treatment and the infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus and to other areas of your body. Dentist will treat a tooth abscess by treating the cause and getting rid of the infection. Do not delay. Good luck.

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If I'm put on amoxicillin due to tooth infection, could it get rid of your infection and toothache?

Temporary solution: Amoxicillin is an antibiotic, not a pain killer. It can temporarily shrink down an infection, and therefore reduce your pain for a short time. Unless you have the source of the infection treated with a root canal or by extracting the tooth, it will come back as soon as you are off the antibiotic. You must have dentist finish treating your tooth.

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Allergic to penicillin & clindamycin. What can I take for a tooth infection? The tooth is being removed next week

Allergic to penicillin & clindamycin. What can I take for a tooth infection? The tooth is being removed next week

Agreed, in additiona: In addition to what the previous doc had in the answer, if you want to have anaerobic bacteria covered, Flagyl will be the choice.

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I am taking clindamycin for a tooth infection. I read it commonly causes c.Diff. What is it? Symptoms? How do I know if I get it?

I am taking clindamycin for a tooth infection. I read it commonly causes c.Diff. What is it? Symptoms? How do I know if I get it?

GI overgrowth: Clostridium difficile (c.Diff) is a bacteria that can over-populate the GI tract when "nicer" organisms are killed off by antibiotic therapy. It results in diarrhea (usually yellowish, frequent and very foul smelling). It is not too common, but a risk. Eating live-culture yogurt during treatment can often help keep GI flora closer to normal and prevent c. Diff.

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Right now im taking Clindamycin 300mg for a tooth infection, I have a TEVA 3109 pill as well. Is ot ok to take together or will it caise a problem?

Right now im taking Clindamycin 300mg for a tooth infection, I have a TEVA 3109 pill as well. Is ot ok to take together or will it caise a problem?

DO NOT: Do not ever take medication just because you have a leftover pill or two. Always discuss meds with your prescribing Dentist or Physician. Clindamycin and TEVA 3109 (Amoxicillin) are both antibiotics. Your Dentist may want you to be taking both, but that's a decision for the Dentist to make. Note that actual dental treatment required, not just pills, to cure tooth infection.

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Is it safe for someone with gerds to take cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) for a tooth. Infection?

Is it safe for someone with gerds to take cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) for a tooth. Infection?

Yes: Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) or Clindamycin is a good antibiotic for dental infections, a strong killer of bacteria. It will have no direct effect on your gerd. It has no drug interactions. However, you can have some abdominal discomfort and even vomiting reaction to antibiotics. Get the infection under control, then have tooth treated promptly. Drink full glass of water when taking medication.

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Had a tooth infection a few months ago and can't get an extraction. My doctor prescribed Tylenol 3 + clindamycin 300 mg but I ran out and it's worse.?

Treatment: Medications will not cure your infection. You need the tooth removed or root canal treatment. If there are financial constraints, talk to Dentist about payment plan, or check with Social Services for dental clinic in your area, or seek treatment at a Dental School.

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Can an tooth infection start draining 3 weeks after extraction nasty taste coming from extraction site started clindamycin yesterday?

Always a possibility: A root tip fragment, splinters, shards, spurs, chips left behind after extraction. See your dentist for x-ray and fragment removal.

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Levaquin (levofloxacin) for a tooth infection? The clindamycin is not working, been on it for 6 days. I know Levaquin (levofloxacin) is not the first choice, but I'm desperate.

Levaquin (levofloxacin) for a tooth infection? The clindamycin is not working, been on it for 6 days. I know Levaquin (levofloxacin) is not the first choice, but I'm desperate.

Dental care needed: Antibiotics are a bandaid for dental infections. They can keep it from spreading, but to fix the problem you need to get the infection drained and usually the tooth needs to be removed. If the clindamycin wasn't helping, a different antibiotic is not likely to do any better. Please see a dentist.

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Clindamycin for tooth infection how fast will it work?

Clindamycin for tooth infection how fast will it work?

24-48 hours: Typically it takes 24-48 hours, but it would be a good idea to have a diagnosis. See your dentist or the prescribing doctor for an explanation ; remedy for the probnlem.

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A friend of mine have a tooth infection which she is not aware off. She was told to use cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) but she can't stand the pain.

A friend of mine have a tooth infection which she is not aware off. She was told to use cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) but she can't stand the pain.

She requires: She requires dental treatment. Merely taking antibiotics will not remove the cause of the infection and therefore will not solve the problem. She needs to see a dentist. There is nothing she can do on her own.

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I was prescribed cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) 150mg 4x daily for a tooth infection. I have developed a sinus infection severe cough and vag disch. Is this common?

Comorbid condition: Sinus infection can be caused or aggravated by an infection of an upper tooth. Very often, roots of the top back teeth lie very close to the sinuses. See your doctor for evaluation, imaging and treatment.

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How long does it take for the clindamycin to take effect on a tooth infection. The whole left side of my face swollen and seems to get worse every day?

24-48 hours: Know that antibiotics will not cure an abscessed tooth. Antibiotics may reduce severity and spread of infection, but root canal treatment/crown or extraction/implant/crown required. You may need I&D, change of antibiotic, and/or referral to a specialist. Contact your Dentist immediately.

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How long does penicillin treatment take for tooth infection?

How long does penicillin treatment take for tooth infection?

Varies: It takes about 24 hours for the antibiotic to begin working and it may take a few days for swelling to go down. Sometimes additional or different antibiotics have to be used if the first one didn't help. However, don't think that an antibiotic alone can fix the problem. It may make symptoms better, but you need to figure out why there is infection.

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My husband has clindamycin 300 for a tooth in fection I have a uti can I use his tablets to get rid of the uti is there anything I can take otc?

Clinda won't work: Clindamycin is not active against most of the bacteria that cause UTIs, and there are no safe and effective over-the-counter or natural treatments. (Some OTC "azo" products may help symptoms but don't treat the infection.) You definitely need professional care. Don't screw around with this; see your doctor soon to confirm the diagnosis and get proper treatment. Good luck!

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