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How many days does it take for clindamycin to start working when being treated for bacterial vaginosis?

How many days does it take for clindamycin to start working when being treated for bacterial vaginosis?

About 48 hours: You should feel better within about 48 hours, but please take all of your prescribed medication to clear thje infection. ...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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How long does it take for clindamycin to begin working when being treated for bacterial vaginosis?

Oral or Vaginal?: Vaginal creams take between 3 to 7 days. Oral antibiotics may take up to 10 days as they are systemic and not local to the vagina. ...Read more

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How ling does clindamycin for bacterial vaginosis take to work?

How ling does clindamycin for bacterial vaginosis take to work?

About 3-5 days: Antibiotic treatment for bacterial vaginosis infections take about 3-5 days to start feeling better. It is important to finish the whole antibiotic treatment even if the vaginal symptoms go away, or the infection is more likely to return. Also any antibiotic for BV cures it about 85% of the time, so it doesn't always work. Sometimes the infection comes back and needs to be treated again. ...Read more

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Can clindamycin HCl 300 mg capsule be use for bacterial vaginosis bv?

Can clindamycin HCl 300 mg capsule be use for bacterial vaginosis bv?

Yes/Off label use: Yes Clindamycin 300mg twice daily for 7 days is an effective alternative to Metronidazole for the treatment of bacterial vaginosis caused by gardnerella vaginalis. It is important that a proper diagnosis be made by your doctor. Be sure to complete the antibiotic course. Common side effects include diarrhea, abdominal pain, nausea/vomitting. Report any uncontrollable diarrhea/severe abdoninal pain. ...Read more

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Is it normal to develop a yellow discharge while treating bacterial vaginosis with oral clindamycin ?

Is it normal to develop a yellow discharge while treating bacterial vaginosis with oral clindamycin ?

Vaginal discharge: A yellowish vaginal discharge is most common with a trichomonas infection. Clindamycin is not an adequate treatment for trichomonas. An antibiotic called Metronidazole is usually used. It is possible that you may have had both germs at the same time and that with elimination of the gardnerella which cause bacterial vaginosis, the trichomonas had more of a chance to overgrow. ...Read more

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My doctor prescribed me clindamycin 2% 7 day cream for bacterial vaginosis while pregnant. Will this be affective and is it okay?

My doctor prescribed me clindamycin 2% 7 day cream for bacterial vaginosis while pregnant. Will this be affective and is it okay?

BV: Clindamycin cream is effective in bacterial vaginosis. It's not as effective as Flagyl but is pretty effective overall. It's safe as well. You need to be re-tested to document the cure. ...Read more

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