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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

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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Is it ok to take the metronidazole first then after 2days the clindamycin for my bacterial vaginosis?

Is it ok to take the metronidazole first then after 2days the clindamycin for my bacterial vaginosis?

Why?: The treatment for bacterial vaginosis is Metronidazole for 7 days. Clindamycin is also a treatment by itself but not to be used together or one after the other. If you were given Metronidazole 2 grams one time use, that's another story. I would follow the prescriber's instructions in that case. ...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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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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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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What is the difference between metronidazole and clindamycin for bacterial vaginosis ?

What is the difference between metronidazole and clindamycin for bacterial vaginosis ?

Bacterial vaginosis: Both medications are appropriate for treatment of bacterial vaginosis See: http://www.uptodate.com/contents/bacterial-vaginosis-beyond-the-basics ...Read more

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How many times and days should I take clyndamicin for my bacterial vaginosis?

Doctors Rx: You should always follow whatever instructions your doctor gave you for this medicine. Having said that, this medicine is typically dosed such that you take 1 applicatorful every night for 7 days. ...Read more

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Recurring BV I have been treated for bacterial vaginosis and it works for a few days up to a week and than it's back again...I have been taking flagyl... And it does work but just for a short time and the odor is back...What can I do to stop this vicious

Recurring BV I have been treated for bacterial vaginosis and it works for a few days up to a week and than it's back again...I have been taking flagyl... And it does work but just for a short time and the odor is back...What can I do to stop this vicious

The : The most common reason for bad smelling discharge in a woman is bacterial vaginosis (bv). Bv is not a sexually transmitted disease, but is an imbalance between the "good" and "bad" bacterial that normally live in the vagina. Douching and having sex can both put you at risk since these activities cause a change in the vaginal environment leading to an overgrowth of "bad" bacteria. Many women will complain of a fishy odor, increased discharge and a few may even have itching and discomfort. It is diagnosed by the doctor testing your vaginal discharge. Bv is typically treated with a short course of antibiotics. Recurrent BV is very common. Even though BV is not considered a sexually transmitted disease, using condoms and treating the male partner have both been shown to decrease reoccurence of bv. Other behaviors pertaining to hygiene such as wiping "back to front", wearing cotton panties and avoiding douching can also decrease bv. You can also talk to your doctor about long-term topical treatments. ...Read more

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Bacterial Infection Of The Vagina (Definition)

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