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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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After how many days can I have sex after taking my metronidazole and clindamycin for my bacterial vaginosis?
BV: There are no restrictions to sexual activity for either the antibiotics or the condition. ...Read more
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
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
Would swapping from clindamycin cream to an oral anti biotic for bacterial vaginosis disrupt the treatment?
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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