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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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Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
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