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Doctor insights on: Is Clindamycin A Macrolide

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What happens if I'm allergic to clindamycin will I be allergic to clarithromycin?

What happens if I'm allergic to clindamycin will I be allergic to clarithromycin?

Not Necessarily: Your allergist can test this for you. Usually people who are allergic to erythromycin have cross reactivity with azithromycin, clarithromycin. Issues with Clindamycin are less easy to predict. ...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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Is it okay to use clyndamycin phosphate gel and clarithromycin gel together?

Is it okay to use clyndamycin phosphate gel and clarithromycin gel together?

No interactions: No interactions are identified, but it may add irritation to the skin. Try it for while, and if you develop any redness or rash stop taking one or the other. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: clindamycin?

Antibiotic: 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 on stopping protein synthesis ...Read more

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Will clindamycin cure chlamydia?

Will clindamycin cure chlamydia?

Not recommended: Usually this is treated w either azithromycin or doxycyvline... Clinda can be considered as an alternate treatment in complicated infections as an IV INFUSION plus gentamicin IV ...Read more

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Clindamycin phosphate is for what?

Clindamycine for wha: Clindamycine is an antibiotic which is effective against many bacterria and is used alone and in combination with other antibiotics far several infectious conditions. ...Read more

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Is clindamycin used to treat stds?

Is clindamycin used to treat stds?

No: It's not used to treat stds, but it might sometimes be used as a component of therapy for pid. ...Read more

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Is clindamycin used to treat chlamydia?

NO: While this med is often used for bacterial vaginitis & a long list of other bacterial infections, there is no indication that it would be an effective rx for chlamydia. Erythromycin, Azithromycin or Doxycycline are the primary agents. ...Read more

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Clindamycin 300mg for bladder infection?

Clindamycin 300mg for bladder infection?

Wrong drug for bugs: Very few organisms in the bladder susceptible to clinda. If you have antibiotic left over from a different infection, throw it away! Bladder infection antibiotics are geared towards the bacteria that are found in the realm of the bladder (clinda treates skin staph & some gut anaerobic bacteria). We try once w/best guess (bactrim, amp, cipro) if we fail we treat by culture and susceptibilities. ...Read more

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Would clindamycin help get rid of a uti?

Not the drug of: Choice, I use generic Cipro (ciprofloxacin) or Levaquin if no allergies works well and usually only need 5 days and there are many other ones you can use please call your doc or go to urgent visit center. ...Read more

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Can I take clindamycin and drink alcohol?

Mixing: Yes, but it will lower the effect of the antibiotics. ...Read more

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Macrolides/tetracyclines toxic in any way?

Macrolides/tetracyclines toxic in any way?

What does toxic mean: They are toxic to bacteria. Not usually toxic to humans side effects are possible...Macrolides often cause stomach irritation. Tetracycline may discolor teeth with long term use and are inactivated by concomitant intake of dairy products containing calcium or iron containing vitamins and antacids. ...Read more

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What are the uses of clindamycin phosphate?

Infection.: The topical forms are for acne treatment and folliculitis (hair follicle infection). The oral form is for bacterial infection which would respond to clindamycin. ...Read more

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What're the doses for macrolide antibiotics?

What're the doses for macrolide antibiotics?

Different: There is different macrolides, each one has different dosing. Which one u r asking about? ...Read more

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Why is my gf taking clindamycin vaginal cream?

Probably BV: One possibility is that she is being treated for a bacterial infection called bacterial vaginosis. ...Read more

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Is clindamycin effective for an abcessed tooth?

Is clindamycin effective for an abcessed tooth?

May need drainage...: Clinda is good, but you may need to verify that you do not need a drainage procedure for the abscess. Drainage can help resolve an infection very quickly. ...Read more

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-clindamycin-can I use for helicobacter pylori?

-clindamycin-can I use for helicobacter pylori?

No: Clindamycin is not fda-approved for the treatment of h. Pylori. The fda-approved regimen includes 2-4 weeks of treatment consisting of between two to four medications. See your doctor and get treated appropriately. ...Read more

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Clindamycin pledgets for acne do they work well?

Clindamycin pledgets for acne do they work well?

Clindamycin: Topical antibiotics such as Clindamycin are effective at reducing the bacteria associated with acne. See a dermatologist to discuss treatment options, combination therapy and to review side effects. ...Read more

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Clarithromycin (Definition)

Treats and prevents infections. Also used in combination with other medicines to treat duodenal ulcers caused by h. Pylori. This medicine ...Read more


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Macrolide Antibiotic (Definition)

Macrolides are a kind of anti-bacterial ...Read more