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How long after Clindamycin or Penicillin (for unrelated) do I need to wait for a rapid or Strep culture to be accurate?

How long after Clindamycin or Penicillin (for unrelated) do I need to wait for a rapid or Strep culture to be accurate?

Rapid strep: Tests detect Streptococcus DNA therefore it should be fairly more accurate than strep cultures if there is presence of antibiotics within the same time frame. 1 Week after the last antibiotic should be enough to wait before results are secure. ...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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Can clindamycin and phenoxymethyl penicillin be taken together safely?

Can clindamycin and phenoxymethyl penicillin be taken together safely?

Probably: Clindamycin and penicillin are in different classes - so they can be taken together. However, taking them together may lead to an increased (high) risk for diarrhea. ...Read more

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Allergic to penicillin & clindamycin. What can I take for a tooth infection? The tooth is being removed next week

Allergic to penicillin & clindamycin. What can I take for a tooth infection? The tooth is being removed next week

Agreed, in additiona: In addition to what the previous doc had in the answer, if you want to have anaerobic bacteria covered, Flagyl will be the choice. ...Read more

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I'm allergic to penicillin and camping in remote area. Will 150 mg. Clindamycin. Treat my strep? Should I double it? How often do I take it?

I'm allergic to penicillin and camping in remote area. Will 150 mg. Clindamycin. Treat my strep? Should I double it? How often do I take it?

Talk to doctor: I think catching a strep infection from camping is at the very low risk category. You should be more worried over GI or sinus issues. Discuss with your doctor re the best choice for your travel destination since clindamycin may lead to serious GI issue for some people and this is not something you would ever want to suffer in a remote area. ...Read more

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I have an abcess tooth, is something wrong? I have had an abcess tooth for almost 3weeks now, I have been on penicillin 500mg 3times a day, that didn't help. I'm now on clindamycin 300mg every 6 hours, it got the abcess to come to a head and pop, but I st

I have an abcess tooth, is something wrong? I have had an abcess tooth for almost 3weeks now, I have been on penicillin 500mg 3times a day, that didn't help. I'm now on clindamycin 300mg every 6 hours, it got the abcess to come to a head and pop, but I st

From: From your symptoms you appear to have an extremely broken down or periodontally involved tooth. Antibiotics will not fix your dental problems, they only take care of the symptoms in the short term so that a dentist can treat the problem. Are you self medicating or were these antibiotics prescribed for you?

The problem with taking the antibiotics for so long without dental treatment is that you kill off the weaker bacteria leaving yourself with a "super" infection, which is antibiotic resistant and can spread to other parts of your body. The earaches and headaches are from the pressure inside of the bone around the infection. The abcess may now have to be surgically drained to relieve the pressure and rid you of the infection so that you can be treated.

Please seek dental care immediately to avoid further complications. ...Read more

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Hi im pregnant in my first trimester and have a uti I have penicillin 500mg and clindamycin 300mg can I take either one?

Hi im pregnant in my first trimester and have a uti I have penicillin 500mg and clindamycin 300mg can I take either one?

See your doctor: You need to see a doctor for treatment whether pregnant or not. Choosing medication you have at home is not the right decision. It is also very important while pregnant to consult your doctor before taking any medication ...Read more

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I was put on clindamycin over a week ago but here recently I've been experiencing a rash on my arms. I'm allergic to penicillin is this related?

I was put on clindamycin over a week ago but here recently I've been experiencing a rash on my arms. I'm allergic to penicillin is this related?

No: Clindamycin is not related to penicillin. A rash that shows up after a week of taking a medication is not necessarily and allergy. I would visit with the physician that prescribed the clindamycin and possibly be referred to an allergist depending on your rash and other symptoms. ...Read more

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Not allergic to penicillin. Do I have to take clindamycin as prescribed after root canal coronal leakage. Concerned about intestinal problems c- diffi?

Not allergic to penicillin. Do I have to take clindamycin as prescribed after root canal coronal leakage. Concerned about intestinal problems c- diffi?

Talk to your dentist: It is not appropriate to advise you to change antibiotics here. Share your concerns with the dentist that prescribed. Btw, unless you have had c diff previously, the chance of it occurring are slim. ...Read more

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I was on 10 day regimen of penicillin for a tooth abscess. The dentist filled my tooth then pain seriously worsened. Now im taking clindamycin and starting fourth day. Still in severe pain.?

Abcess: If you had an abcessed tooth, then a filling is not the right treatment. The abcessed tooth would require a root canal treatment. If you had a root canal treatment, then possibly the new antibiotic needs to work. Sometimes adding a steroid can help. You may consult with an emdodontist, or root canal specialist, for a second opinion. Also make sure another tooth nearby isn't the culprit. ...Read more

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Tested a few drops of liquid clindamycin on skin after last use (1 yr ago) I was itchy. Get itchy/redness often with ABs. Told DDS & said to try anyway. Also Penicillin allergy. Skin on arm got red after it dried on it. Can I take it or is it allergy?

Tested a few drops of liquid clindamycin on skin after last use (1 yr ago) I was itchy. Get itchy/redness often with ABs. Told DDS & said to try anyway. Also Penicillin allergy. Skin on arm got red after it dried on it. Can I take it or is it allergy?

Get tested: You may have allergy to some antibiotics. You do not want to take any medication that, for you, can produce allergic consequences. Would be best to discuss this, and be tested, with an Allergist. ...Read more

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Allergic to many broad spectrum antibiotics, including penicillin, cephalosporins. Clindamycin, Bactrim, Cipro (ciprofloxacin) gave C Diff. What would work for Sinus?

Allergic to many broad spectrum antibiotics, including penicillin, cephalosporins. Clindamycin, Bactrim, Cipro (ciprofloxacin) gave C Diff. What would work for Sinus?

Sinus Infection: It sounds like it may be safer not to use antibiotics. A steroid spray with a course of Prednisone may help. Even gentle saline spray may be useful. Talk to your doctor about your allergies and testing to confirm them. All the best. ...Read more

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Need antibiotic for dental surgery can't take penicillin or cindimycin what else is effective but not hard on body.?

Need antibiotic for dental surgery can't take penicillin or cindimycin what else is effective but not hard on body.?

Other ideas: You should talk with your dr about using something in the tetracycline family or the fluroroquinolone family. ...Read more

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I got strep for 10years, puss on tonsils, now sinusitis. Tried penicilin amoxicilin doxy clyndamicin, zithro. My ears, neck and sinuses hurt. What to do?

I got strep for 10years, puss on tonsils, now sinusitis. Tried penicilin amoxicilin doxy clyndamicin, zithro. My ears, neck and sinuses hurt. What to do?

See ENT: After all this treatment it sounds like you may have some abnormality in your sinus cavities or tonsils. I suggest that you see an Ear, Nose and Throat specialist to see if they can determine the cause. Sometimes removal of the tonsils or repair of a deviated septum in the nose can stop these types of chronic problems. ...Read more

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Can you dink while taking penicillin?

Can you dink while taking penicillin?

Yes: No problem taking penicillin class antibiotics with alcohol but keep it in moderation. If you have a significant infection it would be best to abstain until the infection has resolved. ...Read more

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What drugs has penicillin resulted in?

What drugs has penicillin resulted in?

Virtually all!: All modern antibiotics were developed based on the success of Penicillin, but they are not all considered the same class as penicillin. ...Read more

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What is penicillin usually prescribed for?

What is penicillin usually prescribed for?

Infection: Any infection that is susceptible to it. In recent history, penicillin is used either for strep infections or syphilis. ...Read more

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If you took 3 penicillin would you be oka or would you overdose?

If you took 3 penicillin would you be oka or would you overdose?

OK: Thankfully, if you took 3 penicillin you don't need to go to the ER or call poison control. Depending on the strength of penicillin, sometimes it is dosed to take 4 times a day (not all at once), but if you accidentally took them all at once you still won't "overdose" - might get a stomach ache or diarrhea, but no OD. Still, always take your meds as prescribed!!! ...Read more

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Is azythromycin like penicillin?

Is azythromycin like penicillin?

No: It is a completely different class of antibiotics. Azithromycin is a macrolide. So if you're allergic to penicillins only, you can take azithromycin. ...Read more

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What can penicillin do with mvp?

What can penicillin do with mvp?

MVP: Pcn used to be used as a prophylactic anti biotic for mvp to prevent SBE. How ever present recommendations are that there is no need for anti biotic prophylaxis for simple mvp and as such pcn usage for mvp has been discontinued. ...Read more

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Does penicillin damage kidneys?

Does penicillin damage kidneys?

Usually not: Penicillin antibiotics are not intrinsically nephrotoxic. Rare patients develop allergic interstitial nephritis from penicillins. This is characterized by fever, eosinophilia, eosinophiluria, progressive renal insufficiency and sometimes skin rash. ...Read more

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Could penicillin vk get you high?

Not that I know: Antibiotics like pencillin generally do not have any effect on cognition. I am unaware of any psychotropic effects of pen vk. ...Read more

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Can penicillin cause an infection?

Can penicillin cause an infection?

Possibly: It's use could lead to an over-growth of yeast. ...Read more

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What is penicillin vk 500 used for?

What is penicillin vk 500 used for?

Dental Infections: While pen vk is not used very often in medicine anymore, it is used in dentistry all the time because it is one of the most effective antibiotics for dental infections. ...Read more

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