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Is Clindamycin A Penicillin
How long after Clindamycin or Penicillin (for unrelated) do I need to wait for a rapid or Strep culture to be accurate?
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
Allergic to penicillin & clindamycin. What can I take for a tooth infection? The tooth is being removed next week
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
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 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
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
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?
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
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
What dose of clindamycin is used to treat strep throat for penicillin allergic PTs? Dose per day in mgs?
30 mgm / KG: Can stop after 6 days. There are other meds for strep that are less likely to cause intestinal changes. ...Read more
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
Allergic to many broad spectrum antibiotics, including penicillin, cephalosporins. Clindamycin, Bactrim, Cipro (ciprofloxacin) gave C Diff. What would work for Sinus?
Allergic to penicillin, clindamycin, have mitral valve prolapse and pvcs at times. Have gum surgery soon and need to take an antibiotic. Is azithromycin safe for me given fda warnings?
Need antibiotic for dental surgery can't take penicillin or cindimycin what else is effective but not hard on body.?
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
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