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Long Term Effects Of Clindamycin
Sometimes a while: Clindamycin was the first antimicrobial to be linked to pseudo membranous enterocolitis, a potential serious and even life threatening infection due to clostridium difficile. If diarrhea continues especially with a kind of mousy/musty odor, seek medical attention. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Depends: The drug is out of your system in <15 hours but the side effects may linger depending on what you have. For instance c. Difficile diarrhea can be very persistent as can some allergic reactions. ...Read more
How long does clindamycin stay in your system after finishing the prescription? How long do the side effects last?
1-2 days: Clindamycin is metabolized and eliminated quite rapidly, usually gone within a day or two. However, some side effects, especially diarrhea, can last a lot longer, especially if due to Clostridium dificile. C. diff problems can be triggered by clindamycin. If in doubt, get in touch ASAP with the doctor who prescribed it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Developed clindamycin rash the day after I finished, last pill 30 hours ago. I am on Benadryl (diphenhydramine) from the doc. How long does the rash and effects last.?
Variable: Can stay for some time, we don't know for sure if it is related to the clindamycin? If it doesn't go away, revisit your doctor, usually benadryl (diphenhydramine) would suffice. For your safety later on, avoid clindamycin and tell your providers of the rash, unless it is really necessary to take the clindamycin again, it should be through an allergist, good luck ...Read more
Not long: Clindamycin has a relatively short half life and has to be dosed multiple times daily. But its most worrisome potential adverse effect, c. Difficile colitis, can persist long after the Clindamycin is gone. Take probiotics (at least yogurt) while on this med and if you develop signififcant diarrhea or cramps, get checked out. ...Read more
Right away: You can take these drugs at the same time if it's desired. The zithromax has a long half life and will remain in your body for 5 days after you stop taking it. Clindamycin's half life is much shorter and it will be eliminated from your body much more rapidly after stopping it. ...Read more
Acne antibiotics: Topical Clindamycin is used when acne is not controlled by standard care with benzoyl peroxide/salacylic acid or other otc products used religiously. It should be used in conjunction with other therapies. Unlike systemic antibiotics little is absorbed. The only limit for use is: toxicities (rash, diarrhea, c diff), inefficacy/resistance, resolution of acne. ...Read more
No need: No need to wait. Some antibiotics are antagonistic if in the system simultaneously. These two will not antagonize each other. Proceed. ...Read more
How long after starting clindamycin will I know for sure I won't have a reaction/ bad side effect? And how long will the first one stay in my system?
Hi. How long should I use BP 4% wash and clindamycin n nicotinamide faceclin gel?? How long does it take to see visible results? ?? . thanks!
24 hours, partial: Normally after the first day I expect dental patients to be feeling close to 50% better. ...Read more
Clindamycin: The half-life of a drug is the time it takes for half of the drug in the body to be eliminated. After 5 half lives, the drug is considered gone from the body. The half life of Clindamycin is about 2.5 hours so normally it should take 12.5 hours after the last dose for all of the drug to be out of the body. ...Read more
Depends on administr: IV immediately and oral about 6 hours after ingestion ...Read more
If taking clindamycin 900 mg. A day (300 mg. Ev. 8 hours) for 2 weeks- how long to get out of system once finished?
Should not be more: Than 48 hours before all the Clindamycin activity in your body has dissipated/metabolized completely. I do not think it even takes that long in healthy young individuals, but in older populations it can hang around longer, depending on the renal clearance (kidney function). Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more
Prescribed clindamycin 500mg 4x day. Keep forgetting 4th dose. Can I take it 3x a day as long as I finish all the pills.
Yes u can but: Mention this to ur dr. Take care! ...Read more
Depends on cause:
If your pharyngitis is bacterial, and a bacteria that is susceptible to clindamycin, you should start feeling better in 24-48 hours.
Clindamycin will not treat a viral infection. Viral infections will usually go away after 7-10 days.
If your symptoms are worsening on antibiotics or you have having a harder time breathing or swallowing, you may want to see your doctor. ...Read more
Clindamycin: Usually 7 to 13 days.Get a more detailed answer ›
A week: Drug reactions usually take 7-10 days to clear after stopping the medication. ...Read more