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Is clindamycin a cephalosporin antibiotic?

Is clindamycin a cephalosporin antibiotic?

Not A CEPHALOSPORIN: Clindamycine is not a Cephalosporin It is an antibiotic of Lincosamide class which blocks the ribosome of the micro organism ...Read more

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Dr. John Leander Po
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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more


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Will Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) treat bacterial vaginosis?

Will Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) treat bacterial vaginosis?

BV: The CDC ( Centers for Disease Control) recommended treatments for bacterial vaginosis (BV) are metronidazole or clindamycin or tinidazole. Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is not a recommended treatment for BV. ...Read more

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Used cefixime, gemifloxacin, Enoxacin sesquihydrate, ciprofloxacin, doxycycline, sulfamethoxazole & trimethoprim, sparfloxacin still UTI frm 5 years.

Used cefixime, gemifloxacin, Enoxacin sesquihydrate, ciprofloxacin, doxycycline, sulfamethoxazole & trimethoprim, sparfloxacin still UTI frm 5 years.

Go to Urologist: I assume you have have been tested for all organisms and taken the appropriate amount of antibiotics for time as directed by the Doctor who gave them to you. Plumbing problem. You may have a Vesicoureteral reflux the retrograde passage of urine from the bladder into the upper urinary tract. This can be diagnosed by either a contrast voiding cystourethrogram or radionuclide cystogram. ...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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Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) antibiotic for salivary gland infection?

Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) antibiotic for salivary gland infection?

Don't self medicate: Please see an oral surgeon or ENT physician for proper diagnosis and treatment of your problem. They will prescribe the proper meds, if any, for your situation. ...Read more

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Staph infection, bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ointment or neosporin?

Staph infection, bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ointment or neosporin?

Staph aureus: You do not say what type of infection you have or how you know it is staphylococcal. You need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Can sulfa antibiotics ie. Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) affect oral birth control?

Can sulfa antibiotics ie. Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) affect oral birth control?

Yes: Any antibiotic can cause absorption issues with ocp's and render them ineffective. One should always ask about medications use with ocp's and the medication's effect on the ocp. If in doubt, use a back up method (comdon, foam, film etc) and talk to your pcp/gyn about it. Don't risk it! the price may be too high to pay! ...Read more

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Azithromycin resistant chlamydia?

Azithromycin resistant chlamydia?

Depends: Check with your doctor to see what it is sensitive to, and do not have unprotected sex in the future. ...Read more

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Will cipro (ciprofloxacin) treat mrsa?

Will cipro (ciprofloxacin) treat mrsa?

No: The vast majority of MRSA strains are resistant to cipro (ciprofloxacin). Mrsa if sensitive frequently develop resistance to Cipro (ciprofloxacin) during treatment. Oral septra/bactrim, doxycycline/minocycline or Clindamycin are much better choices. ...Read more

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Is amoxicillin / clavulanate same as bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim)?

Is amoxicillin / clavulanate same as bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim)?

No: Amoxicillin / clavulanate is a penicillin-type antibiotic. The clavulanate increases susceptability of some bacteria to the amoxicillin. Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is a combination sulfa antibiotic composed of two antibiotics: trimethprim and sulfamethoxazole. ...Read more

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Antibiotic Flagyl and alcohol?

Antibiotic Flagyl and alcohol?

Not a good idea: Drinking while taking Flagyl can cause an "antabuse (disulfuram)-like reaction, " which can make you very sick. It won't kill you, but you won't be happy. ...Read more

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Which is the best anabiotic for boils? Biaxin, Gentamicin, Azithromycin, Gentamicin, or Levaquin (levofloxacin)?

Which is the best anabiotic for boils? 
Biaxin, Gentamicin, Azithromycin, Gentamicin, or Levaquin (levofloxacin)?

None of these: See a DR, preferably a dermatologist. Begin with a diagnosis. Hidradenitis suppuritiva? Folliculitis? Distribution, location of "boils"? Specific features of them? How long? Best treatment can be determined by exam and evaluation of your entire physical state. With your stomach problem you should avoid any meds not clearly of benefit. Why no med for BP? ...Read more

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Can bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) treat gonorrhea?

Can bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) treat gonorrhea?

Not reliably: Sulfamethoxazole-trimethoprim (Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim)) might work against gonorrhea but it isn't reliable or recommended. If you are tempted to use Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) left over from some other infection becuase you suspect you have gonorrhea or were exposed... Don't do it! See a doctor or clinic for proper diagnosis and treatment. Good luck! ...Read more

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Dr. Allan Walkey
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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


Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Macrolide Antibiotic (Definition)

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