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Can you take clindamycin for a uti?
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Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes !
Urinary tract infections are caused by bacteria sensitive to various antibiotics.
E coli, an frequent offender, is most often sensitive to cephalosporins and sulfa drugs.

In brief: Yes !
Urinary tract infections are caused by bacteria sensitive to various antibiotics.
E coli, an frequent offender, is most often sensitive to cephalosporins and sulfa drugs.
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
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Dr. Michael Ein
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
2 doctors agree
In brief: Not usually
Clindamycin is not generally used for utis because it is not active against the bacteria that usually cause these infections.
It also does not achieve high levels in the urine. A different antibiotic would almost always be better.

In brief: Not usually
Clindamycin is not generally used for utis because it is not active against the bacteria that usually cause these infections.
It also does not achieve high levels in the urine. A different antibiotic would almost always be better.
Dr. Michael Ein
Dr. Michael Ein
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