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Wondering when would you prescribe a course of 5 days of 300 mg clindamycin after root canal on infected tooth vs 7 days or more. ?

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Dr. Randolph Todd
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In brief: Depends on infection

The effective rate of arresting the infection is on average five days for clindamycin.
Taking an antibiotic longer than necessary increases the risk of adverse reactions. More virulent infections may require longer administration periods. Ask your dentist what your specific infection will require.

In brief: Depends on infection

The effective rate of arresting the infection is on average five days for clindamycin.
Taking an antibiotic longer than necessary increases the risk of adverse reactions. More virulent infections may require longer administration periods. Ask your dentist what your specific infection will require.
Dr. Randolph Todd
Dr. Randolph Todd
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In brief: Ask your dentist

Since the dentist who prescribed your medications knows your condition best, s/he is the best person to answer this question for you.
It is very difficult to second guess your treating doctor.

In brief: Ask your dentist

Since the dentist who prescribed your medications knows your condition best, s/he is the best person to answer this question for you.
It is very difficult to second guess your treating doctor.
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