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Can I develop a tolerance to clindamycin that will make it less effective to treat future vaginal infections?

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Dr. Sheila Goodman
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: It might

Any bacteria can become resistant to an antibiotic if it is used repeatedly.
If you are pregnant and the Clindamycin is being used to treat a vaginal infection, either Metronidazole or oral Clindamycin is likely to work better.

In brief: It might

Any bacteria can become resistant to an antibiotic if it is used repeatedly.
If you are pregnant and the Clindamycin is being used to treat a vaginal infection, either Metronidazole or oral Clindamycin is likely to work better.
Dr. Sheila Goodman
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Dr. Michael Ein
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Unlikely

Clindamycin is not commonly used to treat vaginitis.
It might be used for bacterial vaginosis but metronidazole(flagyl) is better. Tolerance would be unlikely to develop with Clindamycin use.

In brief: Unlikely

Clindamycin is not commonly used to treat vaginitis.
It might be used for bacterial vaginosis but metronidazole(flagyl) is better. Tolerance would be unlikely to develop with Clindamycin use.
Dr. Michael Ein
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