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Clindamycin 300mg for bladder infection?

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Dr. Kathleen Mullane
Internal Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Wrong drug for bugs

Very few organisms in the bladder susceptible to clinda.
If you have antibiotic left over from a different infection, throw it away! bladder infection antibiotics are geared towards the bacteria that are found in the realm of the bladder (clinda treates skin staph & some gut anaerobic bacteria). We try once w/best guess (bactrim, amp, cipro) if we fail we treat by culture and susceptibilities.

In brief: Wrong drug for bugs

Very few organisms in the bladder susceptible to clinda.
If you have antibiotic left over from a different infection, throw it away! bladder infection antibiotics are geared towards the bacteria that are found in the realm of the bladder (clinda treates skin staph & some gut anaerobic bacteria). We try once w/best guess (bactrim, amp, cipro) if we fail we treat by culture and susceptibilities.
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