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.

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Need general info on cephalosporin antibiotic?

Online. Go online and type in cephalosporins on a search engine. There will be information which will keep you reading for some time. Read more...

What is risk of reaction if allergic to pcn and taking cephalosporin antibiotic?

Some risk, but. The risk of an allergic reaction to cephalosporins in a penicillin-allergic patient is generally reported at between 7-18%. However, cephalosporins are very often given to patients who report an allergy to penicillin without any reactions. The exception is the patient with an anaphylactic reaction. You can be tested for confirmation of true penicillin and cephalosporin allergy. Read more...
Cephalosporin rx. Older studies suggested that there was a 5-7% risk of having a reaction to a cephalosporin if you had a history of penicillin allergy. However, there have been recent studies indicating that the newer cephalosporins are structurally different enough that the risk of cross reaction is quite low, even eliminating the need to test for penicillin allergy prior to administering the cephalosporin. Read more...

What do they prescribe cephalosporin antibiotic for?

Cephalosporins. These are antibiotics that have a very broad spectrum of use for many different bacterial infections. They are often used first or second line for many common infections and have to be used with care in patients with allergies to penicillin or other cephalosporins. They can treat skin, respiratory, urinary and sexually transmitted infections among many others. Read more...
Many infections. There are many different cephalosporins including 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th generation drugs. The cephalosporins in the different generations have different antibacterial spectra. From 1st to 4th there is generally decreasing gram positive and increasing gram negative activity. 5th generation teflaro has activity vs mrsa. Cephalosporins are used to treat a wide variety of infections. Read more...

Cephalosporin antibiotic for uti? And does this class of antibiotics cause any heart effects like qt prolongation?

OK for UTI;no longQT. The cephalosporin class can be used for treatment of a uti. Hopefully a culture was obtained to make sure the bacteria you are treating is sensitive to this. Cephalosporins cause no long qt issues. Read more...
See below. Cephalosporin antibiotics are frequently used to treat uti's. They are usually very well tolerated and do not generally prolong the qtc interval. Read more...

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...