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My dentist prescribed me clindamycin 150mg. what is it used for?

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rc4 9 Jan 2013

Hi-MZ: For theraputic indications: Clindamycin is indicated for the treatment of severe infections caused by susceptible Gram-positive aerobic organisms, staphylococci (penicillinase / and non- penicillinase producing), streptococci (with the exception of Streptococcus faecalis) and pnuemonicocci or by susceptible anaerobic organisms.

Consideration should be given to official guidance regarding the appropriate use of antibacterial agents.

Clindamycin does not penetrate the blood/brain barrier in therapeutically effective quantities.

THe bottom line here is it is only to be used in series infections. Good luck, take it as directed and be well!

Inactive 9 Jan 2013

Hello mzjluv73,

Clindamycin is used in the treatment of sinusitis; bacterial infection; bacterial vaginitis; skin infection; diverticulitis , and belongs to the drug class lincomycin derivatives.

Clindamycin is associated with the treatment of:

Aspiration Pneumonia
Bacterial Endocarditis Prevention
Bacterial Infection
Bacterial Vaginitis
Bone infection
Deep Neck Infection
Intraabdominal Infection
Joint Infection
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
Pneumocystis Pneumonia
Prevention of Perinatal Group B Streptococcal Disease
Skin Infection
Surgical Prophylaxis
Toxoplasmosis, Prophylaxis

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