doxycycline was prescribed for a gum infection, and clindamycin was prescribed for an infection on one of my theet.
Is doxycycline, the same as clindamycin? can they both be used for a dental infection?
Question posted by Cusi on 22 Nov 2010
Last updated on 7 December 2010
No they are not the same.
Doxycycline and Clindamycin are both antibiotics used to treat bacterial infections but they belong to different classes of antibiotics.
Doxycycline is a Tetracycline antibiotic and Clindamycin is a Lincosamide antibiotic.
Doxycycline is commonly prescribed to treat gum disease and Clindamycin can be used if the infection is severe and the causative bacteria is known to be susceptible to Clindamycin.
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