User Reviews for Clindamycin
Also known as: Cleocin, Cleocin HCl, Cleocin Pediatric, Cleocin Phosphate, Cleocin Phosphate ADD-Vantage
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Reviews for Clindamycin to treat Bone infection
"Often prescribed for patients with penn allergy with tooth and jaw infection. I found that the stomach pain makes me not want to take it. I find that eat half your meal, take the pill, then finish your food somehow helps reduce the pain and nausea. It Also helps cut down on the metal acid taste in your mouth. Drink a Danactive with each pill no matter what. Also...most important... get a script for zofran which is an anti emetic or anti barf pill. Helps tremendously. I take less than prescribed because I weigh less and it's much easier on the gut and still very effective. I'm not advising you decrease doses unless you understand what your doing. Can cause more harm that's not worth the reduction in side effects."
Jaketg1 June 4, 2017
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"Had a raging toothache in a tooth that had a root canal several years prior. Dentist thinks hidden canal may not have been cleared, but could also have been sinusitis, as the toothache coincided with bad head cold. Anyway, I am allergic to most narcotic pain killers, so could only go with mega doses of ibuprofin to make tolerable and he prescribed clyndamycin for the infection, as I am also allergic to most penicillins. 300 mg 4x/day. Started to feel pain relief after 7th-8th dose (i.e., 40 hours). See lots of scary side effects here, but haven't had them yet myself. Just take with meal and lost of water. A little loose stool, but I'll take that over the tooth pain any day."
Sean J (taken for less than 1 month) February 12, 2017
7 users found this comment helpful.
"I was prescribed this for a tooth infection by day 2 I had to go the the hospital as the infection spread to my bones in my face. They gave me an IV dose in the emergency room and then had to go back for another at 11pm then again at 830am the next day. They hooked me up to an IV pump so I could have my 3 doses a day at home. Day 2 of IV and I have fever chills all of my joints ache and have major kidney pain. And the heartburn omg its so bad. Didn't think I would get the heartburn with an IV. I have to say I'm not a fan of this medication. Only a few more days left of this hell I hope. Still haven't eaten anything more than peanut butter since my mouth and face hurts so much. Not a drug I would recommend"
Tan83 (taken for less than 1 month) January 15, 2017
3 users found this comment helpful.
"I was put on Clindamycin for cellulitis, but the doctor missed the concurrent jawbone infection, so I was taken off of it too early (16 days). It was doing a marvelous job on my jaw pain. 11 days of being off it allowed the bone infection to come back and spread painfully. Finally, a dentist diagnosed the jaw infection that moved over from the sore throat and cellulitis (teeth fine), and my PCP put me back on Clindamycin. After several days, the improvement has been steady. I hope they treat me long enough to help fully clear up the bone infection this time. Great stuff. Absolutely drink lots of water with it. Helps a lot. Food too. Prayer too."
Ekim123 March 31, 2016
22 users found this comment helpful.
"Oh my God, my neck, ear and jaw pain was the worst of all pain. After nearly 24 hours, I saw improvements. I found that its best to take the med w/ food..."
TweetChoc (taken for less than 1 month) March 31, 2016
12 users found this comment helpful.
"After what was supposed to be a filling, turned into a molar extraction, I ended up with dry socket. Around day 5 after the extraction I also ended up Osteomyltis starting in the same area as the extraction. I was than prescribed Clindamycin, as the infection was getting worse and the pain was excruciating from my jawbone to my ear and in the dry socket. The Clindamycin after 2 days of being on it, I could start feeling a difference. By the time I finished the prescription there were no ill effects and minimal permanent damage to my jaw."
Rikki Lei (taken for less than 1 month) March 2, 2015
21 users found this comment helpful.
"I am currently taking 330 mg capsules after one of my dental implants failed to take and the doc thinks there is an infection. I don't know that the medicine is helping that condition, there never has been any pain, swelling or drainage. However, as many others, the "heartburn" is like I've never experienced. I tolerate pain pretty well, but I was on the verge of tears when I climbed into bed one night. I honestly thought it might be an oncoming heart attack. I found taking an ibuprofen with the capsule headed off much of the bother. Saw nothing listed in the side effects list that came with the medicine, but is frequently mentioned here."
Rocketman007 May 26, 2014
14 users found this comment helpful.
"Taking clindamycin has been difficult for me. It's caused nausea, diarrhea, and stomach pain. But it's also been the only thing to clear up my jaw bone infection. They gave me 2 other types of antibiotics before this and neither helped. If you can endure the unpleasant side effects, it's a good medicine for it."
Annefl September 15, 2013
36 users found this comment helpful.
"If it weren't for clindamycin. I would not know what to do, it is a life saver from all the pain or unbearable comfort. I am reading the reviews, but it seems like people forget to suggest to drink lots of water; I always remember to drink lots of water with antibiotics because if you do not, you will feel like your insides are getting parched, and I think that is from the medicine. Sometimes I get occasional runny stomach, but not bad enough to where I had to stop because if it is constant you will have to tell the doctor and stop the pills, but I recommend this to anyone."
Muoshoo (taken for less than 1 month) July 23, 2013
27 users found this comment helpful.
Cleocin HCl (clindamycin): "Clindamycin was the only antibiotic that worked for severe jaw bone infection. "
Anonymous September 21, 2010
68 users found this comment helpful.
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