How Long Does Clindamycin Remain In Your System After Finishing Treatment

jana Says:

I am finishing a 7 day dose of clindamycin 300 mg taken once every 8 hours on Friday, which leaves me with no weekend coverage if dental infection isn't gone. My dentist told me yesterday that it can remain in my system for awhile, is this true? If so, for how long?

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Verwon Says:

Hello, Jana! How are you?

Yes, that is correct.

However, how is the infection doing? If the antibiotic is working, there should be no worsening after being on it for a full 24 hours and you should start to see some improvement after taking it for a full 3 days.

The FDA lists the typical side effects of this medication as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, non-allergic skin rash and diarrhea.

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Bunny Says:

I had a severe headache with flushed feeling after taking clindesse vaginally.never again bad drug

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Ash Says:

Took clindamycin for 3 day and stopped. I got stomach burning and I feel like I'm getting a heart attack. My heart is skipping beats n racing. Can this thing cause A heart attack?

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Laz Says:

Any antibiotic can give upset stomach and diarrhea. If u feel like you have a heart attack then u should go to the hospital. An antibiotic won't give u a heart attack, but it can still give you an allergic reaction. You can also develop C diff, a bacterial infection in your colon after taking antibiotics which needs treatment.

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Renee Says:

I am taking clindamycin 300 mg 3x a day for a foot infection. How many hours after stopping my dosage can I resume my vitamins--B-12, B complex, minerals, iodine, N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine 600mg, and lecithin?

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Pamma Says:

I've been taking this medicine for 10 days (two capsules every 6 hours). How long will this remain in my system?

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Rosie Says:

How long does it takes for clindamycin 300mg to get out your system after taking it for one day...i felt real sick after that one day..i I felt like I was have a heart attack..

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Barb Says:

One simple question: How long will Clindamycin 300 mg remain in my system once I stopped taking it? Since taking this I ended up in the ER for pain in my jaw, across my back & a little chest pain. I experienced the jaw pain a few more times and it also still feels like a thickness or swollen feeling in my neck & throat but not like it's closing. My EKG & blood work were all fine. I'm a 56 yr old female, 114 lbs, never smoked, blood pressure always on the low side 110/60. Bottom line, to be safe I am now seeing a Cardiologist to have an Echocardiography & an Echo Stress test scheduled. I have NEVER felt like this before taking this pill & I will NEVER take it again.

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Rhonda Says:

I feel sick at my stomach and my face is swelling on 1 side only took 1

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Ronni Says:

I have just finished taking bactrim and clindamycin for 20 days for an abscess I had. I'm all healed now and finished the antibiotics two days ago. Now my feet itch like crazy. Is this a normal thing when you stop taking these two antibiotics together?

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Jt Says:

This drug has been known to cause heart attacks and has caused death

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Lee Says:

I am going through the same exact problem. Trouble breathing and shortness of breath. I am never taking this again. I hope you are feeling better.

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susan Says:

Re: Verwon (# 1) Expand Referenced Message

i had to stop my clindamycin because of bad reactions, i got a rash, i got blood in my Urin my red blood cells were up in my Urin and my thyroid level was thrown off, i was on it sine last Wednesday the 20 stopped it on Monday would it be out of my system by now and will my other stuff clear up, am taking generic Flagel now

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susan Says:

Re: Lee (# 12) Expand Referenced Message

feeling a little better but i am still weak, my heart rate was over 100 my BP was 162/80 on Sunday felt like i could not breath either

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Lee Says:

Re: Rhonda (# 9) Expand Referenced Message

Go to emergency if your face is swelling!! That sounds scary. Hope it worked out

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Hannah88 Says:

Re: Lee (# 12) Expand Referenced Message

i am 30 year old female . I have been on clindamycin for 14 days . For folliculitis let me say i was fine for a while then afew days ago i had bad chest pains that were also in my upper back . I flipped out thought i was having a heart attack . Followed by shortness of breath . sisnt think anything of it cause my symptoms lessened so i remained takingbthe pill . Now i feel muscle weakness my joint ache ex wrist and neck . Lets say im not taking it anymore i really thought about goung to er but dont want to at all . I just hope i feel better soon

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susan Says:

Re: Lee (# 15) Expand Referenced Message

have you ever been on clindamycin i am glad i am off it but will the blood in my Urin be out by now and the red blood cells and the protein too. i do not want to see this antibiotic on the market again

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Lily Says:

I was taking 300mg of Clindamycin 4 times a day, every 6 hours for 7 days, for a tooth infection. When I was finished with my antibiotic I asked my dentist and a pharmacist how long this remains in your system for. And I was told by both that it remains in your body for 1 month.

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Re: Barb (# 8) Expand Referenced Message

You may have a serious life threatening dental infection in your sinus, salivary glands and facial bone. See an ENT specialist

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Kimber Says:

That clindomycin is very strong medicine. It will stay with you for awhile. I had that for a dental infection too. It put me in the hospital. Make sure you take Culturelle probotics. Clindomycin kills everything in your digestive tract. Be careful.

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