Can You Use Clindamycin For Tooth Infection

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Clindamycin for a toothache
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Can i still take clindamycin for my toothache? It expired 3 months ago. Is it safe? ## Hello, Tiffany! How are you? It is never a good idea to take an expired antibiotic. Since medications lose effectiveness over time, it may not completely eradicate the bacteria and could result in your developing antibiotic resistant bacteria. It would be best to see your dentist for a new prescription, if an infection is present. The FDA lists the typical side effects of this medication as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, non-allergic skin rash and diarrhea. Is there anything else I can help with? ...
Updated 1 year ago in Clindamycin.
Sun, Feb 28 '16, 7:09 PM
Tooth Infection
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I have been to the dentist got sent home with Clindamycin but I also have a sinus infection,Asthma and panic attacks.Is this safe for me to take 300 mg 4times a day?And will it work for both infections? ## It is an antibiotic, so it may help with both infections, the best thing you can do is try it and see. However, it generally isn't recommended for people that suffer from asthma. Learn more Clindamycin details here. Thus, I'd suggest you contact your dentist or doctor about an alternative antibiotic. What do you use to treat your asthma? ## I have COPD and my dentist just put me on cindamyacin 300mg 4 times for 7 days for infected wisdom tooth. He was unaware of my breathing problem. I have been on it for 3 days, should I discontinue and contact my primary care doctor ...
Updated 5 years ago in Clindamycin.
Sat, Nov 17 '12, 12:33 PM
Bactrim for tooth infection
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I used Bactrim; it takes more time to work than clindamycin. It has taken four days for the swelling to go down, but it has gone down and is almost normal now. I have double strength pills and will take them 2x a day for ten days. I also used the clove oil on my gums and that is working very well. They are going from red to pink again. You can buy this a CVS or Walgreens in the toothpaste isle. I also have been taking four advil 2x day for the swelling. ## Hello, KLF! How are you feeling? I'm glad the antibiotic worked for you. How fast it helps really depends on the nature of the bacteria and the severity of the infection. The FDA lists the typical side effects of antibiotics as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, non-allergic skin rash and diarrhea. Is there anything e... ...
Updated 2 years ago in Bactrim.
Sat, Apr 25 '15, 3:21 PM
Clindamycin for dogs?
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I need to know if my dog can take this pill? I can't afford to get her looked at but this pill sounds like it will help her infection. I just don't know if dogs can take this? Please let me know! ## I have a liquid bottle of clindamycin for my dog. The bottle says it expired May of 2017. Is it safe to still use if I think she may be having a tooth infection? ...
Updated 14 days ago in Clindamycin.
Sun, Nov 05 '17, 9:05 AM
Abscessed tooth and Clindamycin
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I started taking Clindamycin 36 hours ago for a tooth infection. Still in extreme pain and more swelling tonight. When will the Clindamycin start helping my infection? ## If you have been taking it for more than 24 hours and the infection/swelling has worsened, that most likely means it is not working and you may need to try a different antibiotic. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, non-allergic skin rash, and diarrhea. Was this prescribed for you by your doctor, or dentist? Are you on any other medications? ## I have a large gum abcess from a bad tooth and the dentist put me on clindamycin 150 hcl this is my 2nd day of using it and I'm not sure after reading simular post if I should take it more than 2 capsules every 8 hours. T... ...
Updated 13 days ago in Clindamycin.
Mon, Nov 06 '17, 12:05 PM
tooth infections can i use sulfamethoxazole Trimethoprim
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Extreme tooth ache (infection) reoccurring of course. The only option to eliminate the pain and infection is a dentist. Of course I do not have that option right now. I haven't for a long time. Thus reoccurring tooth pain(infection). I have taken Clindamycin in the past for a tooth infection. But right now I only have the Sulfameth-Trimethoprim 800/160mg tabs. From what I have read it is not often prescribed for a tooth infection. But for a bacterial infection yes. So I am giving it a try. If it works I will update you. If it doesn't then it's a trip to the Emergency room for a numbing shot and a prescription for antibiotics that I might or might not be able to pay for. Tooth aches, abscess, or infection. Honest to God worst pain imaginable. That says alot Because I have bee... ...
Updated 25 days ago in Sulfamethoxazole.
Wed, Oct 25 '17, 8:24 PM
information for clindamycin
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I am taking Clindamycin for a wisdom tooth infection. It works great yet I want to forewarn any women who may decide to take it. It gave me a nasty yeast infection. I am talking about swollen lips, itchy, dry, very uncomfortable to sit for long periods of time. It seems most antibiotics help with one thing and cause other problems. Clindamycin breaks up proteins down there and it causes yeast to grow. If your doctor prescribed you this, get yourself some OTC (over the counter) yeast infection treatment when you go and get the meds from the pharmacy. ## That can be a normal side effect of most antibiotics, in both men and women, although of course for men, the yeast infections are usually only oral. If you are prone to getting them from any particular antibiotic, it is always a good idea... ...
Updated 11 months ago in Clindamycin.
Wed, Nov 23 '16, 8:41 PM
Clindamycin 150mg
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Hi my doctor prescribed me a one month clindamycin 150mg for tooth infection and I took it for 10 days, my pain went away, is it okay if I stop taking the med or I have to finish the course? ## Hello, Ling! How are you? You should always finish the full course of treatment, as direct by your doctor, unless they instruct otherwise. Stopping early creates the risk of your developing antibiotic resistant bacteria. The FDA lists the typical side effects of this medication as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, non-allergic skin rash, and diarrhea. Is there anything else I can help with? ...
Updated 1 year ago in Clindamycin.
Thu, Oct 27 '16, 5:07 PM
tooth abcess: Mylan-Clindamycin Prescribed
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Hi there. I have a really bad tooth abscess; my jaw has swelled up. I was prescribed Mylan-Clindamycin 300mg,take 4 times daily. When will I start to see the swelling go down? ## Hello, Jakub! How are you? I'm sorry about the infection. The general rule with antibiotics is that if it's working, you shouldn't see any worsening after taking it for a full 24 hours and you should start to see improvement after a full 3 days of taking it. If there's no change after 3 days, you should consult your doctor. The FDA lists the typical side effects of antibiotics as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, non-allergic skin rash and diarrhea. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Jakub! I know it's been a few months since your post, but I'm in BAD shape, with a ... ...
Updated 1 year ago in Clindamycin.
Thu, Feb 18 '16, 7:13 PM
Clindamycin Ranbaxy
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Clindamycin 150 MG CAP RANBAXY ## Clindamycin is an antibiotic that is used to treat various types of infections. Common side effects may include: nausea, drowsiness, skin rash and diarrhea. Read more: Are there any questions or comments? ## can i use this for a tooth infection ...
Updated 6 years ago in Clindamycin.
Fri, Jan 21 '11, 9:56 AM
clindamycin hcl 300mg
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for infection:bronchitis ## There are a few drugs that contain Clindamycin as the active chemical. You might want to check out Cleocin Info, as it is a name for Clindamycin. ## I am taking 300 MG Clindamycin HCL for an abscessed tooth ( abscess is in the root area of the tooth) for 48 hours. Dosage; 1 capsule every 6 hours and initially instructed to take 2 capsules immediately. So far I am still experiencing a high degree of pain and there appears to be little if any reduction in my discomfort. How long does or should it take for the pain to subside? Also, is this a good medication for my medical problem? ## I also take Clindamycin hcl 300mg the pink pill dan3120) i take 3 pill a day for my gum infection i suppose to take it for 10 day but so far i take it for 8 day already and still d... ...
Updated 2 years ago in Clindamycin.
Thu, Oct 01 '15, 7:11 PM
how long Clindamycin work
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I have a tooth infection and started taking clindamycin for it i have to get my teeth extracted in 6days. Will the infection be gone by then so i can have the tooth extracted? ## Hi Debbie, Sorry to hear about your tooth infection. I'm actually in the same boat as you, getting an extraction in the next month or so for an infected wisdom tooth. Most people get them taken out when they're young, but at age 25 I guess it's better late than never Lol. At any rate, most antibiotics such as Clindamycin, are often prescribed for 7-10 days, depending on the severity of the infection. But my guess is that the vast majority of the infection may be eradicated well within the parameters of that time frame, especially closer to the 7th day mark, when many patients are actually finished w... ...
Updated 2 years ago in Clindamycin.
Tue, Dec 02 '14, 11:55 AM
clindamycin side effects
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I had an extraction on an abcess tooth bout a week ago. Since ive been on clindamycin ive been sleepy and tired all the time a little confusion not much but enough for me to notice is this normal for you to fill tired? i feel drowsey all the time sinve ibe been taking it. ## This is a more rare side effect, but yes does happen. Your body is fighting an infection of sorts. You will be tired ## Opp is correct, those can be normal side effects of this antibiotic, as reported by the FDA, you may also experience nausea, headache, and diarrhea. It can also be coupled with symptoms of the infection, which will also take awhile to go away. How much longer will you be taking it? Are you on any other medications? Has there been any change? Not all antibiotics work for everyone that tries them, so... ...
Updated 4 months ago in Clindamycin.
Thu, Jun 29 '17, 9:33 AM
how long does it take for clindamycin to work
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Does clindamycin work for an abscessed tooth and when will the pain stop? My tooth hurts so bad and i dont have insurance to cover the cost and i only work part time. ## Hello, Cali! How are you? It may work, if it does, you should notice an improvement after taking it for a full 3 days. However, the issue is that it is not going to correct the underlying problem that caused the infection and it is going to end up returning. So, you still need to have the tooth taken care of by your dentist. Side effects may include nausea, dizziness, non-allergic skin rash and diarrhea. Is there anything else I can help with? ## I have a nasty bridge that needs to be removed. One tooth under needs to be extracted. I have to wait about 3 weeks ti start this process and until then, am in a bit of discomf... ...
Updated 3 days ago in Clindamycin.
Thu, Nov 16 '17, 4:58 PM
Clindamycin and Augmentin
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I finished a course of Augmentin/Clav 825 two days ago and my infection was not gone so my dentist prescribed Clindamycin. Is it safe for me to start that now? Thanks in advance. ## Yes, it is best to follow their directions. The FDA lists the typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, non-allergic skin rash, and diarrhea. Has there been any change, yet? What is wrong with the tooth? Are you on any other medications? ...
Updated 5 months ago in Clindamycin.
Thu, May 25 '17, 8:41 PM
Clindamycin 150 Mg Cap Ranbaxy
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can it be used after discard date ## It does not become dangerous, after the expiration date, but it will lose efficacy, meaning it won't work as well to treat an infection as it did, when it was new. This does create the possibility of developing antibiotic resistance. Therefore, you should see your doctor for a new prescription. Is there anything else I can help with? ## I can't afford a doctor but exp was a year ago. Will they hurt me? Woke up with a tooth abscess and that's y they were given to me in the first place. Thank you.. Oh and are you medical staff? Thank u ...
Updated 4 years ago in Clindamycin.
Wed, Jul 03 '13, 12:35 PM
Certain Side effects of clindamycin you might want to know!
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I ended up going to the ER because the whole side of my face was swollen , and I was in excruciating pain. When I sAw the doctor, he prescribed me (Clindamycin) 300 mg for my tooth infection. Everything was going good on the first day. I had no swelling, in my face anymore and the pain was subsiding. When the second day came around my stomach started to hurt and feel weird. I was tired, less active then usual, So I slept most of the day. Third day! All of a sudden when I woke up In the morning, the side of my face was swollen all over again and here I thought. Oh NO! (" Back To Square One Again.") not only was my face a concern because of the swelling , but now I started to see a minor rash forming my face as well . {WHAT A NIGHTMARE!}and then when dinner time comes later in tha... ...
Updated 2 months ago in Clindamycin.
Fri, Sep 08 '17, 6:27 PM
abses toothpain
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I have a bad abses tooth is keflex a good antibioti to take for it ## Although Keflex (Cephalexin) is commonly prescribed for tooth abscess, some patients believe that Clindamycin is a better option for these types of infections. In my opinion, it's best to stick to more natural options, such as Clove Essential Oil, to avoid many of the undesirable side effects that are associated with prescription drugs in general. However, it probably just comes down to whatever your doctor recommended for you and whether or not your body reacts favorably to it. I hope this helps! ...
Updated 5 years ago in Keflex.
Thu, Aug 23 '12, 10:57 PM
abcessed tooth / gum
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Can Clindamycin also be used for an abscessed tooth? I was given this for a staph infection and then my antibiotic had to be changed so i have some left. Now i find myself with a horrendous toothache and an abscess and no money, insurance, etc. Just wanted an opinion, not anything that could get anyone in trouble.... thanks for your time... ## I have been using clindamycin for my abcess tooth also. Just started today, I have the same question. ## I used to work in a dentists' office. The dentist always used clindamycin for abcessed teeth. Make sure to see a dentist though, because if you just use the antibiotic and don't get treatment you will eventually loose that tooth. ## I ,in desperation, began taking clindamycin that my wife had for a bad tooth abcess of mine beginning on ... ...
Updated 4 months ago in Clindamycin.
Mon, Jul 10 '17, 5:55 PM
how long before pain goes away using norco
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I am taking for pain of a tooth that needs to be pulled. Also taking clindamycin for infection. When should I feel relief from pain? ## The Norco should help about 15 to 20 minutes after you take it, though it may not reduce all the pain, depending on the severity of the infection. The FDA classifies it as a narcotic analgesic, so it has the potential to be habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth and constipation. Once the antibiotic starts taking effect, then the pain will greatly ease and you should start seeing improvement from it in about 3 days. Its typical side effects may possibly include nausea, dizziness, headache, non-allergic skin rash and diarrhea. Is there anything else I can help with? ...
Updated 1 year ago in Norco.
Sat, Feb 27 '16, 5:47 PM

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