Question by  amitsaraogi80 (30)

Can clindamycin be used for ear infections?

I heard about side effects.


Answer by  jheremans (1446)

Clindamycin is acceptable and usually used for middle ear infections. Do not be paranoid about side effects because all antibiotics or any drug at that have their specific side effects. The worse is an allergic reaction to this drug. Once it happens stop the drug immediately and consult your physician for the right antibiotic.


Answer by  slrdgw22 (178)

Penicillin and amoxicillin are generally the first choice in antibiotics to treat ear infections. However, many people experience sensitivities and allergies when using these antibiotics, so clindamycin may be substituted. As with all antibiotics, the most common side effect of clindamycin is diarrhea, caused by a sudden imbalance in the bacterias in your body from the antibiotics.


Answer by  2005fleet (76)

Yes and no, clindamycin should be used as a last resort for an ear infection. If you can use another medication first you should try that first. The side affects can be nausea/vomiting, heatburn, and joint pain. If you get these side affects you should call you doctor immediately blister/rash/hives, yellowing of the skin or eyes, and decreased urination.


Answer by  Ravelyn (62)

Clindamycin is generally used to treat bacterial infections. If the ear infection is due to bacteria then it most likely can be used. Always consult a doctor first.


Answer by  Riley (765)

Yes clindamycin can be used for ear infections, however, it is not the best antibiotic for ear infections. It doesn't reach good levels in the skin to help. There are a lot of side effects with this antibiotic. Sometimes ear infections will go away without an antibiotic. Best to go with your doctor's advice.


Answer by  stressedone (166)

Clindamycin can be used for purulent ear infections. The complications comes from the clindamycin killing the GI bacteria and causing what is called colitis or watery diarrhea.


Answer by  lorenricks (23)

clindamycin can not be used for any medical or healing process, I do believe that the doctor should give me medication.

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