Clindamycin and vancomycin

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I feel like it won't go away. The diarrhea is not bloody or mucous like, and I feel no abdominal pain. I'm taking acidophilus and eating plain yogurt. Any suggestions?
Hi..did doc suspect C-Diff? If so, let him know right away you've stopped the Flagyl. Stool tests will confirm, and clindamycin is the top "offending antibiotic" for causing C-Diff, which is treated with Flagyl or Vancomycin. The numbness could be a side effect from the Flagyl - nasty med but it is what you need to be taking if in fact C Diff is the culprit. Best of luck to you.
If you tested positive for C Diff, then shany2011 is incorrect and this is not side effects to the clindamycin.
Saw gastrointerologist in early September. She suspected bacteria because of the history of Clindamycin AND a clear Sigmoidoscopy (to 88cm) that I had in December of '04 for an unrelated issue that turned out not to be a problem. GI gave me 3 weeks of Flora-Q probiotic in September. Also had an abdominal X-ray in September when I had a bad lower chest pain. It showed nothing interesting other than gas in my upper left colon. Before August, I was completely normal.
I finally went to the dr today, I have Clostridium Difficile Colitis and it is from taking Clindamycin it is a severe side effect. So now I am on Vancomycin for the Colitis and 2 other medications for the diarrhea....If you look up Clindamycin you will see that it can cause Colitis.
The CLindamycin caused me constant loose stools. MY doctor re-examined and wanted me to take the antibitotics for an additional 10 days resulting in 20 days of taking this medication. Well that was a month ago.. the cellulitis cleard up nicely but the loose stools have not.. as well as extreme bloating and abdominal pain.. As of today, my doctor said as a result of the clindamycin, I have developed pseudo membraneous colitis. and gave me Flagyl for 10 days. My questions: 1.
I was recently hospitalized for MRSA for a week and then spent another month receiving vancomycin via central line. During my care, they gave me clindamycin and reframpin, both of which caused severe reactions: jaundice, severe upper right quadrant pain, bleeding ulcers, exacerbated asthma, severe weakness, febrile seizures, N/V, and skin reactions. Now my ALT levels are > 90.
MEthicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus infection - is a form of infection which is resistant to most of antibiotics used currently, there is limited number of antibiotics that actually treat it amongst which are Vancomycin, Clindamycin and etc. It is a very serious disease, If a patient is diagnosed with it he should strictly follow the dosing schedule of the preparations and never forget a dosage as the whole treatment might be ineffective after it.
Is Clindamycin related to Vancomycin and is it more likely that I will have a reaction to Clindamycin based on the experience I had with Vancomycin?
He spent 3 days on Vancomycin 200 mL/hr. Then after he was home he was put on Bactrum and Clindamycin every 6 hours for 8 days.
Oh god, don't remember me with clindamycin, the only time i'd used it to manage ludwig's angina, 300 mg 3 times daily, 5 days i had had sever diarrhea that was not responsive to Metronidazole 500 nor ciprofloxacin 750 so, i was advised for Vancomycin P.O and it showed help... since that day, i sweared that i will not prescribe clindamycin(or at least with 4timed daily dosing!!!!
This interested me because I have been told I was allergic to penicillin since I was a young child. My Dad was a pediatrician so I assumed he had it right but now I'm considering getting tested.
diff infection on July 28, approximately three weeks after finishing a course of Clindamycin. I began taking metronidazole to treat the C.dif infection on July 29. On August 6th I began feeling a back and side ache on my right side approximately halfway between my armpit and elbow level, like I needed to stretch my back. At about the same time my stool began to turn green. I suspect Metronidazole-associated pancreatitis? Should I discontinue metronidazole?
Group B strep colonization is not a sexually transmitted disease (STD). For the same antibiotics like penicillin and clindamycin are used. Because of possible resistance with clindamycin, vancomycin remains the initial treatment of choice for group B streptococcal infection in patients who are allergic to penicillin. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided.
took a culture and hospitalized me for 24 hours. I had iv vancomycin and iv clindamycin 300mg twice a day. When I left the hospital i stayed on iv vancomycin twice a day for 4 more days (the iv started Thurs night) and took clindamyasin 450mg 3 times a day. On Mon. April 6 I was told the culture had not grown until that morning and it was a pseudomonus bacteria. I'm now taking cipro 450mg capsules 3 times a day and after 14 days the clindamycin went to 300mg 3 times a day.
I was put on a Z-Pack and it will run out tomorrow. I'm allergic to Penicillin and Vancomycin. Is there another antibiotic I could try. I have used something in the past called Doxycycline in the past with no problems. Would this be a better alternative?
17 days post op, she's diagnosed with psuedomonis infection around the drain area. She was hospitalized for 24 hours and administered IV vancomycin. Sent home with 8 additional doses, administered twice daily via picline. She has since been on Clindamycin. Initially it was 500MG's x 3 daily. Past 4 weeks it has been 300MG's x 3 daily. In addition, she has been on Ciprofloxacin; 500MG's x 2 daily.
Like I said someways are better than others but it seems that since I have started the Protonix and Vancomycin I have the lump in throat feeling and pain between my shoulder blades more. I'm so scared that the cardiac workup missed something and that all this is not related to my numerous digestive problems. Does anyone else have my digestive issues with similar symptoms? I'm at such a loss right now. I'm a 35 year old female with 2 young children and I have lost my ability to enjoy life.
I have done a culture of the swab discharge and it is came up with staphylococcus aureus and it is sensitive to the following drugs:- clindamycin MIC(mg/ml)- 0.06 tobramycin MIC(mg/ml)- 2 gentamicin MIC(mg/ml)- 2 levofloxacin MIC(mg/ml)- 0.
I presented with only one sore at my cheekbone and was given clindamycin orally for 14 days and Bactroban ointment for topical use. The sore was believed to be an early indication of MRSA. I quickly developed cellulitis and swelling near, but not touching, the apparent abscess, as well as blisters in my nose. I used the mupiricin.(Bactroban) to keep the nasal blisters moist. Now diagnosed with post-herpetic neuralgia, but I still have blisters in my nose treating with Bactroban.
He spent 3 days on Vancomycin 200 mL/hr. Then after he was home he was put on Bactrim and Clindamycin every 6 hours for 8 days.
After my hospital stay, I was sent home with Clindamycin and Ampicillin capsules to take for 5 days. I had diarrhea for 4 days straight and called the Dr. She told me to stop taking the medicines immediately. About 4 days later, I was stricken with severe abdominal cramping, nausea and watery diarrhea. I was rushed to the emergency room and had CT scans, abdominal XRays, and stool samples taken. I was diagnosed with C. diff.
This is an opportunistic infection( which means that this bacterium can only attack your gut after the normal bacteria in your gut have been wiped out by antibiotics) and disappears after cessation of antibiotics. Taking probiotics will help and in extreme cases you may need a course of vancomycin or metrogyl. Advil is a nonsteroidal anti inflammatory drug (NSAID) and these have been associated with colitis. Stopping the drug and taking a lot of fibre will help.
They are intrinsically resistant to penicillinase-susceptible penicillin (low level), penicillinase-resistant penicillins, cephalosporins, nalidixic acid, aztreonam, macrolides, and low levels of clindamycin and aminoglycosides. They use already-formed folic acid, which allows them to bypass the inhibition of folate synthesis, resulting in resistance to trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole.
MRSA still respond to certain medications, including clindamycin and vancomycin. It is recommended that you follow the prescription dosage and time your doctor made to avoid any resistance to your present antibiotic. I also strongly advise that you have these sores evaluated by your doctor and to let him drain them properly. Try to avoid popping them yourself. MRSA bacteria enter the body through a cut or other wound. And the pus from infected sores may contain MRSA.
I am being treated with clindamycin for a sinus infection and waiting to hear if I has MRSA. Now my eyes are running and things appear to be blurred. It is running rapid in my family. My 5 yr. old grandson was hospitalized due to MRSA in his hip joint that found a home from having it in his thumb a few weeks before. They had to go in because it was to thick to drain. He is on the same thing I am but by IV for 6 weeks.
12 days later my knee swole up to the point I had to have another surgery to drain my knee (with a 12 in scar) I was hospitalized for 8 days and put on Vancomycin and Clindamycin and ended up with infections all over my body. Though they cultured what they found in my knee, they could not come up with a diagnosis. My skin broke out in a rash for weeks and my eyes also became infected, to the point I could not see and my contacts had to come out and my glasses didn't help with my sight.
I've had four reoccurrences of C Diff since. Antibiotics alone are not curing......Flagyl and/or Vancomycin Eat live yogurts, probiotics all inbetween occurrences. When not episodic with D, still feeling terrible, swollen abdomen, abdominal pains, chronic fatigue............. Now what?
It can be very hard to treat, and i wound up with lotas of vancomycin, for me flagyl just seemed to be a temporary measure, it was only my third and much longer course of vancomycin that did the trick. I really wish they'd tried this as soon as the first flagyl failed. I also ended up with an 8 week course of prednislone to treat the continuing inflammation had developed after having the infection for so long.
Blood cultures have been done to ascertain if Staph has enter bloodstream. - Medications were switch to Vancomycin and Clenomycin to cover options for addressing the abscess. - No Fever past two days Nov 25 - low grade Fever spiked, but was treated with Tylenol, could have masked true peak - No growth from blood culture yet. - Dr. Suspect fever could be from staph. Talking about release based on blood, fever, markers. Treatment: home antibiotics for 4 weeks as well as feeding tube.
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