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My doctor is starting me on 300mg of clindamycin 4 times a day for a year. I have 3 different bacterias from foot surgery. Isn't this too long to take this drug? I am worried about long term side effects. Has anyone taken this drug for this long?
How are you? treatment indication is usually based on the medical conditions present and usually your doctor has better assessment that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. However, if you have doubts about this especially if the length of intake is 1 year, it is best that you discuss this with your doctor. While many people using this medication do not have serious side effects, prolonged intake may result in oral thrush or a new vaginal yeast infections as well as severe intestinal condition (Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea) due to a type of resistant bacteria. Regular monitoring of kidney and liver enzymes may also be indicated. Take care and do keep us posted.
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