Clindamycin Alcohol speaks to what is Clindamycin, Clindamycin alcohol interaction and side effects.
Clindamycin belongs to the family of antibiotics that fight bacteria in the body and is used to treat serious bacterial infections. It may also be used for other purposes.
Do not use if you are allergic to clindamycin and lincomycin.
Do not drink not even moderate drinking if using any antibiotic as the effectiveness of the drug will be greatly reduced.
At this time the medical community defines moderate consumption of alcohol as no more than two drinks per day and no more than 14 drinks per week. Anything more than that is considered an unhealthy dependency on alcohol that may have adverse social, family and health consequences.
If a person drinks only once or twice a week but drinks on the same days each week and more than two drinks this is considered as an alcohol dependency.
If a person binge drinks at any time during the week this is also considered as alcoholism.
Some consider alcoholism as a disease while others consider it an addiction which is the result of personal choice and character fault. This school of thought blames the alcoholism on life style choices.
Personally I consider alcoholism a genetic tendency as I have seen families of alcoholics even when they live far apart. These unfortunate people are probably dependent on alcohol from the first drink.
When alcohol interacts with prescription over the counter drugs it usually results in negative health effects most especially liver damage as the main organ affected.
Before starting the drug advise your physician if you are taking erythromygin, have colitis, Crohn’s disease or other intestinal disorder, kidney disease, liver disease, history of asthma, eczema or allergic skin reaction.
Less serious side effects are changes in bowel habits, mild nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, joint pain, vaginal itching or discharge, mild rash, itching or irritation in the throat.
Serious side effects are diarrhea that is watery or bloody, jaundice (yellow skin) changes in urination, fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms, sores in mouth and throat, skin rash, severe tingling, numbness, pain, muscle weakness, bruising, bleeding from nose, mouth, vagina, rectum, purple or red spots under the skin, sore throat, headache with severe blistering or a peeling red skin rash.
This site serves as an information source only and does not dispense medical advice or any other kind of advice. If you are seeking medical advice you are advised to consult your own physician.
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