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6/3/2015 4:58:41 PM

Reviewer: 45-54 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I started taking this medication to clear up an abscess that started around a crowned tooth. Little did I know I must have had a really bad and deep sinus infection as well. About 2-3 days after starting the clindamycin and huge and disgusting amount of drainage came out of my nose when I blew it. It was so disgusting it made me throw up. I wasn't sure though if it was the smell of the muc ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Other
5/10/2015 6:14:52 PM

Reviewer: 45-54 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I had a wisdom tooth and molar in front of it surgically removed. One week of excruciating pain later I found out I have cellulitis. I was prescribed Clindamycin 300 mg every six hours for ten days. It worked beautifully after only the first night! Can're say I am a fan of the side effects though. Terrible taste, bubbly pain in my middle chest and back (not heartburn), feeling like everythi ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Other
5/1/2015 7:26:03 PM

Reviewer: RichardH, 65-74 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
After having a Total Knee Replacement I take this prescription every time I have a dentist appointment

Condition: Other
3/29/2015 8:13:26 AM

Reviewer: shade, 45-54 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
i took this medication for an abcessed tooth, and for me its a god sent it helps so much that i dont even need pain pills for the pain it helps that much . I also get a bad taste in my mouth from it but other wise im ok with it, no diahrria or any other symptoms, i feel like its hard to breath for like 30 mins or so then it passes and im ok so i take it cause it does work and helps so much, im so ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Other
3/5/2015 2:53:16 PM

Reviewer: Lou, 55-64 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Took this for a tooth infection before and after a root canal. Started on 02/12. Finished on 02/20. Today is 03/05, and I am taking a second antibiotic to try to relieve the diarrhea caused by the Clindamycin. I still have symptoms, but at least it's not daily like it was in the beginning. I have had several root canals in my life and took antibiotics for the infection; last time was 7 ye ... Show Full Comment

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