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Suggest alternative for Clindamycin

my son is allergic to erythromycin, biaxin, azithromax and cefprozil, recently prescribed clindamycin which is too big for him to swallow and breaking the capsules causing him to vomit - called pharmacist and doc and they won t give another prescription. any suggestions?
Thu, 28 May 2020
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Hi,

Capsules should never be broken and consumed since the potency of the drug will be lost. They must be swallowed as a whole. I would suggest you to visit your doctor for a re prescription of clindamycin since it cannot be obtained over the counter. You have not mentioned the age of the patient or the dose prescribed. This time you can get a lower dose 150 mg.

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Saranya Ramadoss, General & Family Physician
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Suggest alternative for Clindamycin

Hi, Capsules should never be broken and consumed since the potency of the drug will be lost. They must be swallowed as a whole. I would suggest you to visit your doctor for a re prescription of clindamycin since it cannot be obtained over the counter. You have not mentioned the age of the patient or the dose prescribed. This time you can get a lower dose 150 mg. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Saranya Ramadoss, General & Family Physician