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I developed anxiety and depression while on clindamycin after 2 teeth extrations,after my own research I find its rare but clindamycin can cause depression,but my dentist does not beieve this medication can cause it,do you believe and can you suggest where he can get more info on this himself?
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replied March 28th, 2014
Depression Answer A46428
hi there

an acute disease condition or any recent procedure like tooth extraction can itself cause anxiety and depression.
Common adverse drug reactions associated with clindamycin therapy — found in over 1% of patients — include: diarrhea, pseudomembranous colitis, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain or cramps, rash, and/or itch. High doses (both intravenous and oral) may cause a metallic taste, and topical application may cause contact dermatitis.
Pseudomembranous colitis is a potentially lethal condition commonly associated with clindamycin, but which occurs with other antibiotics, as well.Overgrowth of Clostridium difficile, which is inherently resistant to clindamycin, results in the production of a toxin that causes a range of adverse effects, from diarrhea to colitis and toxic megacolon.
Rarely — in less than 0.1% of patients — clindamycin therapy has been associated with anaphylaxis, blood dyscrasias, polyarthritis, jaundice, raised liver enzyme levels, and/or hepatotoxicity.

there is nothing to worry
get regular exercise
eat healthy
sleep tight.
you will be fit and fine in o time..just stay calm and have a follow up visit with your doctor.
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