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how much penicillin can I take for toothache

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Antibiotic: Penicillin is an antibiotic, not an analgesic. If your tooth is not infected, all the penicillin in the world will not make you feel better. The tooth ... Read More

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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Fill your Rx: unless you are allergic to penicillin, begin penicillin as prescribed.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Ledford
28 years experience Dentistry
Yes in some cases: If you have an abscessed tooth the penicillin will help the pain. It will not cure the problem though. If it is an abcessed tooth you will need root c ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Possibly: You don't know if you have an infection, do you? Taking antibiotics when you don't have an infection is totally useless, and taking antibiotics if you ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience Dentistry
Call your dentist: Call the dentist that prescribed the medications about this problem. Could be that the antibiotic is not working or you are having a reaction to it. O ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. G Funari
Dr. G Funari answered
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Typically : Typically it is recommended that you take antibiotics after eating. Taking the medication on an empty stomach is an invitation to an upset stomach es ... Read More
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Consulting for Rx: By requesting a personal consult, a physician of your choice will be able to speak with you, review your records and possibly prescribe medications. ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. I. Jay Freedman
42 years experience Dentistry
You need a dentist: Medication is only part of the solution. You need to seek professional treatment from a dentist, who will treat the decay and possibly the infection. ... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Toothache: I am not clear what you are asking. You need to take the medicine your dentist thinks is best.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Comisi
37 years experience Dentistry
Yes.: If the pain is getting unbearable and swelling is increasing then you need to be attended to ASAP. Would be better if the tooth were attended to by a ... Read More
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