A 41-year-old member asked:
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what could happen if you take amoxicillin if you have no infection?

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Dr. Sung Taylor
22 years experience Family Medicine
Side effects : Side effects with no benefits such as diarrhea, emesis, antibiotic resistance for future uses.
Answered on May 6, 2014
Dr. John Mangoni
44 years experience Pediatrics
Amoxicillin: generally nothing
Answered on May 29, 2014

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Dr. G. Robert Kletzker
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10 days: The usual cours of Amoxicillin is for ten days but the site of the infection and other factors could require longer dosing or a stronger antibiotic.
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Dr. Diane Minich
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Depends: It depends on what is causing the infection and if it is bacterial if the bacteria is sensitive or resistant to the amoxicillin.
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No: Use your medication as prescribed so it can be effective. Three times a day is not too much for a gum infection ,especially since you are only on i ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Sterling
44 years experience Emergency Medicine
Maybe: It might work. You might need a high dose. Many dentists start with this. If it doesn't work after a few days you may have to change the antibiotic b ... Read More

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