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what happens if i take penicilin and naproxen together? i have a toothache and i was perscribed naproxen and penicilin, now my jaw is swelled up

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Dr. Randy Nolf
41 years experience Periodontics
Infection: If its only one side then likely the infection is causing the swelling. If its both sides you should be concerned about a reaction to the medication. Both sides swelling and you should call your dentist or seek emergency care. Naproxen and penicillin is usually not a problem when taken together.
Answered on Jul 4, 2018
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Dr. Nishan Odabashian
29 years experience Endodontics
Ask for Referral: Naproxien and penicillin don't have any adverse reactions when taken together. It is more likely that the swelling in your jaw is due to a tooth abscess. Often, general dentists will prescribe antibioticsw whenever there is a necrosis or abscess of the pulp of a tooth as an immediate solution to an emergency situation. However, the tooth needs to be opened, drained otherwise the situation worsens.
Answered on May 23, 2018
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
See DDS ASAP: See DDS ASAP. The tooth may need to be drained and root canal. Or extracted.
Answered on Nov 5, 2016

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