A 43-year-old female asked:
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what is better for tooth infection, amoxicillin 500mg every 6 hours or clindamycin 300mg every twleve? started amoxicillin thursday & started to feel a bit better, but today was given clindamycin by another dentist. which is best to take?

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Dr. Frank Kuitems
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Well: Amoxicillin or penicillin is usually the first anabiotic use for dental infections. Clindamycin is generally used for people who are allergic to penicillin or for those who is infection did not respond well to amoxicillin or penicillin type medications
Answered on Dec 29, 2019
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