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I'm on day 4 of amoxicillin for extracted tooth. Developed HORRIBLE bitter taste in mouth. Food tastes bitter. Is it from antibiotic? Will it go away?

I'm on day 4 of amoxicillin for extracted tooth. Developed HORRIBLE bitter taste in mouth. Food tastes bitter. Is it from antibiotic? Will it go away?

IDK: It would be prudent to ask the dentist who is actually treating you and knows your medical and dental history, the exact circumstances of your treatment and who can evaluate it (rather than dentists on the internet sight unseen). Do you really want us just to venture a guess? ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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I finished prevpac (lansoprazole amoxicillin and clarithromycin) 2 months ago and I still get a metallic taste in my mouth. Is it normal?

I finished prevpac (lansoprazole amoxicillin and clarithromycin) 2 months ago and I still get a metallic taste in my mouth. Is it normal?

Metallic Taste: That taste from medication should certainly be gone. One of the other top reasons for this taste is blood, due to the iron in it. May be bleeding from your nose. Time to see your doc and be evaluated. ...Read more

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Have a bad infection of my teeth. Dentist gave me amoxicillin 3x daily and forgot to take last pill last night. Face is swollen today. Is this normal?

Have a bad infection of my teeth. Dentist gave me amoxicillin 3x daily and forgot to take last pill last night. Face is swollen today. Is this normal?

Keep yr appointment: Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
A tooth infection won't go away without treatment and the infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus and to other areas of your body. Dentist will treat a tooth abscess by treating the cause and getting rid of the infection. See your dentist ASAP for tooth infection treatment. ...Read more

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Bad migraine, can't put chin to chest, swollen lymph nodes, difficulty swallowing, white sores on tonsils and throats, fever of 101.2, sweats, nose congestion, no appetite. Went to doctor tested for strep and mono both negative. He gave me amoxicillin any

Bad migraine, can't put chin to chest, swollen lymph nodes, difficulty swallowing, white sores on tonsils and throats, fever of 101.2, sweats, nose congestion, no appetite. Went to doctor tested for strep and mono both negative. He gave me amoxicillin any

Concerns: Please heed this advice:
GO TO EMERGENCY ROOM AT A HOSPITAL ASAP
I cannot exclude a widespread infection, and although neck pain may be meningismus, a developing meningitis must be considered. Get diagnosed and treated properly today. ...Read more

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Have been on amoxicillin for 4 days plus had a shot of rocefin today and still no improvement. My tounge is swollen and I cant open my mouth much. I?

Have been on amoxicillin for 4 days plus had a shot of rocefin today and still no improvement. My tounge is swollen and I cant open my mouth much. I?

Airway obstruction?: Your airway need to be kept open. Call your doctor and if you can not get a hold of your doctor go to an ER to get your airway opening evaluated to see if your airway is compromised. ...Read more

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I was prescribed Amoxicillin 500mg capsules to take three times a day for an infection in my mouth? I was wondering can I take them all at once???

I was prescribed Amoxicillin 500mg capsules to take three times a day for an infection in my mouth? I was wondering can I take them all at once???

Not recommended: Amoxicillin for mouth infection is usually taken 500 mg every 8 hours, but may be given 875 mg every 12 hours. Make sure you check with your doctor before making any changes in your medication regiment. ...Read more

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Does amoxicillin make the infection in your tooth release a dishcharge in your mouth?

Does amoxicillin make the infection in your tooth release a dishcharge in your mouth?

Antibiotics: The drainage you are tasting is puss and you should spit out if you taste it. The antibiotic will help get rid of the infection and the drainage, but only for short time. It'll be important that you get definitive treatment to eliminate the cause of the infection. ...Read more

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Does amoxicillin/clarithromycin/omeprazole cause mouth and tongue sores? If so, how do I relieve the soreness?

Does amoxicillin/clarithromycin/omeprazole cause mouth and tongue sores? If so, how do I relieve the soreness?

Oral Sores: You did not mention why you are on these medications. You would have to be seen by dentist and\or physician in order to establish the cause of your mouth and tongue sores and how best to alleviate the problem. ...Read more

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I am 32 weeks pregnant, and I have an infection in my mouth maybe gingervitis, is it safe to take amoxil (amoxicillin) 500mg?

I am 32 weeks pregnant, and I have an infection in my mouth maybe gingervitis, is it safe to take amoxil (amoxicillin) 500mg?

Yes, but: You need to call your dentist to find out what the infection is. Amoxicillin is safe but you should consult with someone who can diagnose the problem and resolve it. Get in soon too. ...Read more

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Prescribed amoxicillin, clarithromyacin and Prilosec for h pylori. Took first day doses woke up extreme dry mouth and anxiety symptoms. Side Effect?

Prescribed amoxicillin, clarithromyacin and Prilosec for h pylori. Took first day doses woke up extreme dry mouth and anxiety symptoms. Side Effect?

It is anxiety: Is state of tension, apprehension, worry, uneasiness or fear. It may be related to anticipated danger or arise for no apparent reason. While mild episodes of anxiety are common and do not usually require treatment, more severe forms can be chronic and debilitating. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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Dentist always gives me amoxicillin when take it get purple burning blisters & swelling of eyes& mouth? Is this a minor reaction he seem to think so

Dentist always gives me amoxicillin when take it get purple burning blisters & swelling of eyes& mouth? Is this a minor reaction he seem to think so

Allergy?: You may be allergic to the medication. It would be prudent to be tested by an allergist for your sensitivity to the amoxicillin. What might be a minor reaction now could be anaphylactic shock the next time you take it. Your body appears to be telling you something. ...Read more

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My 11 yr old son weighs 139 was given amoxicillin (400MG/5ML SUSP 75ML 6.25 ml) by mouth every 12 hours X 10 days. Is this right for an ear infection?

My 11 yr old son weighs 139 was given amoxicillin (400MG/5ML SUSP 75ML 6.25 ml) by mouth every 12 hours X 10 days. Is this right for an ear infection?

Maybe: There is controversy about treatment of middle ear infections with some experts advocating no antibiotic at all. Having said that, at 139 lbs your son should be given an adult dose (875 vs 400mg) if treatment for the infection is intended. However if he has done well with the current dose, then completion of the antibiotic course would be fine. ...Read more

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I had 5 teeth pulled they gave me amoxicillin. Since taking it I now have 12 mouth ulcers. Could this be an allergic reaction?

I had 5 teeth pulled they gave me amoxicillin. Since taking it I now have 12 mouth ulcers. Could this be an allergic reaction?

12 mouth ulcers: This is not typically a reaction to amoxicillin. Mouth ulcers can occur for a number of reasons.
Getting 12 ulcers soon after extractions may be due to trauma or a reaction to something used during the surgery.
Contact your dentist or oral surgeon for a follow-up exam. ...Read more

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I'm 19 weeks pregnant and my mouth is swollen even my nose from an absessed tooth I just started amoxicillin today. Am I ok? When should the swelling go down?

I'm 19 weeks pregnant and my mouth is swollen even my nose from an absessed tooth I just started amoxicillin today. Am I ok? When should the swelling go down?

3-4 days usually: Salt water rinses 6 x/day helpful too, hope the dose is high enough to overcome resistant strep, should be at leaf 3000 mg per day of amos, not harmful to baby at all, God bless your motherhood. ...Read more

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Two weeks ago. I had a simple dental filling. Now can only open my mouth 30%, inner cheek edema, pain, . Been taking nsaids, amoxil, (amoxicillin) warm compresses?

Two weeks ago. I had a simple dental filling. Now can only open my mouth 30%, inner cheek edema, pain, . Been taking nsaids, amoxil, (amoxicillin) warm compresses?

Trismis: Your symptoms sound like you may be experiencing trismis, bruising of the muscles from the injection of novacaine. This happens sometimes and takes about 2 weeks to heal. Call your dentist about this. ...Read more

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My two and a half year old is diagnosed with throat infection, but has developed a few little spots/rash around his mouth, taking amoxicillin?

My two and a half year old is diagnosed with throat infection, but has developed a few little spots/rash around his mouth, taking amoxicillin?

Drug or infection: The two most likely causes of the rash are the Amoxicillin and the throat infection itself. If it's just a few little spots, it should resolve with application of over-the-counter Hydrocortisone cream - but if it gets worse, call the doctor who prescribed the amoxicillin, who will probably want to re-examine your son. ...Read more

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I woke up this moron with a swollen lip puffiness under eyes and dry mouth I do hvecouple tooth abcess but I'm on amoxicillin have been for a few days?

I woke up this moron with a swollen lip puffiness under eyes and dry mouth I do hvecouple tooth abcess but I'm on amoxicillin have been for a few days?

Face/lip swelling: Stop Amoxicillin immediately. You may be having an allergic reaction to Amoxicillin (a penicillin) which can sometimes worsen dramatically and cause a anaphylactic reaction. Call you doctor now. But if you start to get trouble breathing, asthma, wheezing, fainting, chest pain, call 911. If you have an antihistamine pill like benedryl, or claritin, (loratadine) or dimetapp, take a dose immediately. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with acute pharyngitis but I don't have a sore throat just dry mouth low grade fever left tonsil is swollen I was give amoxicillin?

I was diagnosed with acute pharyngitis but I don't have a sore throat just dry mouth low grade fever left tonsil is swollen I was give amoxicillin?

Pharyngitis: You're really dealing with a technicality of terminology. If your tonsil is inflamed and infected, the tonsil is part of your pharynx or throat. Therefore the diagnosis of pharyngitis is appropriate. I would usually call it tonsillopharyngitis. ...Read more

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Can amoxicillin help a infected tongue ring?

Possibly...: Take the piercing object out now to allow for more predictable healing. See a dentist immediately. Never, ever pierce oral structures. ...Read more

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Can I use amoxicillin to treat an infected tongue ring?

What to do ---->: I would suggest that you remove the tongue ring as it is prone to many problems including infections and breaking teeth! See a dentist or a physician for a personal exam, evaluation and advice as to how to deal with your infection. ...Read more

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I think my tongue piercing is getting infected, can I take amoxicillin for it?

I think my tongue piercing is getting infected, can I take amoxicillin for it?

Go to ER/urgent care: If you think your tongue piercing is infected, don't just take left-over antibiotics. Instead seek immediate medical evaluation at urgent care or emergency department. Don't delay. ...Read more

Amoxicillin (Definition)

Amoxicillin is in the penicillin class of antibiotics. All penicillins are distinguished by the presence of a beta-lactam ring, and are known to kill bacteria by inhibiting synthesis (production) ...Read more


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Amoxil (Definition)

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