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If amoxicillin is working on a tooth does the pain get worse at first?

If amoxicillin is working on a tooth does the pain get worse at first?

It may: Sometimes it can. It depends on the how fast the bacteria are growing at the time you begin taking amoxicillin. However, the Amoxicillin is working at killing the bacteria and will reduce pain. ...Read more

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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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Will smoking weed stop the amoxicillin trihydrate from working?

Will smoking weed stop the amoxicillin trihydrate from working?

No: Smoking weed will not stop Amoxicillin from working. But if the antibiotic is being given for respiratory illness like bronchitis, etc you really need to ask yourself why you aren't giving your lungs a chance to recover. Smoking anything will slow that progress, period. ...Read more

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How soon should amoxicillin trihydrate to start working after taking it?

How soon should amoxicillin trihydrate to start working after taking it?

2 hours: 2 hours - take as directed. If in doubt ask your pharmacist or whoever gave you the prescription. Do not self-medicate. ...Read more

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Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) x3 days for om, fever 99-102 today, painful lump behind ear... And ear completely fluid filled. Will the augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) start working soon?

Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) x3 days for om, fever 99-102 today, painful lump behind ear... And ear completely fluid filled. Will the augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) start working soon?

Ear Infections: Is the lump behind the ear growing? If so, this is either an inflamed lymph node or the beginning of a mastoid infection. Go back asap to see your doctor. A switch to an injectable antibiotic may be in order, or referral to an ENT to consider inserting an ear tube. ...Read more

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How long does it take for augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) to start working for an oral infection?

How long does it take for augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) to start working for an oral infection?

3 to 5 days: It takes about 3 to 5 days for the antibiotics to kick in. However, if you have an oral infection then you should get it treated by your dentist. Do not procrastinate, schedule your appointment today. ...Read more

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Pain rightside of head &face doc says I have chronic sinusitis meds not working amoxicillin, nasal spray,amitriptyline no nasal congestion what helps?

Pain rightside of head &face doc says I have chronic sinusitis meds not working amoxicillin, nasal spray,amitriptyline no nasal congestion what helps?

Something else?: Consider a CT scan of your sinus. It could be your symptoms are not related to your sinuses at all. It it could be that your chronic sinusitis as progressed and you may need a procedure. Either way a visit With an ENT will be very helpful, ...Read more

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High fever, body aches, sore throat, headaches, nausea. Rapids negative for strep, flu, mono. Taking amoxicillin for 5 days, not working.

High fever, body aches, sore throat, headaches, nausea. Rapids negative for strep, flu, mono. Taking amoxicillin for 5 days, not working.

Most likely viral.: Tjese are all symptoms of a viral illness. It is not clear as if you went to the office or ER. It appears to that the doc has done the average workup and you may need to work it out. The amoxil (amoxicillin) will not treat a virus. See what your doc recommends next Best wishes. ...Read more

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I started taking amoxil (amoxicillin) 500 last night and it's hurting alot..is that because it's working?

I started taking amoxil (amoxicillin) 500 last night and it's hurting alot..is that because it's working?

What is it? : If it is the belly, antibiotics can cause irritation to the stomach. Make sure to take them with food. You can start seeing the effects within the first two days. Make sure you finish them as prescribed. ...Read more

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Amoxil (Definition)

Amoxil is a third generation penicillin which is a kind of penincillin type drug (anti-bacterial ...Read more