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Why Did My Dentist Prescribe Medrol 4g Dose Pack For Tooth Extraction
Wisdom teeth taken out today.. Along with pain/antibiotic, was rx steroid pack.
Had steroid shot week ago. Surgeon said to take regardless .This ok?
Surgeon's call: Your oral surgeon made the decision, even after you told him/her about your prior dose. ...Read more
Methylprednisolone (medrol) is a steroid. It's in the same family as Prednisone but is a bit more potent. Medrol (methylprednisolone) is used to treat a variety of acute and chronic inflammatory conditions such as asthma, gout, and rheumatoid arthritis. Medrol (methylprednisolone) like other steroids have many side effects especially if used long term. Common ones: weight gain, ...Read more
Toothache for a week, 3days ago dentist prescribed antibiotics,planning root treatment next week. I'm taking painkillers too. Now half of lip got numb?
Get Treatment Sooner: If your antibiotics aren't working, you need to either 1) switch to another antibiotic, and/or 2) get your root treatment sooner. If your lip is getting numb, that's a clear indication that your dental infection is spreading. You need to change course. If your dentist can't help you, perhaps you can see an endodontist (tooth infection specialist) for a second opinion. Either way, make a change. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Molar extracted 1 day ago.Said to have dental abscess.No xray done.Prescribed with erythromycin for 7 days, currently day 2. When will pain subside?
2 years ago, I got my wisdom tooth taken out. My dentist took xrays twice&the oral surgeon took another xray.Making it a total of 3. Is this too much?
No: Don't give it a second thought.Get a more detailed answer ›
Rec'd Medrol dose pack for asthma flare-up yesterday. Doses (24mg max) seem lower than what I've taken before (40mg prednisone). Is Medrol dose pack sufficient for asthma flare? Traveling soon so want to be sure I get right treatment before leaving.
See below: Medrol is methylprednisolone, which is dosed different than prednisone. It should be sufficient to control an asthma flare. However, it depends on your other meds and how severe the flare is. I would make sure you are doing a peak flow meter daily. Also, have you noticed a decrease in the amount of rescue inhalers you are using since being on the medrol? ...Read more
M30, after wisdom tooth extraction, dentist advised to have augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 2g/d for 6 days. Could i stop this med after 4th day, because have dioreehera.
ABX: I am assuming that you had an infection or good chance of incurring an infection if you were prescribed an abx, so taking it must have a purpose. You shold typically finish a course of abx to get the maximum result. Unfortunately any med can come with possible side affects. If this one is of concern to you, contact your oral surgeon to discuss options of stopping or modifying your regimen. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Sometimes yes: Vicodin has that effect on some patients. Percocet is a similar drug with fewer GI side effects but is not prescribed as often because of its greater addictive potential. Once solution is to take an anti-emetic suppository. Also, you might experience fewer GI symptom if you do not use the generic. It costs more and insurance often do not pay but my patients report an improvement. See your surgeon. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
SEVERE/unbearable toothache. Saw dentist, he gave me augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) and asked me to see oral surgeon for wisdom teeth. But the pain is very severe. What to do?
Follow advice quick: Follow this advice, take the augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) and get to the oral surgeon quickly. It is likely an operculitis which is incredibly painful and the augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) should help. If the swelling/infection gets worse go the the ER immediately. ...Read moreSee 8 more doctor answers
Do i need to take penicillin after wisdom tooth extraction? Right now i was told to take (2) teaspons 4x a day for 7 days
I had an abcessed tooth that had a crown on it and I needed it extracted. The dentist gave me 14 days' antibiotics but did not try to extract the tooth until 14 days after I stopped taking the antibiotics. I think I should go to an othodentist. Opinions?
Dr : Dr kaufman and dr funari gave you sound advice. I would strongly suggest you do what they suggest. You should not have had to wait that long. Sometimes stubborn infections can take a couple of rounds of antibiotics, which is usually no longer than 2 weeks. An oral surgeon may have to sedate you to get the tooth extracted, due to the infection. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My dentist give me amoxicillin 500mg to take 3 times a day for 4 days after I have my wisdom tooth removal ,is it correct ?
Probably: That's a common post-surgical regimen. But why are you asking us? You trusted your Dentist enough to perform surgery, why are you questioning the post-surgical support? As an Orthodontist I have not physically removed a tooth in over 40 years, so the Dentist or Oral Surgeon who does extractions all the time is a better source of information. Trust him/her, not a stranger who doesn't know you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why did oral surgeon give me 500mg three times a day of antibiotic? Seems like so much. I only had one impacted wisdom tooth.
Listen to specialist: For antibiotics to be effective than have to be taken in appropriate dose and for the entire course of the medication. Take exactly as directed until all are gone. Your Oral Surgeon has at least 11-15 years post-high-school training to be able to best help you. Trust his/her knowledge and experience. Don't try to second-guess the instructions you've been given. ...Read more
My tooth aches for 5 days now, i just visited my dentist yesterday, he gave me sumapen 500 3x a day and a pain reliever,. would you advise extraction ?
Patience: I would advise that you be patient and let the medication work. Then discuss the treatment options for this tooth with the dentist who is treating you. Feel better soon.. ...Read more
Have abcess tooth. dentist did root canal and prescribed clindamycin. It's been 2 days, still more swollen and pain. Shd I be taking Valttex instead?
Dental emergencies happen after work hours but my general dentist, prosthrodontist and periodontist only work M-TH til 4 PM. Whom can I contact?
Yesterday a dentistry extracted one of my molar tooth. He Rx ibuprophen 600-800mg every 6 hrs. I taking it, but after 4 hours i start to feel pain?
Call Your Dentist: It is rare that this dose of ibuprofen isn't enough to control this type of discomfort. DO NOT increase the dosage. DO NOT take more ibuprofen. Simply call your dentist and consult with him/her. You may need a different medication, or perhaps an additional medication you can combine with what you are already taking. Either way, it will heal quickly and you won't need any medication soon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm 2&a half days post wisdom tooth extraction.The gum is very sore,red&bulging out (this didn't happen before).It's Sunday what should I do?
Took 10mg temazepam before tooth extraction to calm nerves. Dentist prescribed panadeine forte for pain. Will I be okay to take this?
Male 29, I am scheduled for extraction of simple left upper wisdom tooth after two week. Dentist want me to get panorama x ray. Is it safe?
Yes: You should absolutely get an xray before getting your tooth extracted. This is very important for them to assess the tooth, bone, and surrounding anatomy. If concerned about radiation it is a very very small amount that will not have any significant adverse effects. Proper imaging is needed prior to any surgical procedure in the mouth. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
26yo male, t level 234, doctor gave me an initial injection then the next day i started androgel, great for ab 5 days now i'm tapering off again, why?
Why already?: A single testosterone level doesn't diagnose hypogonadism. What was fsh, lh? Was this a first thing in the morning test? If you have hypogonadism, is it primary or secondary? Before treating a problem it needs to be defined. You may require more testing. Depending on what you have there may be other hormone deficiencies or excesses. ...Read more
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