have swollen cheek unable to open mouth was presciped med for ostomelitis tooth is ready to fall out don,t have $ to see dentist
23 Nov 2010
Cephalexin is in a group of drugs called cephalosporin antibiotics and is used to fight bacteria in the body.
You need to see a dentist as antibiotic therapy alone may not be effective to treat a dental abscess. Surgical drainage and or a root canal filling is often required in conjunction with pain relief and antibiotics.
For more information see:
- Cephalexin Information for Consumers
- Cephalexin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Cephalexin (detailed)
Search for questions
Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.
I had a tooth pulled , had infection with the tooth. Dr. prescribed Cephalexin 500 MG 4 times a day. I am allergic to penicillin , should I be taking ...
1 answer • 4 Jan 2011
My tongue and the inside mouth feels like raw hamburger meat, cant drink anything , its so painful I cant brush my teeth. I was given this medication ...
2 answers • 6 Dec 2013
2 answers • 3 Aug 2014