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)
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