IS Cephalexin monohydrate 500 mg. RECOMMENDED FOR ABCEST TEETH OR GUM INFECTIONS?
16 Dec 2010
Yes, cephalexin can be used to treat tooth abscess and gum infections.
Cephalexin is in a group of drugs called cephalosporin antibiotics and is used to fight bacteria in the body. It works by interfering with the bacteria's cell wall formation, causing it to rupture, and killing the bacteria.
Cephalexin is used to treat infections caused by bacteria, including upper respiratory infections, ear infections, skin infections, and urinary tract infections.
- Cephalexin Information for Consumers
- Cephalexin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Cephalexin (detailed)
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Cephalexin - I have a throat infection and was prescibed this medicine. I am to take 1g twice a day?
... for a week. Is this not alot for just a throat infection?
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even after two days without it?
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broken tooth at gum line. infection, abscessed
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