i have a tooth abcess and have not been to the dentist yet but have been taking cephalexin i think 500mg but it does not seem to be subsiding is there something stronger i can take until i see a dentist
23 Oct 2012
When my tooth abcessed, i had to see my personal doctor who prescribed me Percocet for the pain and an antibiotic called Cipro (500 mg). It took me a week to get to my dentist but the Cipro definitely helped in the swelling and of course the percocets knocked out the pain. However, I strongly encourage you to get to a dentist as soon as possible. Infections in your mouth are nothing to play with, it can get up into your sinuses and can even be life threatning if it gets to the brain.
- 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 am taking Keflex (Cephalexin) now for a sinus infection. I guess I will know soon if the capsules are real. Is it possible for this antibiotic to ...
2 answers • 15 Jan 2011
... those it for me?
1 answer • 1 Mar 2012
just the two I have to choose from. was wondering which one would be the better choice.
1 answer • 13 Jun 2014
I have bad teeth and no matter if I brush/floss regularly & don't eat sweets & quit drinking pop I am still getting pain that is usually ...
8 answers • 18 Dec 2014
I have taken this (500 mg) 4 times a day for 6 days. It does not stop the swelling. Is there other antibiotic more effective in treating this type of ...
1 answer • 28 Dec 2014