Will Doxycycline hyclate temporarily help reduce facial swelling from my tooth absess and if so what dosage of the 100mg capsules per day would an average 135lb adult need to take? Please Respond ASAP Thank you.
18 Mar 2012
I know that this is a few years down the road, but I had to go to an Urgent Care clinic for an absessed tooth because I won't be able to get into my dentist for another week because I don't have insurance and can't afford the cost of emergency dental care. The doctor that I saw over the weekend prescribed me doxycycline hyclate to help aid the infection along with 600mg ibuprofen to take for 7-10 days. She said that it will help the infection and the swelling go down and the ibuprofen will help subside the pain. I also rinse often with warm salt water and/or peroxide. A good side note though is to make sure that you eat something right before taking doxycyline hyclate because for me it causes nausea if I don't.
23 Oct 2009
The response may be a bit late - yes, doxycycline should help your tooth abscess.
For bacterial or protozoal infections:
* Adults and children older than 8 years of age who weigh more than 45 kilograms (kg) (99 pounds)—100 milligrams (mg) every twelve hours the first day, then 100 mg once a day or 50 to 100 mg every twelve hours.
- Doxycycline Information for Consumers
- Doxycycline Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Doxycycline (detailed)
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