I'm about to have dental surgery for dental replacements. I've been given a prescription for Penicillin V.K. 500mg. I have a leftover prescription of Amoxicillin (generic for Amoxil Caps) 500my Caps. Is the Amoxicillin the same as the Penicillin?
No they aren't the same. You should not have any antibiotics left over, you are supposed to take all of the pills when the dr prescribes them, no matter if you feel better or not. Penicillin is cheap, get it filled and take it all.
As KM says, you should not have leftover antibiotics. You need to take the full course, even if you feel better. By not taking a full course you may not kill the bacteria completely causing it to reoccur, also by not finishing your complete course, you also risk making bacteria resistant to antibiotics! Not good. Throw out the old antibiotics, get the Penicillin VK 500 filled. As KM says, it is cheap and it is a full course. You wont have enough Amoxicillin left for a full course most likely. Besides Penicillin and amoxicillin work a bit differently and penicillin is a bit stronger.
No, as the others have said there are manufacturing differances. But, Anyone who has artificial implants knows what the person asking is also referring to, when having any type of surgery or (even your teeth cleened) the physician, we will use dentist for example, writes a script for 6 months to a years worth, BECAUSE the patient must take four (4) tablets one hour before any dental work or surgery! No ifs ands or buts! The patient may have to return several (3,5,6) times in that year, or month even! Each time taking four tablets an hour prior. THAT, is why the patient does not take the entire bottle.
Please, ask your dentist. He or she will tell you. Would you want to go to pharmacy every couple weeks to get four damn tablets because you have to go back to dentist again? I don't' think so...
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