Hi, I have a bit of an odd question. I have a tooth infection and was prescribed Amoxicillin (500mg) last month in the ER. It cleared up, but has come back, so I went back today and got a prescription for Penicillin (500mg 2x a day) until I can get to the dentist in a couple weeks. Thing is, last night I took one leftover Amoxicillin caplet, and I'm wondering if it's okay to start on my Penicillin course if there's a chance that the one caplet Amoxicillin is still in my system? I forgot to mention it and ask the ER doc or pharmacist.
Amoxicillin & Penicillin?
- 20 Jun 2017 by jcjdyer
- 21 June 2017
- infections, amoxicillin, penicillin, dental abscess, oppositional defiant disorder, tooth infection, prescription, tooth, emergency room, penicillins
Added 20 Jun 2017:
Not sure if it makes a difference, but I was prescribed Penicillin VK.
Not only is it okay, you should start immediately. The leftover caplet, unless reinforced with the new script will only serve to breed resistant bacteria.
- Amoxicillin Information for Consumers
- Amoxicillin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Amoxicillin (detailed)
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