My boyfriend is getting a wisdom tooth pulled in about a month. With his work he had to put it off. It has hurt on and off for a little while but now. WOW. We have some keflex left over from a dog. (not expired- Dog or Keflex) LOL. I can call the dentist tomorrow but he works a lot and he needs to get on something.
Hello myraw, & welcome to the site. First of all, your dog should have received ALL of the keflex & you shouldn't have any leftover. Antibioitcs take time to work, is why your vet probably gave you the amont he did. always follow directions even for your pooch. I believe it would be the samje as far as ingredient, but the dose would be different unless your dog is as big as your boyfriend! Ha! At any rate, it's best to let his doctor/dentist prescribe an antibioitc for him. If he is allergic to any meds, he could have a horrible reaction .Keflex is in the pennicillian family, & most who ae allergic to pennicillian can't take Keflex either. I believe in his interests, he should most definately make a call or you could to the dentist & ask them about it.(or phamacist) How long has this beren going on? He may need a root canal or just hav a simple infection, but the mouth is the germiest place on our bodies, so please, check with the dentist or doctor...
Mary is positively absolutely correct with the facts about Keflex!! You don't even know if Keflex will help your BF with his infection!! Call the person who is doing the extraction, and tell them what his problem is, and have them call something in instead.
In answer to your question, yes, animal medications are the same quality as human medications, but not necessarily the same dosage that a human needs. Also superbugs are being found in animals also because people are not completing their rounds of antibiotics on the animals. These infections can be transmitted to humans, so in the future, please always finish your antibiotics, and your pet's antibiotics!!
- Keflex Information for Consumers
- Keflex Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Keflex (detailed)
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