i have a bad tooth and think it is infected.it is causing pain and discomfort..should i use this antibotic?
If ciprofloxacin was prescribed for this reason then yes it would be OK to take it. If not then you need to see a dentist. The infection is likely do be an abscess which the dentist will drain and then prescribe an antibiotics to clear any remaining infection if it is necessary. It you lightly tap the tooth in question and it hurts this can be indicative of an abscess. Taking an antibiotic alone will not treat the problem. First one must remove the infection and then take antibiotics if the dentist thinks that they are necessary.
I was prescribed ciprofloxacin for a urinary tract infection but I also had a very bad toothache my back tooth broke probably because it was infected but I started taking ciprofloxacin for my UTI and it seems to be helping my back tooth as well as my UTI I am on day 2 of taking it and the pain and my back tooth isn't as bad before it was unbearable.
- Ciprofloxacin Information for Consumers
- Ciprofloxacin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Ciprofloxacin (detailed)
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