Will keflex 500 mg capsules help with a tooth infection?
Go to the doctor.
Antibiotics should not be left over. You are risking everyone with this awful behavior. You put yourself at risk because if the antibiotics do not get the full course, the infection may still be lingering in your system and come back resistant to the antibiotics you were taking. This means you'll be prescribed another course of antibiotics, this time stronger and more adverse effects, also more expensive. More importantly every time you get a recurring infection, that adds to the general resistance of bacteria to antibiotics. This is why penicillin, amoxicillin, and other similar drugs have become virtually useless and only prescribed because the patient demands antibiotics for a viral infection. Stops them from complaining and saying the doctor isn't doing anything for their viral infection except treating symptoms.
In this situation, I am not certain how many tablets you have, the antibiogram of your location, nor the actual cause of the infection. The keflex may help, may not. If its not enough it may come back more angry than ever and now resistant to keflex, or it may just go away on its own.
Just trash your remaining antibiotic and go to the doctor. You aren't helping anyone keeping the pills around the house.
- Keflex Information for Consumers
- Keflex Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Keflex (detailed)
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