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Medications for Dental Abscess

Other names: Gum Abscess; Mouth Abscess; Periapical Abscess; Tooth Abscess

About Dental Abscess:  A dental abscess is a collection of infected material (pus) resulting from a bacterial infection in the mouth.

Drugs Used to Treat Dental Abscess

The following list of medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of this condition.

Drug name Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
amoxicillin B N 30 reviews
6.0

Generic name: amoxicillin systemic

Brand names:  Amoxil, Apo-Amoxi, Moxilin, Moxatag …show all

Drug class: aminopenicillins

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

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Amoxil B N 1 review
10

Generic name: amoxicillin systemic

Drug class: aminopenicillins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

metronidazole B N X 93 reviews
6.0

Generic name: metronidazole systemic

Brand names:  Flagyl, Flagyl 375, Flagyl IV

Drug class: amebicides, miscellaneous antibiotics

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Flagyl B N X 8 reviews
8.0

Generic name: metronidazole systemic

Drug class: amebicides, miscellaneous antibiotics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

clarithromycin C N 8 reviews
6.0

Generic name: clarithromycin systemic

Brand name:  Biaxin

Drug class: macrolides

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

erythromycin B N X 7 reviews
4.0

Generic name: erythromycin systemic

Brand names:  Erythrocin, Ery-Tab, E.E.S. Granules, E.E.S.-400, Eryc, EryPed, Erythrocin Lactobionate, Ilosone, PCE Dispertab …show all

Drug class: macrolides

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

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Biaxin C N 1 review
8.0

Generic name: clarithromycin systemic

Drug class: macrolides

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Apo-Amoxi B N Add review Rate

Generic name: amoxicillin systemic

Drug class: aminopenicillins

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Moxilin B N Add review Rate

Generic name: amoxicillin systemic

Drug class: aminopenicillins

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Erythrocin B N X 1 review
5.0

Generic name: erythromycin systemic

Drug class: macrolides

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Flagyl 375 B N X Add review Rate

Generic name: metronidazole systemic

Drug class: amebicides, miscellaneous antibiotics

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Flagyl IV B N X Add review Rate

Generic name: metronidazole systemic

Drug class: amebicides, miscellaneous antibiotics

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Moxatag B N Add review Rate

Generic name: amoxicillin systemic

Drug class: aminopenicillins

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Ery-Tab B N X Add review Rate

Generic name: erythromycin systemic

Drug class: macrolides

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

E.E.S. Granules B N X Add review Rate

Generic name: erythromycin systemic

Drug class: macrolides

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

E.E.S.-400 B N X Add review Rate

Generic name: erythromycin systemic

Drug class: macrolides

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Eryc B N X Add review Rate

Generic name: erythromycin systemic

Drug class: macrolides

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

EryPed B N X Add review Rate

Generic name: erythromycin systemic

Drug class: macrolides

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Erythrocin Lactobionate B N X Add review Rate

Generic name: erythromycin systemic

Drug class: macrolides

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Ilosone B N X Add review Rate

Generic name: erythromycin systemic

Drug class: macrolides

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

PCE Dispertab B N X Add review Rate

Generic name: erythromycin systemic

Drug class: macrolides

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Learn more about Dental Abscess

Micromedex® Care Notes

Drugs.com Health Center

Mayo Clinic Reference

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Off Label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
Prescription Only / Over the Counter
Rx Prescription Only
OTC Over the Counter
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter
Pregnancy
A Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
B Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
D There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
X Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act Schedule
N Is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 Has a high potential for abuse. Has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision.
2 Has a high potential for abuse. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 Has a potential for abuse less than those in schedules 1 and 2. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 3. It has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 3.
5 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 4. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

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