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Got bad abscessed tooth. Have expired penicillin tablets. Is it safe to take?

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how many Penicillin VK 250 mg tablets should be taken each 24 hrs for a bad abcess tooth and is it XXXXXXX if they are out of date? please
Posted Wed, 17 Apr 2013 in Dental Health
Answered by Dr. Hema Yadav 51 minutes later

Thanks for posting your query.

Please do not self medicate with expired penicillin tablets as it could lead to a possible adverse or anaphylactic reaction .

The dose of Penicillin VK 250 is usually 1-2 tablets ( depending on the severity and type of infection ) every 6 hours ,ie 250 to 500 mg every 6 hours or 1-2 gm total in 24 hours.

You can always see your doctor as and when feasible . Apart from that maintain good oral hygiene , take warm saline gargles thrice daily for faster relief.

Hope, I have answered your query .

Wishing you a speedy recovery .

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