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Is Cephalexin used as antibiotic for tooth infection?

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Posted on Tue, 26 May 2015
Question: is cephalexin used as antibiotic for tooth infection?
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Answered by Dr. Nishad BN (33 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Yes, it is used.

Detailed Answer:
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Thank you for asking HCM.

Cephalexin is used for tooth infections. It is a cephalosporin antibiotic which is equally effective as penicillin. It is preferred in certain people like who are at risk of bacterial endocarditis also.

Hope this may help you. Let me know if anything not clear.
Thanks.
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Brief Answer: Yes, it is used. Detailed Answer: Hi Thank you for asking HCM. Cephalexin is used for tooth infections. It is a cephalosporin antibiotic which is equally effective as penicillin. It is preferred in certain people like who are at risk of bacterial endocarditis also. Hope this may help you. Let me know if anything not clear. Thanks.