Reducing The Dose Of Keflex

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nene Says:
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I was prescribed keflex 500mg 4 times a day for a week for a tooth infection but it makes me tired and feel funny can i reduce the dosages to 2 a day



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Verwon Says:

Hello, Nene! How are you? I'm very sorry about how you're feeling.

However, all medications carry the risk of causing side effects. As listed by the FDA, along with drowsiness, you may experience dizziness, nausea, headache, diarrhea and non-allergic skin rash.

You should take it as prescribed by your doctor, because while these side effects may be annoying for now, there is a risk of death due to the infection, if it's left to continue out of control.

Alternatively, by lowering your dose, you create the risk of your developing antibiotic resistant bacteria.

If you really don't like taking this one, the best thing to do would be to consult your doctor, so they can prescribe a different antibiotic.

Is there anything else I can help with?

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nene Says:
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Thanks for the reply well i went to urgent care because it was hard for me to swollow drinks and food well to find out my tooth dont looked infected plus that wasnt a good antibiotic for tooth or gum infection i never had paon in my tooth to began with just swollen gums that didnt hurt much never did my tooth nor gums hurt to where i was in unbearable pain so how coukd i have a infection to something that didnt hurt just swollen gums now i been doing warm salt water n brushing 3 times a day

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Happy at last Says:
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Look out, can ruin your gut, cause IBS, and hair loss. Soon as your done, start vitamin b food. Like spinach. Wipes it out, and your gut Flora. Get probiotics to.

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