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Tooth Infection

Tooth infection
Usual Organisms Therapy (Alternatives) - Usual adult dosages listed.
Oral microflora (streptococci, oral anaerobes) Penicillin VK:  250-500 mg PO q6-8h

Amoxicillin: 250-500 mg PO q6-8h.

Cephalexin (Keflex): 500 mg PO q6h

Clindamycin (Cleocin): 150-300 mg PO q6h

Erythromycin (EES, E-Mycin): estolate /stearate /base formulations: 250 mg PO q6h or 500 mg PO q12h. Ethylsuccinate salt (EES): 400-800mg q6-12 hours.

Resistant strains (beta-lactamase producing):
Augmentin 875mg orally twice daily or 250-500 mg three times daily


Tooth infection


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