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I had a bad gum infection last week,and was given 250mg of

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I had a bad gum infection last week,and was given 250mg of Amoxicillin capsules. Having taken the whole course, my dentist today prescribed another 21capsules of 250mg of Amoxicillin
and15 Metronidazole 200mg tablets.

I have never taken two lots of antibiotics before and am worried that this maybe unnecessary
The infection left is slight. I should mention that I have type 1 diabetes. Can you advise me please?
Marion
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.

Dr. Phil, MD :

Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.

Dr. Phil, MD :

Hi I'm Dr. Phil

Dr. Phil, MD :

Can I ask your first name?

Customer:

Is it ok to take two antibiotics at the same time for a slight infection?

Dr. Phil, MD :

I'm reading your post

Dr. Phil, MD :

hang on

Customer:

My name is M|arion

Dr. Phil, MD :

Okay

Dr. Phil, MD :

Yes, you can take these.

Dr. Phil, MD :

It is safe.

Dr. Phil, MD :

even with diabetes Marion

Customer:

Would one not be enough?

Dr. Phil, MD :

no, because they cover different bugs

Customer:

Ahhh! Fair enouh

Dr. Phil, MD :

alright!

Customer:

fair enough

Dr. Phil, MD :

any more questions for me Marion?

Dr. Phil, MD :

:)

Customer:

Should I expect stomach upsets?

Dr. Phil, MD :

yes

Dr. Phil, MD :

and avoid alcohol with metronidazole

Customer:

Anything I can do to help this?

Dr. Phil, MD :

Just what you are doing.

Dr. Phil, MD :

having the dentist treat the underlying problem

Customer:

The stomach upsets

Dr. Phil, MD :

take with food

Customer:

Ok Dr Phil. Thank you for your advice.

Dr. Phil, MD :

you're welcome Marion

Dr. Phil, MD :

please don't forget to click a positive face for me Marion

Dr. Phil, MD :

I appreciate it

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