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Metronidazole - Gum Infection

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Hi guys.  I've got an incredibly slow coming wisdom tooth (over 10 years now!).  Twice in the last 5 years the gum area around it has gotten infected and the dentist in the UK has prescribed a weeks course of metronidazole which clears it up in around 3-4 days.

I've got the same infection again so I've gone and got a weeks course from the pharmacy.  But they've told me to take 3 a day (400mg tabs) when I'm 99% sure that in the UK I was taking 1 a day, but unsure of the mg.  I know metronidazole is a strong antibiotic so I'm a little apprehensive to take that many.   I might just take 1 a day for 7 days and see what happens?

What would you guys advise?  And yes I know, medical advice on a forum like this should be taken with a pinch of salt.  Thanks

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Yeah so according to that, for gum infections 200mg 3 times a day.  She's given me 400mg and says 3 times a day. That's double the dose!  🤪

 

Thanks that's a big help.  I'm gonna get someone to call my dentist in the UK. I'm not risking it haha

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1 hour ago, SamuiAddict said:

I've got the same infection again so I've gone and got a weeks course from the pharmacy.  But they've told me to take 3 a day (400mg tabs)

Did they understand that is for gum infection?

In the leaflet you find much higher dose for other infections.

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2 hours ago, SamuiAddict said:

I might just take 1 a day for 7 days and see what happens?

I wouldn't if I were you. If you want a second opinion, then get one. Under dosing with any antibiotic runs the risk of the infection becoming resistant.

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why don't you go to a dentist instead?

It may save your tooth and lot of trouble. I have a dental center that is top-noch, a bit pricey, I agree. but you are gambling with your teeth....

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