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penicillion and breasfeeding

my teeth hurt and i have some left from when i was pregnant,can i take it and does oit expire,i go to the dentist next wed. but it hurts so bad and tylenal does not work


Asked by angelairelan at 9:03 PM on Apr. 1, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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Answers (6)
  • penicillin is not for pain, it's for infection. If you take them unnecessarily you are killing good bacteria....try Motrin, it's better than tylenol and you can take it BFing.

    Answer by calliesmommie at 11:23 PM on Apr. 1, 2009

  • It's safe for breastfeeding, but you shouldn't take leftover antibiotics. You shouldn't even HAVE leftover antibiotics, because you should have finished them. Try some motrin or naprosyn. Call the dentist and tell them you are in a lot of pain and maybe they can get you in sooner. Penicillin is not for pain, it's for infection.

    Answer by Krysta622 at 9:05 PM on Apr. 1, 2009

  • you should never use left over meds, call the dentist

    Answer by mommymeg03 at 9:09 PM on Apr. 1, 2009

  • Id use it if I thought it would help.. but is that meant for a tooth ache?

    Answer by amy31308 at 9:21 PM on Apr. 1, 2009

  • The expiration date will be on the bottle. But it's a bad bad bad idea to take leftover meds. And you're not supposed to have leftover penicillin. You're supposed to take it till finished.

    Answer by gdiamante at 10:05 PM on Apr. 1, 2009

  • I ditto Krysta622. You should NEVER take leftover antibiotics because you should have finished them in the first place. You are given a specific amount of medication to kill off whatever infection you have. If you don't complete the recommended dosage, you can make the virus resistant to the medication so that it won't work for you in the future. And if you are in pain, you should be taking meds for pain; not your dentist and have them prescribe you some pain meds.

    Answer by gwood at 10:42 PM on Apr. 1, 2009