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Amoxicillin Question

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BaconAndAvocado Thu 11-Feb-16 19:18:05

I started taking amoxicillin yesterday as I have an abscess beneath my tooth.

Although most of the toothache has gone some is still there and I generally feel quite run down and rough.

Is this a normal side effect? Or have the drugs not kicked in yet?

They are a 5 day course of 3 a day 500mg tablets. I have taken 5 so far.

ozymandiusking Thu 11-Feb-16 19:25:33

Amoxicillin doesn't usually make me feel particularly rough, I think it is probably still the infection that hasn't completely cleared up yet.
If you have taken half the course you sound to be doing quite well.
I hope you feel better soon.

NK346f2849X127d8bca260 Thu 11-Feb-16 19:48:49

A friend whose dh is a pharmacist told me that antibiotics take 48 hours to really kick in.

BaconAndAvocado Fri 12-Feb-16 14:18:43

Feel absolutely back to normal today. Must have take the antibiotics a while to work!

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