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​​​Acute Dental Abscess 

Causative organisms: Streptococcus milleri, anaerobes

 
First Line
Second Line 
​​​Allergy status
(Confirm allergy status prior to choosing antimicrobial regime)
No penicillin allergy
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Antimicrobial
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Check for interactions
 
 
Amoxicillin 
 
 
 
Clarithromycin 
Dose
 Amoxicillin 500mg every 8 hours
 
If evidence of spreading infection add in metronidazole 400mg every 8 hours
Clarithromycin 500mg every 12 hours
 
If evidence of spreading infection add in metronidazole 400mg every 8 hours​
Route
 PO
 PO
 Duration 
 7 days

 

Additional Information

 

  • Clarithromycin is a potent enzyme inhibitor and interacts with many drugs.  Please check the BNF for information on drug interactions and discuss with pharmacy​.​​