The following information will help if you have been prescribed antibiotics for any reason.
- Always ensure you complete your course of antibiotics
- Antibiotics can cause an upset tummy and diarrhoea. This is NOT an allergic reaction.
- If you develop a rash on your skin or it feels itchy, you could be allergic to this antibiotic. Stop taking the antibiotic immediately and inform both your doctor and dentist
- Alcohol must not be consumed with the antibiotic ‘Metronidazole’, also known as ‘Flagyl’. It can cause nausea and vomiting.
If you are currently taking an oral contraceptive pill, you will need to take additional precautions while taking your antibiotics and for seven days after the course of treatment is complete.Back to Dental Education