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Bedford and Associates


Antibiotic Advice


  • Before taking any antibiotics please ensure you read and follow the advice leaflet provided in the box of the prescribed antibiotics.

  • Take the full course of tablets as advised by your dentist.

  • Women taking Hormonal Contraception should take extra precautions when taking a course of antibiotics, as the antibiotics may prevent the contraceptive from working.

  • If precribed Metronidazole please do not drink any alcohol whilst taking the course. This can cause severe stomach cramps and vomiting.

  • Whilst taking antibiotics you may continue to take pain killers, such as paracetamol or ibuprofen.

  • Please note that antibiotics can take up to 48 hours to become affective.

  • If you require further advice please contact the practice on 01274 690188.