Metronidazole vs. Amoxicillin for Tooth Abscess — Which Is Safer When You Already Have Tinnitus?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Dmitry, Nov 6, 2022.

    1. Dmitry
      Creative

      Dmitry Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud Music
      Hi everyone. I've read a lot of alarming posts on taking Metronidazole and it's making me anxious.

      My doctor mentioned that I could potentially take Amoxicillin instead, however Metronidazole is more effective in tooth abscesses, particularly wisdom teeth.

      Can I ask the group: Is taking Amoxicillin definitely the safer option? I've taken Metronidazole without side effects in the past but I wouldn't want to risk it again.

      Both have the standard course of 3 times a day x 5 days.

      Thanks so much in advance!
       
    2. ajc

      ajc Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2002; spike 2009; worse 2017-18
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music - noise damage
      I've had courses of both and had no issues whatsoever.
       
    3. Tweaker
      Transparent

      Tweaker Member Benefactor

      Location:
      UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure
      I had no issues with either. Anything ending with mycin are the ones to avoid.
       
    4. DebInAustralia
      No Mood

      DebInAustralia Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Advocate

      Location:
      Geelong, Victoria
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2013
      How did you go with the Amoxicillin?

      If you took it, what dose did you take?
       
    5. Nick47

      Nick47 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Viral/noise
      The only ototoxic antibiotics are the ones ending in mycin.
       
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