how to handle antibiotic prescriptions written for use before dental work

We're getting questions about how to handle antibiotic prescriptions written for use before dental work.

You've seen these antibiotic Rxs...take 4 amoxicillin 500 mg tabs or 2 clindamycin 300 mg caps an hour before a dental procedure.

Antibiotics are often given to patients with heart valve problems, previous heart infections, or artificial joints...to prevent a serious infection from mouth bacteria getting into the blood.

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