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Can you take stall and Keflex

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. STEPHEN GIROUX
39 years experience Pharmacology
7-10 days: Antibiotics such as Keflex can work in 7-10 days sometimes shorter- it is important to complete the course of therapy prescribed for you in order to ... Read More

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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
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56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Usually : Recent studies have found that a majority of people who are allergic to penicillin can tolerate cephalosporin (of which Keflex is one) and particularl ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cornelius Oleary
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Yes: Ciprofloxacin is part of the fluoroquinolone class of antibiotics and is different than cephalexin, which is a cephalosporin. As always, consult your ... Read More
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Dr. Stephen Scholand
22 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes - avoid allergy: Your doc probably took into account your Keflex allergy in prescribing Cipro (ciprofloxacin). There are a number of antibiotic choices available for t ... Read More
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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes, no problem: These antibiotics are chemically unrelated. Allergy to cephalexin (Keflex) does not increase the chance of allergy to ciprofloxacin.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
22 years experience Infectious Disease
Not long: Keflex has a short half life. After you stop taking it it will be out of your system in 10-12 hours assuming normal kidney function.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
35 years experience Wound care
About 72 hrs: The duration of action of Keflex is about 12 hrs. After a course of the drug you can expect it to clear in about 72 hrs.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Bacteria sensitivity: This may depend in part on how the sensitivity testing is done and whether it has levels suitable for UTI measured. Since cephalexin (Keflex) has high ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Very little: There might be a small chance you could react to any binding material added to hold the tablet together, but it would be rare. Otherwise they are the ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: I see why not. Make sure you take a probiotic supplement while taking Keflex to avoid diarrhea and bacterial overgrowth from the antibiotic killing yo ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brant Ward
12 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Likely, not certain: The majority of people who are told they are allergic to penicillin are not actually so (they get rashes for other reasons, e.g.). Of those that are a ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Martinez
Specializes in Allergy
Maybe: Penicillins (like amoxil) & cephalosporins (like keflex) are both beta-lactam antibiotics named because of their ringed chemical structure. Allergy to ... Read More
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