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is cephalexin in the amoxicillin family

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Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
See below: Amoxicillin and Cephalexin have different antibacterial spectra. If an infecting organism is sensitive to both drugs they will work equally well. But ... Read More

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Dr. Patrick Connerly
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Maybe: Amoxicillin is also a drug that many dentists use to treat infections of the mouth. Whether it is a good one for you would depend on your specific cir ... Read More
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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Stop antibiotics: When cold symptoms don't respond to antibiotics, it is almost never because of a bacterial infection resistant to antibiotics. It means no bacterial i ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Different drug: Zithromax is often prescribed to people who are allergic to penicillins (amoxicillin) and cephalosporins (cephalexin). It is possible for a person to ... Read More
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Calcification: Calcified blockage of the Parotid Gland duct is not unusual, and may even perforate the duct. Calcification should be removed. Antibiotic coverage i ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
No guarantee: GI upset may occur with zithromax.
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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Discharge: If I understand you correctly, it is important for you to let the doctor who prescribed the meds know what is happening to you. He/she must see you in ... Read More
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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
40 years experience Preventive Medicine
Both are antibiotics: i.e. against-life-thing (what the term means) & never cure infections, only chemical warfare tools. Immune system always primary, cancers/infectio ... Read More
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Dr. Phillip Goebel
15 years experience Emergency Medicine
Kidney stone: If you are having ongoing pain 6 days into your second antibiotic, either the bacteria is resistant to keflex, or you have a second issue going on as ... Read More
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