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Long term effects of cephalexin

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Few if any: Some report minor abdominal discomfort during treatment. Cross reactivity with penicillin allergy is sometimes seen, more with adults. For most it has... Read More

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Yes: Determining risk vs benefit is what we do every day for every patient we prescribe treatments or recommend even an Aspirin a day...
Dr. Slade Suchecki
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Beware: Of GI effects which may indicate a superinfection by c difficil colitis. Also you may grow bacteria resistant to this antibiotic. Agree, weigh risk v... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Probably safe: It is unusual to require both these antibiotics at the same time. Confirm with the prescribing doctor(s) that both are needed. However, if needed, the... Read More
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Likely safe: Hopefully the cephalexin is only for a short time
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Masiello
Hematology and Oncology 18 years experience
Storing Medications: You want to keep them at room temperture protected from light. Although they do loos effect overtime and you really should take the prescribed course... Read More
A 73-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 42 years experience
I answered your question yesterday about these 2 drugs which are used as the suppressive therapy for recurrent lower urinary tract infection. Both wil... Read More
A 73-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Taking any antibiotic long term causes the development of resistant bacteria. Hiprex will do the same. A better option would be to take 250mg of Kefle... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 23 years experience
I would: Antibiotics tend to lose effectiveness with time due to bacteria developing resistance to it. You don't mention how effective it's been for you, so mo... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Rivera Jimenez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
Antibiotics: Taking antibiotics without prescription can have many bad effects. If prescribed for some reason discuss the alternatives, benefits and risks of long ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ramsay Kuo
Urology 26 years experience
May be contamination: Staphylococcus species are commonly found from the skin. It is possible that contamination of the urine sample occurred. However, if you are continu... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Tyson
Addiction Medicine 27 years experience
No: Normal for it to still have some edema. You can use some light compression hose over the counter-- should help.

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