A 43-year-old member asked:
can you tell me if i'm allergic to cipro (ciprofloxacin) can i take keflex?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: These are different classes of antibiotic and an allergy to one should not increase the likelihood of an allergy in the other.
A 34-year-old member asked:
What happens if I'm allergic to cipro (ciprofloxacin) can I take keflex?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Allergy and Immunology 21 years experience
Yes: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic and keflex is a second generation cephalosporin. They are unrelated and not immunologically cross reactive.
Last updated Nov 28, 2017
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