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derm rx'd 1000mg cephalexin for acne, 3mo supply. are there long term effects of taking antibiotics for that long or longer?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
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 vs benefit.

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