A 25-year-old member asked:
derm rx'd 1000mg cephalexin for acne, 3mo supply. are there long term effects of taking antibiotics for that long or longer?
2 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
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...
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.
Last updated Sep 25, 2017
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