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can i take ciprofloxcin if i am allergic to keflex?

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Dr. Cornelius Oleary
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Yes: Ciprofloxacin is part of the fluoroquinolone class of antibiotics and is different than cephalexin, which is a cephalosporin. As always, consult your pharmacist. There are several things your physician and pharmacist need to know to determine if it is safe for you. Take a look at the drug information online to educate yourself: http://www.drugs.com/ciprofloxacin.html
Answered on Dec 3, 2015
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Dr. Stephen Scholand
22 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes - avoid allergy: Your doc probably took into account your Keflex allergy in prescribing Cipro (ciprofloxacin). There are a number of antibiotic choices available for treating various infections. A doc considers many things in coming up with the right therapy. If you have more specific questions, I would definitely call to ask for more information.
Answered on Dec 10, 2015
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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes, no problem: These antibiotics are chemically unrelated. Allergy to cephalexin (Keflex) does not increase the chance of allergy to ciprofloxacin.
Answered on Dec 3, 2015
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