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A 40-year-old female asked:

My dogs had giardia recently, theyre better. i began having diarrhea around the same time. my doctor called in tinidazole to help me. im allergic to so much, afraid to take it. can keflex help against giardia? i hate eating due to the diarrhea, thx

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Giaradia Lamblia: Per CDC -. Effective treatments for Giardia: metronidazole, tinidazole, & nitazoxanide Alternatives include paromomycin, quinacrine,& furazolidone .I am not certain how effective Keflex would be.
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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 41 years experience
NO Keflex, however:: There's NO evidence Keflex will help; it will disrupt your friendly flora and thus might increase diarrhea. Don't try it. While possible you'll be allergic to it,Tinidazole is safe and well-tolerated and allergies to it are rare. But you could also try 2 tbsp of papaya seeds (chew or grind and add to a smoothie) every 3-4 days for 4 doses;research proves it works. See https://tinyurl.com/y82aanay
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Last updated Jun 8, 2020


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