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Can I take biaxin (clarithromycin) and simvastatin together or keflex and simvastatin, I have a sinus infection?

Can I take biaxin (clarithromycin) and simvastatin together or keflex and simvastatin, I have a sinus infection?

Keflex: Keflex is much safer - it has no interaction with simvastatin. Biaxin (clarithromycin) is contraindicated. If you take biaxin, (clarithromycin) you must temporarily stop simvastatin.

Dr. Peter Ihle
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Does keflex clear sinus infection?

Does keflex clear sinus infection?

Cephalexin: Not best choice for sinusitis, but it is is acute, the causative organism sensitive to first generation cephalosporins, and you absorb it adequately it may work well. Under the best of circumstances Cephalexin (keflex) yields low serum concentrations and entry into the sinuses in therapeutic concentrations may be problematic. Amoxicillin, trimethoprim-sulfa might also be effective.

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I'm taking Keflex 500 mg twice a day for 10 days to treat a sinus infection. Will this help and is this enough?

I'm taking Keflex 500 mg twice a day for 10 days to treat a sinus infection. Will this help and is this enough?

It could be.: It might. I use a higher dose, but some docs don't. If you have seen no improvement at all (even just a decrease in color of mucus) after 5 days, call MD and discuss. Keflex can help many causes of sinusitis, but not all.

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Been taking keflex 500mg 4 times daily for sinus infection. Have no symptoms other than low grade fever. How or when will I know if its going to work?

Been taking keflex 500mg 4 times daily for sinus infection. Have no symptoms other than low grade fever. How or when will I know if its going to work?

See below: Sinusitis is characterized by nasal congestion, purulent nasal discharge, headache and facial pain over the sinuses in the frontal and maxillary areas. Low grade fever alone would not indicate sinusitis. Sinusitis is usually self limited and does not require antibiotics unless severe or prolonged. Keflex is not the best drug for sinusitis. Ceftin, (cefuroxime) vantin or Augmentin would be better choices.

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Is keflex good for sinus infection and upper respiratory infection?

Is keflex good for sinus infection and upper respiratory infection?

Only: If it is a bacterial infection. Most upper respiratory infections however, are viral and many people mistake a viral rhinnitis for sinusitis and take unnecessary antibiotics. Sounds like you may be considering taking left over keflex. Would recommend against that. Rather consult your doctor.

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Saturday woke w/gunk on eye. Cleared when blinked. No pink or itch. Sinus infection. Rx'd Tobramycin 2 drops 3x's day for 7 days. Keflex Enuf drops?

Saturday woke w/gunk on eye. Cleared when blinked. No pink or itch. Sinus infection. Rx'd Tobramycin 2 drops 3x's day for 7 days. Keflex Enuf drops?

Sounds viral: Over all it sounds like a viral infection with both sinus and eyes involved. Bacterial eye infection/conjunctivitis usually have continuous pus like discharge all day. Gunk on eye in the morning is not specific for bacterial infection. Viral infection and allergies can also cause gunk on eye in the morning. Over use of antibiotic to treat viral infection can lead to resistant bacteria later on.

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Conjunctivitis re Sinus infection. Tobramycin drops & Keflex 1 1/2 days now. Time Eyes contagious? Threw out makeup. Don't want to contaminate new.

Conjunctivitis re Sinus infection. Tobramycin drops & Keflex 1 1/2 days now. Time Eyes contagious? Threw out makeup. Don't want to contaminate new.

Conjunctivitis: Did your MD say if it was viral, bacterial? Can you send a photo? Consult with us to determine if you need further evaluation. More info at cremersmd@blogspot. Com

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Sinus infection, strep throat, earache. On keflex 500 mg for 5 days, woke up this am with red, swollen eyes which are watering too. Exhausted. Help?

Sinus infection, strep throat, earache. On keflex 500 mg for 5 days, woke up this am with red, swollen eyes which are watering too. Exhausted. Help?

Veal: Most likely viral syndrome. Continue treatment of other conditions. Hydrate, use artificial tears, and possibly cool compresses to the eyes. See your primary doctor and ophthalmologist.

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Is it possible for you to take cephalexin for a sinus. Infection?

Yes: Cephalexin will cover some of the bacteria that might cause sinus infection. It is freqently used for tonsillitis and skin infections. I don't generally use it for sinus infection.

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I have 10 days worth of cephalexin 500 mg left from my husbands skin infection. Can I take this for a sinus infection? I am allergic to morphine

No: I applaud your efforts to save money / avoid waste and am glad that you asked first. While Cephalexin may work for some of the bacteria that cause sinus infections it is not the drug of choice so by taking it you would run the risk of side effects for naught. Allergy to morphine is not a concern in this context.

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Can you use cephalexin for a sinus infection?

Can you use cephalexin for a sinus infection?

Yes: But 1- many cases resolve without antimicrobials 2- other antimicrobials such as Amoxicillin / clavulanate may have better activity.

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My doctor gave me cephalexin for sinus infection and montelukast for allergies? Is that good? Will work?

My doctor gave me cephalexin for sinus infection and montelukast for allergies? Is that good? Will work?

Yes it is good: Yes Montelucast is used for allergies and cephalexin is a broad spectrum antibiotic used for Bacterial Infection of Sinuses and other respiratory tract as well

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What's the best med 2 take for a poss sinus infection whnevr I cough feels like my head is gonna explode have a lot of pressure? Started keflex today

What's the best med 2 take for a poss sinus infection whnevr I cough feels like my head is gonna explode have a lot of pressure? Started keflex today

Sinusitis: The best way to manage the s/sx of sinusitis like the cough that your suffering, could be control with antihistamine, nasal spray, and the addition of antibiotics should be at your physician discretion. Most of the other components could be easily accessible in any local pharmacy. Hope you feel better.

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MINOR Bacterial Conjunctivitis re Sinus infection. Tobramycin & Keflex 2 1/2 days. Eye's all clear, no gunk. Still contagious? Want to use new makeup

MINOR Bacterial Conjunctivitis re Sinus infection. Tobramycin & Keflex 2 1/2 days. Eye's all clear, no gunk. Still contagious? Want to use new makeup

OK if eye is clear.: It is a good idea to use all new make up products that are close to your eye, as they may have been the source of infection, or were contaminated when you developed an infection. For bacterial illness, 36-48 hours on Meds is a good guideline for reduction in contagion.

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What can you take for a sinus infection if you have gluacoma?

What can you take for a sinus infection if you have gluacoma?

Antibiotics: A diagnosed sinus infection will resolve with the appropriate systemic (oral) antibiotics. As far as nasal congestion ; occasional sneezing, as long as you don't have narrow angle (occludable angle potential) then you may take otc decongestants ; antihistamines. I also find nettie pot saline nasal lavage comforting too.

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Can I take Flagyl for a sinus infection?

No: Flagyl treats only anaerobic bacteria, which would be unlikely to cause sinusitis, especially acute sinusitis. Antibiotics aren't usually recommended for sinusitis, but when they are, you need something other than flagyl.

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Take Claritin (loratadine) for sinus infection?

Take Claritin (loratadine) for sinus infection?

Yes: Claritin or "loratadine" is an antihistamine medication that may help with symptoms related to a sinus infection such as congestion.

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After I get over my sinus infection what do I need to take to prevent one again?

Regular hygiene: Keeping clean, washing your hands, avoiding cigarettes, and cleaning your sinuses can help. Your sinuses filter all sorts of debris and germs so it is doing its job every day of your life. Good luck.

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What are considered the most effective anti biotics to take care of a sinus infection?

Amoxicillin: As long as you are not allergic to the penicillin class, the best initial antibiotic for a bacterial rhinosinusitis is amoxicillin.

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If my 15 month old baby has a sinus infection, should I not take him up into the mountains?

If my 15 month old baby has a sinus infection, should I not take him up into the mountains?

Probably OK: The sinus spaces in a 15 month old are very small. Changes in altitude associated with going up into mountains should have a minimal effect. The bigger question is if he is feeling well enough to travel.

Dr. Marvin Ott
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