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Cefalexin Sandoz 500mg
Diagnosed visually with staph folliculitus. Cefalexin sandoz 500mg, 3x pd for 5 days but still getting new sores with pus heads? Normal to get new ones?
Short half-life: Cephalexin has a short half-life, about an hour or maybe longer depending on the patient's kidney function. If you notice, you are supposed to take it multiple times a day -which is why... the body washes it out pretty quickly. Usually after about five times the half-life, the medicine is totally gone... so depending on 'when' you took your last dose, it should be out within a day. Hope that helps ...Read more
Is 500mg cefalexin 3 times a day to high for a 13yr old. My son has had Diarrhoea since he started them? Is this normal?
Safe antibiotic: Cephalexin is generally considered quite a safe medicine and has a good 'range' of doses. I think it's OK as far as the dose is concerned, but the diarrhea is a different story. Problem is, antibiotics can trigger some really bad side effects these days. I wonder if you've called the primary doc- sometimes they can change the antibiotic to something different. For now, chicken soup, toast, rice... ...Read more
I was RX Cephalexin 500mg (every 6 hrs). Do I need to wake up to adhere strictly to every 6 hrs or can I spread 4 dosages within my waking hours?
Yes, can spread it!: It doesn't have to be exactly every 6 hours. ...Read more
Usually: It is a four times a day med. ...Read more
I'm taking cephalexin 500mg would it hurt to have a drink been on it for four days now have to take for two weeks?
Cepahlaxin: If the infection is a susceptible strain, it will take a few days to a week or so depnding where and how bad the infection is. ...Read more
Preg with cephalexin: No. You should not take any medication until it is given an ok by your ob. ...Read more
Can cephalexin cause diarreah days after taking the Antabiotics? I'm on my 4th day taking twice a Day 500mg
I am taking cephalexin 500mg and its red capsule. Can I take it like a pill or have to put it in water. Pharamist was no help.
Take it like a pill: The best way to take Cephalexin 500mg is to swallow it with at least 8oz of water. You can take this medication with or without food and as directed on the prescription label. It is important to take this medication for the full curse of therapy (until it's gone) to ensure that the infection is completely eradicated and does not build resistance to the medication. ...Read more
I have tonsillitis. I was given curam1000 2/d. 5 doses condition worsen. I was given 2 cephalexin shots as well as 500MG oral 4/d. 2 days, its worse.
I took Postinor2 last dose 9 hours ago. If I take Cephalexin 500mg for UTI is it gonna effect the effectivness of Postinor2?
No: Keflex goes out entirely by being flushed through the kidneys; it has no effect on other drug metabolism through the liver and no effect on drug absorption. ...Read more
What effect will being in the sun for a prolong period of time effect me taking levothyroxin or cephalexin 500mg
When Will the diarrhea stop from cephalexin? I'm on my 5th day and started diarrhea yesterday afternoon UTI in now clear 500mg for 10 days
Here are some. ..: For most of uncomplicated female UTIs, a 3-5 day course of antibiotics should be more than needed if bug is sensitive to it. So, you may stop it since you got its related diarrhea and see. If not subsiding in 3 days as expected and wished, seek pro-evaluation especially at the time having fever + persistent worse diarrhea. Best wish. .. ...Read more
I am on cephalexin 500mg for cellulitis. Is it ok to drink while taking this antibiotic. I have been on it for 6 days and I have to take it for 10?
Probably: Cephalexin is not typically one of the antibiotics that we see a bad reaction with when taken in conjunction with alcohol ingestion. You will probably be ok but as always, drink in moderation no matter what you're taking. The only thing I can think of to be careful of is if the Cephalexin gives you a side effect of feeling dizzy, alcohol may exacerbate this. ...Read more
Benefit vs risk: This medication is pregnancy category B - which means that it is considered 'safe' in pregnancy. The doctor prescribing the medication has to consider potential benefit vs. Risk - and hopefully this was done to your satisfaction. If not, ask questions - it's their job. Usually the most critical time for any medication and pregnancy is the first trimester, if that's past, then I don't worry so much ...Read more
8 week course of Ceftrioxone, now halfway through 30 day course of Cephalexin 500mg 3xday. Developed diarrhea 5days ago, has now become clear watery and mostly flatus.
Needs evaluation: If you develop copious diarrhea like this after prolonged antibiotics, the prescribing doctor needs to know. There are certain types of diarrhea that can be bad-primarily I'm talking about C. diff. This form of diarrhea can worsen, and there can be consequences like kidney damage, dehydration, low blood pressure/passing out etc. Not to mention malabsorption/loss of nutrients. Hope you call TODAY. ...Read more
What dosage of cephalexin will help treat staph? I have 500mg. How many times a day should I take it for possible staph infection
4 times a day: If you do not have MRSA, 4 times a day should treat a staph infection. You will know within a few days if you are on the correct medicine. MRSA will take a different medicine, usually a sulfa based medicine will treat a community acquired MRSA (methicillin resistant staph aureus). Good healing. ...Read more
Can I drink wine while taking cephalexin 500mg. There was no warnings on the bottle or print out. I am currently taking this to heal a boil.
Don't recommend it: Alcohol is not a good choice when trying to treat an infection. It impairs the ability of the white blood cells to fight bacteria and produce antibodies. In addition, alcohol causes a variety of drug interactions, including with antibiotics used to treat infections. The treatment for boils is surgical, and if they are incised and drained, antibiotics are not always necessary. Would avoid alcohol. ...Read more
Will cephalexin 500mg 4x for 7 days show up as a false positive on a drug test 2 weeks after stopping the meds? Son goes to mil boot camp july 7.
No: It is not a false positive due to the antibiotics. You need to sit down with your son and talk. ...Read more
If what I have is staph infection after taking cephalexin 500mg tid how long would it take to clear up and how long should I take the cephalexin?
Staph infection: Your question cannot be answered without knowing what type of infection you have, the sensitivity of the organism, and whether it is in an area in which Cephalexin penetrates well. In addition it may be necessary to take this more than three times a day. Need far more info. ...Read more
Yes: THe dose is usually four times a day for 7-10 days. ...Read more
I started taking cephalexin 500mg. My first dose tonight and my throat is extremely dry. Is that normal?
Cephalexin - Dryness: I would have to say that I have not heard many patients express this side effect after taking cephalexin. If you're taking it for a respiratory or sinus condition, that might explain the dry throat and mucous membranes. I don't believe this is drug related so unless there is some medical reason for fluid restriction, you can feel free to force fluids while taking the cephalexin. ...Read more