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Cephalexin Abm Medication
I am diagnosed with UTI and taking cephalexin. I am actively trying for a baby. Does medication stop me from conceiving?
No: That medication has no effect on conception or on a baby if you were pregnant. ...Read more
What can I do to reduce the pain of a popped boil? I have a boil. I went to the doctor but thay only gave me some medication, (cephalexin). It did not help, it only got bigger and popped today. I have a lot of pain and don`t know what is safe to apply to
See below: Apply hot salt water soaks several times a day. Apply absorptive gauze dressings between soaks. Allow it to drain on its own and do not squeeze it. Keep taking your prescribed cephalexin. The boil getting larger and then starting to drain could indicate improvement due to the antibiotic treatment. If it does not steadily improve from this point get it reevaluated by your md. ...Read more
It is my 3rd day of taking cephalexin and I feel a tight feeling around throat. No rash or other symptoms. Could it be from the medication or illness?
I took cephalexin 500ml for 5 days and I haven't taken it for 7 days now. I have a military drug test tomorrow will I test pos or get a pos?
I started taking cephalexin. As I have had mild allergic reaction to penicillin, should I expect serious allergic reactions to this medicatiion?
Mostly not: The incidence of cephalexin allergy in patients with penicillin allergy is in the single digit % and likely not much different from patient without a history of penicillin allergy. However if you had a severe anaphylactic reaction to penicillin, I would suggest an allergy consult just to be safe. ...Read more
What schedule drugs are metroprol digoxin frusemide paracetamol setraline timol ciproflaxin quietapine and cephalexin?
I've always gotten a small rash on the top of my hands from Keflex. Is that ok? I'm very sensitive to medications.
? Allergy: Could be a sign of allergy. You may want to stop the medicine and ask your doctor. Continuing a medicine you are allergic to could lead to a more severe reaction which could be life threatening. Good luck ...Read more
I was diagnosied with celulitis staph today and seems to be spreading. Normal? And how long dose it take for the drug cephalexin to start working?
Cellulitis: It may spread for the first couple days on the antibiotics, they may take 72 hrs to be effective ...Read more
I've noticed I have joint pain while taking Keflex. I have Fibro and UCTD. I feel ok, do I need to stop the medication?
Not yet: You need to speak with your doctor before making changes to your medications. That is Rule #1 in the stated constitutional standards for patients who want to be remembered by Santa Claus this holiday season. Check with prescribing doctor before changing medications NOT HealthTap doctors. ...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
I had Rocephin (ceftriaxone) injected into buttocks area yesterday. I have 2 lumps that are painful. Is the medication stuck? I'm supposed to take Keflex now!
Not stuck: Whenever you inject antibiotics you have the potential to get a little swelling in the area. Sometimes you have some bleeding which will form a hematoma and be hard. This is not like a blood clot in veins and is rarely more than uncomfortable. Over time the clotted blood will become liquid again and be absorbed. May or may not have visible bruise. If redness and warmth at site let provider know. ...Read more
I am 5 weeks pregnant & the doctor put me on antibiotics for a kidney infection the medication is keflex will this cause a miscarriage? : (
Discuss: After 5 days, your symptoms should have at least started to improve. If there is truly no relief, your symptoms may be attributable to another abnormality (not the uti), poor response to the keflex, or residual irritation even though the infection is clearing. You should call your doctor to report your concerns. ...Read more
Was on keflex 250mg for a week, doc upped dose to 500mg/3xday (for epidermoid cyst removal). Can this drug cause body aches? Hurts since starting meds
Is there another drug combination for diverticulitis besides Flagel? I am also taking Bactrim due to allergies to Cipro, (ciprofloxacin) Keflex and Penecillin.
Antibiotic allergies: You need the help of an ID doctor-since they are experts in antibiotics. First, I would want to 'define' ur allergies further-because sometimes a patient is labeled as 'allergic' & they aren't really allergic at all. That is really important. If ur truly allergic to penicillin, cephalosporins & cipro (ciprofloxacin) which is a fluoroquinolone, ur options are quite limited for oral therapy. Doxycycline might help. ...Read more
I've had a few hives after taking many unrelated drugs, such as tylenol, (acetaminophen) nsaids, keflex, mestinon, & others. How can I be allergic to every med?
Uncommon: This is a condition known as multiple drug sensitivity syndrome and the mechanism is unknown. I suspect however that at least some of these reactions are coincidental and you need to consult an allergist to get this issue sorted out. Challenge test may be in order. ...Read more
Maybe (not). . .: It depends b/c I'm not sure if you're referring to zantac (used to treat heartburn) or xanax (alprazolam) (used for anxiety). With that said, I threw everything into the interaction checkers available to you via online. Epocrates. Com & drugs. Com. Neither checker noted any issues taking those drugs in combination. But as always, if you have any drug questions, ask your pharmacist & prescribing doc before startin. ...Read more
ER: Emergency room for any significant overdose. Can call 1-800-222-1222 24 hours per day, 7 days per week to reach any poison control center in the United States. You will be connected with an expert who will direct you how to proceed. Please have all product information available when you call. ...Read more