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Doctor insights on: Cephalexin And Nexplanon

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Will cephalexin effect my nexplanon?

Will cephalexin effect my nexplanon?

No: Cephalexin (Keflex) does not affect a Nexplanon implant, meaning the implant will work just the same way with or without cephalexin. ...Read more

Implanon (Definition)

Implanon is birth control method manufactured by merck pharmaceuticals. It is a single rod implant that is inserted under the skin in the forearm. It is a Progesterone containing long acting contraceptive with a duration of ...Read more


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Taking Cephalexin for paronychia, no condoms w husband bc I've been on Nexplanon since last August. Should I be worried it can make it less effective?

Taking Cephalexin for paronychia, no condoms w husband bc I've been on Nexplanon since last August. Should I be worried it can make it less effective?

Yes: There is a drug interaction listed which states that the efficacy of the contraceptive is decreased. The other issue is why are you taking cephalexin to treat a paronychia. You might switch to a penicillin. Discuss it with your doc. ...Read more

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I have been taking a antibiotic for a uti the past 4 days and I have the nexplanon will keflex the antibiotic affect my nexplanon??

I have been taking a antibiotic for a uti the past 4 days and I have the nexplanon will keflex the antibiotic affect my nexplanon??

No worries: Oral Keflex antibiotic and the Nexplanon contraceptive implant do not have effects on one another. The rare chance of pregnancy stays the same, whether or not a woman is taking a typical course of Keflex. No worries. ...Read more

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I have implanon nd been taking sebtra nd keflex for a week. Will this cause Brown Mucus discharge?

I have implanon nd been taking sebtra nd keflex for a week. Will this cause Brown Mucus discharge?

Yes and no: The implanon itself can cause irregular spotting and bleeding (like the brown discharge) - the antibiotics will not do that - but could cause a vaginal yeast infection which might result in spotting. ...Read more

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Been on Nexplanon over 1 year, taking cefalexin for paronychia. No condoms w husband been having sex should I worry antibiotic makes it less effective?

Been on Nexplanon over 1 year, taking cefalexin for paronychia. No condoms w husband been having sex should I worry antibiotic makes it less effective?

Yes you should be: The combination may decrease the hormonal concentration efficacy. You can discuss thsi wiht your physician and try condoms or other techniques until you complete teh antibitoics ...Read more

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Can someone die if overdosed on cephalexin?

Can someone die if overdosed on cephalexin?

Doubt tt: Anything is possible but this is a very benign drug with few human toxicities beyond allergic reactions. ...Read more

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Side effects of cephalexin?

Side effects of cephalexin?

Few: Aside from allergic reactions which are few, occasional GI upset, Cephalexin has very few side-effects. ...Read more

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Can cephalexin help a uti?

Yes: The antibiotic concentrates in the kidneys quite well. If the bacteria is sensitive to cephalexin, your symptoms of a UTI should go away within 24 hours. If not, i'd recommend getting it re- evaluated by your prescriber. ...Read more

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Help can cephalexin have quinolones?

Help can cephalexin have quinolones?

Different class: These antibiotics are of different classes. Hope I answered your question. ...Read more

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Can I take Aleve and cephalexin together?

Can I take Aleve and cephalexin together?

Sounds ok: A person who has no problems taking naproxen (Aleve) by itself, and who has no problems taking cephalexin (Keflex) by itself, should also have no problem taking Aleve and cephalexin together. The two medications do not have noticeable interactions with one another. ...Read more

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Will amoxicillin work the same as cephalexin?

Will amoxicillin work the same as cephalexin?

See below: Amoxicillin and Cephalexin have different antibacterial spectra. If an infecting organism is sensitive to both drugs they will work equally well. But if an infection is due to enterococcus Amoxicillin will usually work while Cephalexin will not. Conversely if an infection is due to mssa Cephalexin will work while Amoxicillin will not. ...Read more

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Why does cephalexin 500 mg smell like rotten eggs?

Not uncommon: This is a common finding. It's related to some of the ingredients in the pill. Don't worry about this necessarily being abnormal. ...Read more

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How can you know if have an allergic reaction to cephalexin?

How can you know if have an allergic reaction to cephalexin?

Timing, symptoms: There are different kinds of reactions one can have to antibiotics. There are many factors in the history which help diagnose this (timing of the reaction in proximity to the antibiotic, oral/iv, past history, family history). An allergist can perform testing to help confirm Cephalexin allergy if necessary. ...Read more

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Could someone take cephalexin and a tramadol at the same time?

Could someone take cephalexin and a tramadol at the same time?

Yes: That should be ok, as long as the doctor (or doctors) know that you are doing that. There are details that are missing here. They know why you were giving these. ...Read more

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Can I consume alcohol the day after I'm done taking cephalexin?

Can I consume alcohol the day after I'm done taking cephalexin?

Depends.....: On what you are taking the antibiotic for; in general, alcohol and Cephalexin have no interactions to worry about. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take cephalexin and fexofenadine at the same time?

Is it safe to take cephalexin and fexofenadine at the same time?

No interaction: There is no significant interaction between the two stated medications, but unexpected reaction can occur with any combination of meds. Use only if needed and follow the direction of your prescribing physician who knows your situation best. Best of luck to you. ...Read more

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How long will it take cephalexin 500mg to work for treating an infection?

How long will it take cephalexin 500mg to work for treating an infection?

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

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Is it possible for you to take cephalexin if you r allergic to penicillins?

Is it possible for you to take cephalexin if you r allergic to penicillins?

Yes: Cross reactivity between the two classes are low so Cephalexin is not contraindicated in penicillin allergy patients. You should have your prescribing physician to follow you for any signs of reactions and get proper treatment. ...Read more

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Information. Does cephalexin have any quinolones or derives from quinolones?

Information. Does cephalexin have any quinolones or derives from quinolones?

No.: Cephalexin is a an antibiotic in the cephalosporin family, with a mechanism of action similar to penicillins. It works by disrupting the synthesis of bacterial cell walls. Quinolones, like ciprofloxacin, are a different class of antibiotics, with a completely different structure and mechanism of action. These work by preventing dna unwinding. These classes are unrelated. ...Read more

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Am 4 months pregrnant am I allowed to drink cephalexin 500mg three times a day?

Am 4 months pregrnant am I allowed to drink cephalexin 500mg three times a day?

Preg with cephalexin: No. You should not take any medication until it is given an ok by your ob. ...Read more

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