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Dr. James Krick
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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Had blood taken doctor said something in my liver came back high i've been on cephalexin twice then clindamycin could it have something to do with it?

Had blood taken doctor said something in my liver came back high i've been on cephalexin twice then clindamycin could it have something to do with it?

Yes: Liver side effects are common with many drugs. This should be followed and rechecked after being off the antibiotics. Other things can cause liver inflammation so make sure you follow through. ...Read more

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Doctor said something was high in my liver probably due to my antibiotics(cephalexin) (clindamycin) is it normal because i'm a little scared?

Doctor said something was high in my liver probably due to my antibiotics(cephalexin) (clindamycin) is it normal because i'm a little scared?

Probably OK: Your liver enzymes (measured in the blood) can go up and down for many reasons. Yours are probably up a bit because of some medications you've been taking. Ask your doctor what the plan is for rechecking the blood work (how soon), and also ask what he/she plans to do if the numbers don't go back to normal. Lots of medicines raise the liver enzymes and it's almost always no big deal. ...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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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

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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

Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Keftabs (Definition)

Keftabs is a first generation cephalosporin which is a kind of cephalosporin type drug (anti-bacterial ...Read more