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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Cephalosporin Antibiotic (Overview)

Cephalosporins are a kind of anti-bacterial drug (antibiotic and antimicrobial).


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What do they prescribe cephalosporin antibiotic for?

What do they prescribe cephalosporin antibiotic for?

Cephalosporins: These are antibiotics that have a very broad spectrum of use for many different bacterial infections. They are often used first or second line for many common infections and have to be used with care in patients with allergies to penicillin or other cephalosporins. They can treat skin, respiratory, urinary and sexually transmitted infections among many others. ...Read more

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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
58 doctors shared insights

Cephalosporin Antibiotic (Overview)

Cephalosporins are a kind of anti-bacterial drug (antibiotic and antimicrobial).


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Need general info on cephalosporin antibiotic?

Online: Go online and type in cephalosporins on a search engine. There will be information which will keep you reading for some time. ...Read more

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Taking Antibiotics (Checklist)

Follow directions on label
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Take all doses as directed. Don't stop when you feel better.
Once
Do not take someone else's antibiotic
Once
Throw away any leftover antibiotics when you're done
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Cephalosporin antibiotic for uti? And does this class of antibiotics cause any heart effects like qt prolongation?

Cephalosporin antibiotic for uti? And does this class of antibiotics cause any heart effects like qt prolongation?

See below: Cephalosporin antibiotics are frequently used to treat uti's. They are usually very well tolerated and do not generally prolong the qtc interval. ...Read more

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Need general info on cephalosporin antibiotic?

Online: Go online and type in cephalosporins on a search engine. There will be information which will keep you reading for some time. ...Read more

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What do they prescribe cephalosporin antibiotic for?

Cephalosporins: These are antibiotics that have a very broad spectrum of use for many different bacterial infections. They are often used first or second line for many common infections and have to be used with care in patients with allergies to penicillin or other cephalosporins. They can treat skin, respiratory, urinary and sexually transmitted infections among many others. ...Read more

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Is clindamycin a cephalosporin antibiotic?

Is clindamycin a cephalosporin antibiotic?

Not A CEPHALOSPORIN: Clindamycine is not a Cephalosporin It is an antibiotic of Lincosamide class which blocks the ribosome of the micro organism ...Read more

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What is risk of reaction if allergic to pcn and taking cephalosporin antibiotic?

What is risk of reaction if allergic to pcn and taking cephalosporin antibiotic?

Cephalosporin rx: Older studies suggested that there was a 5-7% risk of having a reaction to a cephalosporin if you had a history of penicillin allergy. However, there have been recent studies indicating that the newer cephalosporins are structurally different enough that the risk of cross reaction is quite low, even eliminating the need to test for penicillin allergy prior to administering the cephalosporin. ...Read more

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Was just prescribed a cephalosporin antibiotic along with diflucan (fluconazole). When is the best time to take the diflucan (fluconazole) tab? Day 1 of the antibiotics? Thanks!

Was just prescribed a cephalosporin antibiotic along with diflucan (fluconazole). When is the best time to take the diflucan (fluconazole) tab? Day 1 of the antibiotics? Thanks!

Not really: Equally effective regardless of time of day. Meals should not effect efficacy. Same for Keflex (or other cephalosporins), although it may be slightly less irritating (if you are having any belly discomfort) if taken with meals. ...Read more

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Cephalosporin antibiotic for uti? And does this class of antibiotics cause any heart effects like qt prolongation?

See below: Cephalosporin antibiotics are frequently used to treat uti's. They are usually very well tolerated and do not generally prolong the qtc interval. ...Read more

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Dr. John Leander Po
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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more


Dr. Tanya Russo
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Cefotaxime (Definition)

Cefotaxime is a cephalosporin which is a kind of anti-bacterial ...Read more