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Is It Safe To Crush Cephalexin
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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
Yes: See your pharmacist for full documentation and conflicts ...Read more
Be safe-48hours: After the full course-48 hours should be fine. In Moderation of course, do not drink too much, be safe. ...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
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
Is it safe to use Cephalexin 500/twice a day against Acne for a period of 6 months. Should I use any Biotin at least?
Safe is relative: It is a utilized therapy for acne, as are several other oral antibiotics. But anytime you undertake long term antibiotic use, there is a chance of an adverse effect like antibiotic associated diarrhea, c.diff colitis, alterations in the natural bacteria of your body, resistant microbes. With that said, it's still rather safe. ...Read more
Entirely safe: Both these drugs are entirely safe for pregnant moms and fetuses, especially this late in pregnancy. In any case, assuming your doctor knows you are pregnant, she would not have prescribed them if she didn't believe they are safe and that their benefit outweighed any risks. Discuss with the doctor's office if you remain concerned about it. ...Read more
It should be safe: There should be no significant interactions with taking these medications together. Caution is always advised with taking multiple medications, but this should not be a problem. ...Read more
My 14 yr old son is going to start taking 500 mg of cephalexin twice a day for acne. Is it safe to take this for a long period of time?
It is safe: This regimen is safe if properly managed by the prescribing doctor. Your dermatologist selected this particular antibiotic for a clinical reason, & his/her recommendations should be followed. Cephalexin is often used for pustular acne that tests positive for staph or for acne that has been resistant to the typical antibiotic, tetracycline, which can be contraindicated in an immature 14 year old ...Read more
I'm 4 weeks pregnant and I have a Kidney infection I was prescribed Cephalexin is it safe to take it, I just need reassurance...
Cephalexin safety: Cephalexin is FDA pregnancy category B. Animal studies have not shown any evidence of fetal harm. In humans, the medicine had been used in pregnancy without any evidence of harm to the baby. I think your doctor must have taken this into account because a kidney infection actually puts u and the baby at risk for something bad to happen- so u need the treatment. We call this benefit vs risk. ...Read more
Is it safe to use keflex/cephalexin antibiotics 500mg 3x a day to treat possible mouth infection due to a burn during pregnancy? I'm 17 weeks pregnant
Yes: Antibiotics of the cephalosporin class are generally considered safe during pregnancy if prescribed. However, most burns do not require antibiotic treatment and respond well to just keeping the area clean. A Dentist or doctor can prescribe an oral rinse if needed, but generally just brushing the teeth and rinsing with water twice a day is sufficient to allow healing of a hot food type mouth burn ...Read more
Probably safe: Keflex is considered safe (category b) for 2nd and 3rd trimesters, but it has not been as thoroughly tested during the 1st trimester. Use only if no other options., and discuss your concerns with your doctor. ...Read more
No: If you are truly allergic to penicillin, you should avoid all penicillin derivatives and the first generation cephalosporins. Keflex is a first gen. Cephalosporin and may cross react with penicillin. See a board certified allergist to help you determine if penicillin is a true allergy for you. ...Read more