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Neither: Both antibiotics are effective bactericidal drugs. Keflex causes time dependent killing while Cipro (ciprofloxacin) causes concentration dependent killing. The 2 drugs have different antibacterial spectrums. In general Cipro (ciprofloxacin) has better activity against gram negative bacteria like pseudomonas while Keflex is more active against gram positive bacteria like staph. And strep. Species. ...Read more
Bit by Brown recluse a week ago &prescribed Keflex 2000 mg/day should i get second opinion? Why is the area now warm With Yellowish gray in the middle
Loxosceles reclusa: The bite forms a necrotizing ulcer that destroys soft tissue and may take months to heal, leaving deep scars. These may become painful and itchy within 2 to 8 hours. Pain and other things worsen 12 to 36 hours after the bite, and the necrosis develops over the next few days. This often requires surgery to debride the area, not antibiotics unless there is secondary infection. ...Read more
I have UTI for the third time what treatment should I take? In the first time I used ciprofloxacin, second I used keflex
Not very: By the time someone has a boil, it's generally too late for antibiotics. A boil needs to be opened and drained. In addition, a large proportion of boils or abscesses these days are caused by mrsa, which can't be treated with keflex. Mrsa is generally treated with Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) or clindamycin, but again, drainage is the key. ...Read more
7-10 days: Antibiotics such as Keflex can work in 7-10 days sometimes shorter- it is important to complete the course of therapy prescribed for you in order to completely eradicate the infection. Symptoms often go away prior to completion- but take them all to avoid a repeat infection or a resistant infection which is much more difficult to treat. ...Read more
What strength (in billions) probiotic should I take while being on Keflex and Batrim? How do I look for one that actually works? Any Recommendations?
Probiotics: The highest quality probiotics will be found in the refrigerated section of the health food store. They will be in capsule or liquid forms. Look for one with a variety of strains. Employees or owners of these types of stores will likely be well educated regarding the products they sell and should be able to guide you towards the best choice. ...Read more
I'm on keflex 500 mg twice a day
I haven't been taking them at the same time everyday at all because I've been sleeping a lot is this dangerous
My girlfriend is 14 and preganet she has
kidney stones and takes keflex for her bacteria can this affect the baby can keflex affect the baby
See below: Keflex is listed as b category in preganancy ie no animal data showing toxicity, however no controlled studies in humans, medications are taken during pregnancy with the understanding that the benefits outweigh risks. If the medical condition itself can cause harm, then the treatment risks need to be weighed.Your doctor can advise you further and also give you lenght of therapy. ...Read more
I have constant flank pain from kidney infection + pain that gets sharp and then dies down. How long does pain last on antibiotics, taking keflex.?
Stone: Your pain may be caused by a stone. If you have not been checked you should be. ...Read more
Diagnosed with celulitis in calf area. Taking 500mg keflex should I wear/not wear support stockings (ss) until i heal. Wear ss 4 history of edema ?
Perhaps: The stockings may prevent more swelling, but it is best to ask your doctor. Since everyone's condition varies, consulting your physician is the best option before making a decision. ...Read more