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What's stronger keflex or cipro (ciprofloxacin)?

What's stronger keflex or cipro (ciprofloxacin)?

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

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Is there an issue with eating low doses of raw garlic, while taking keflex as a medecine?

Is there an issue with eating low doses of raw garlic, while taking keflex as a medecine?

None.: None. Except you might see your friends disappear! garlic can vaporize from skin, as well as lungs. Very healthy for you and would not interfere with keflex! ...Read more

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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

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

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Is keflex effective for boils?

Is keflex effective for boils?

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

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How long does keflex take to work?

How long does keflex take to work?

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

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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?

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

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Is it a bad idea for someone allergic to penicillin safely take keflex, a cephalosporin?

Yes: Cephalexin (keflex) is a first generation cephalosporin and a very close cousin to penicillin. Though it is not 100% true that all penicillin allergic individuals are also allergic to cephalexin, there is a high likelihood of that happening. ...Read more

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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

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

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I am taking cephalexin for something and i think i'm having a side effect?

I am taking cephalexin for something and i think i'm having a side effect?

What are you symptom: The most common side effects of Cephalexin are diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, rash, joint pain, fatigue, headache and dizziness. There are others but these are the most common ones. What are your symptoms? ...Read more

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What are the side effects of keflex antibiotic?

What are the side effects of keflex antibiotic?

Keflex side effects: Keflex is a cephalosporin antibiotic. This antibiotic can commonly cause gastrointestinal side effects like diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and sometimes, headaches. Serious side effects include anaphylactic reactions, decrease in blood cells and liver disease. ...Read more

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How long does it take keflex to get out of your system?

How long does it take keflex to get out of your system?

Not long: Keflex has a short half life. After you stop taking it it will be out of your system in 10-12 hours assuming normal kidney function. ...Read more

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Having the worst yeast infection of my life. Can the antibiotic cephalexin (keflex) cause this?

Having the worst yeast infection of my life. Can the antibiotic cephalexin (keflex) cause this?

Yes: Patients on Keflex can get yeast overgrowth and develop thrush, perianal and vaginal yeast infections. If your yeast infection is not responding to topical treatments ask your doctor about prescribing Fluconazole tablets for you. ...Read more

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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 ?

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