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Doctor insights on: Keflex And Nexplanon

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I have been taking a antibiotic for a uti the past 4 days and I have the nexplanon will keflex the antibiotic affect my nexplanon??

I have been taking a antibiotic for a uti the past 4 days and I have the nexplanon will keflex the antibiotic affect my nexplanon??

No worries: Oral Keflex antibiotic and the Nexplanon contraceptive implant do not have effects on one another. The rare chance of pregnancy stays the same, whether or not a woman is taking a typical course of Keflex. No worries. ...Read more

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Implanon is birth control method manufactured by merck pharmaceuticals. It is a single rod implant that is inserted under the skin in the forearm. It is a Progesterone containing long acting contraceptive with a duration of ...Read more


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I have implanon nd been taking sebtra nd keflex for a week. Will this cause Brown Mucus discharge?

I have implanon nd been taking sebtra nd keflex for a week. Will this cause Brown Mucus discharge?

Yes and no: The implanon itself can cause irregular spotting and bleeding (like the brown discharge) - the antibiotics will not do that - but could cause a vaginal yeast infection which might result in spotting. ...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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Taking Cephalexin for paronychia, no condoms w husband bc I've been on Nexplanon since last August. Should I be worried it can make it less effective?

Taking Cephalexin for paronychia, no condoms w husband bc I've been on Nexplanon since last August. Should I be worried it can make it less effective?

Yes: There is a drug interaction listed which states that the efficacy of the contraceptive is decreased. The other issue is why are you taking cephalexin to treat a paronychia. You might switch to a penicillin. Discuss it with your doc. ...Read more

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Is keflex usually GI tolerant?

Is keflex usually GI tolerant?

An old stand by: Keflex has been around as an antibacterial almost since the first the beginning of medicine. It has withstood the test of time, and continues today to be effective against an array of bacterial organisms, but it's efficacy is failing against some of the newer "super bugs." still a good choice, still a first line drug, and yes it is usually GI tolerant, but everyone is an individual. ...Read more

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Can keflex help with a uti?

Can keflex help with a uti?

Yes: Depends on the type of bacteria so one should check the culture result and antibiotic sensitivities. ...Read more

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Will keflex take care of uti?

Will keflex take care of uti?

No: Keflex is not a good antibiotic for utis unless you know it will be active based on culture results. Many uti-causing bacteria are resistant to keflex. ...Read more

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Can motrin be taken with keflex?

Can motrin be taken with keflex?

Yes: You can take Keflex with any form of Ibuprofen without significant drug interactions. ...Read more

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Which probiotic works with keflex?

Which probiotic works with keflex?

Any: Probiotics in theory would work with any antibiotic. It are independent fsctors. Probiotics will try restore or maintain flora & GI environment. As well as try keep an anti oxidant balance ...Read more

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Can I take motrin while on keflex?

Can I take motrin while on keflex?

Yes: There are no drug interactions between Motrin and keflex. ...Read more

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Can I drink coffee while on keflex?

Can I drink coffee while on keflex?

Yes: Reasonable quantities of coffee - like 2 small cups - will be ok. Really, only large quantities of coffee may interfere with antibiotics like keflex. You don't need to stop coffee entirely while on keflex. ...Read more

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Is keflex safe to take while pregnant?

Is keflex safe to take while pregnant?

Yes: It is a cephalosporin which is safe if not allergic to it. ...Read more

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Allergic to penicillin can I take keflex?

Likely, not certain: The majority of people who are told they are allergic to penicillin are not actually so (they get rashes for other reasons, e.g.). Of those that are allergic, about 70% or more will lose the allergy after about 10 years. If you are still allergic, there is about a 10% chance of cross-reaction to 1st-gen cephalosporins like keflex. An allergist can perform testing to judge your risk for a reaction. ...Read more

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Is amocollia or keflex easier on the kidneys?

Is amocollia or keflex easier on the kidneys?

As opposed to?: Did you mean Amoxicillin and Keflex? They are both safe for use in patients with decreased kidney function. Their frequency of use should be adjusted in advanced chronic kidney diseases! ...Read more

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I'm allergic to penicillin, can I take keflex?

I'm allergic to penicillin, can I take keflex?

Maybe: Penicillins (like amoxil) & cephalosporins (like keflex) are both beta-lactam antibiotics named because of their ringed chemical structure. Allergy to penicillins is sometimes directed against this ring, and an allergic reaction may also occur if a similar antibiotic is taken. It is estimated that about 10% of penicillin-allergic patients are also allergic to cephalosporins like keflex. ...Read more

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What antibiotic to use if keflex isn't working?

What antibiotic to use if keflex isn't working?

Depends.: On what it isn't working for. It isn't ever supposed to work for viral infections like mono, and the second line drug depends on the type of infection for which Keflex failed. ...Read more

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Does keflex 500 mg twice a day cause high BP or low bp?

Does keflex 500 mg twice a day cause high BP or low bp?

None: Keflex is an antibiotic. It should not interfere with your blood pressure. The condition that you take Keflex for might. ...Read more

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Does it help to take a probiotic when also taking keflex?

Does it help to take a probiotic when also taking keflex?

Yes: You can take probiotics, but the Keflex will be counter-balancing them so it will be important to take them after you are done with your course of antibiotics to re-establish your beneficial bacteria in your gut. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to give my 8 yr old keflex 3 times a day?

Is it possible for me to give my 8 yr old keflex 3 times a day?

Pediatrician: That's a decision that should be made by a pediatrician. A mother shouldn't be making antibiotic decisions for her child. ...Read more

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Can I drink couple of beers if I'm taking keflex 500 every 8 hrs.?

Can I drink couple of beers if I'm taking keflex 500 every 8 hrs.?

Below: Alcohol -and antibiotics are not meant to be taken together.

Reevaluate your situation--are you sure you cannot go without a couple of beers while on antibiotic. ...Read more

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There are black spots on my wound that turn white as the wound gets less moist. I am on keflex for the same wound. What are these spots?

There are black spots on my wound that turn white as the wound gets less moist. I am on keflex for the same wound. What are these spots?

Regeneration tissue: In the healing process of a wound it will change colors and consistency. Many times a white film or tissue that can appear on a healing wound is regenerating tissue. Do not scrape it off, continue to nurture the wound and watch for increasing redness and swelling that continues to spread outward from the site. This is a possible sign of infection along with fevers of course. Continue healing! ...Read more

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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?

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?

Sleepiness: I would worry mostly about your "sleepiness" that might reflect a different type of infection. Talk to your prescriber about your symptoms. ...Read more

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How far apart can you take keflex...my dr. Told me to take them every 6 hrs 4 times a day but I'm sleeping part of the time and that messes me up?

How far apart can you take keflex...my dr. Told me to take them every 6 hrs 4 times a day but I'm sleeping part of the time and that messes me up?

Four times daily: Rather than set an alarm to take medication exactly every 6hrs, space out your meds so that you end up taking 4x/d while awake, say 1st time upon waking up, 2nd time around lunch, 3rd time around dinner & 4th time just before sleeping. Yes, some times are closer than others while others are farther apart but I would never tell my patients to take it every 6hrs b/c concerns you've noted. ...Read more