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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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Insomnia (Definition)

Insomnia is a sleep disorder in which you cannot fall or stay asleep. It usually accompanies another sleep, medical, or psychiatric disorder, and can lead to memory impairment, mood changes, and increased risk of ...Read more


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I'm taking cephalexin and i regularly take a melatonin because I have trouble sleeping but i just took one and my body feels light like a high help?

I'm taking cephalexin and i regularly take a melatonin because I have trouble sleeping but i just took one and my body feels light like a high help?

Drug interactions: There is not known interaction between Cephalexin and melatonin. It could be a paradoxycall response but possibly nothing at all. Try Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to sleep if still having same reaction. ...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 I take ibruprofen with keflex?

Can I take ibruprofen with keflex?

Yes: I see why not. Make sure you take a probiotic supplement while taking Keflex to avoid diarrhea and bacterial overgrowth from the antibiotic killing your gut flora. ...Read more

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Can keflex and Azo be taken together?

Can keflex and Azo be taken together?

Yes.: If you have a urinary tract infection it is common to take azo for symptoms until the infection responds to an antibiotic such as keflex. ...Read more

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Is keflex 500mg for a 3 year old to strong?

Is it /dose or /day?: depends on the diagnosis, patient's weight and frequency, at any rate, not a high dose ...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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Does keflex usually cause anaphylaxsis right away?

Does keflex usually cause anaphylaxsis right away?

Anaphylaxis: is a delayed hypersensitivity reaction and usually will present after the second or third exposure to the same agent. about 15-20 % of people allergic to penicillin are also allergic to Keflex ( cephalexin ). ...Read more