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Doctor insights on: Keflex Interactions

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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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Im developing a sore throat, can i take keflex for infection and norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) for pain? Are there any interactions? Until i have time to get to the dr on wed

Im developing a sore throat, can i take keflex for infection and norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) for pain? Are there any interactions? Until i have time to get to the dr on wed

Don't take them!: There's no interaction between cephalexin (Keflex) and hydrocodone with acetaminophen (Norco), but you definitely shouldn't take them. Sore throats are almost always due to viruses, which cephalexin won't help at all; it would just make it harder for your doctor ro diagnose you. And a narcotic is giant overkill for a "developing" sore throat. Plain acetaminophen (e.g. Tylenol etc) is enough. ...Read more

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Can keflex 500 mg cure sypillis?

Can keflex 500 mg cure sypillis?

No -- don't take it: Cephalexin is the worst of two worlds for syphilis treatment: It would not work reliably; but it has partial activity against syphilis bacteria and could therefore interfere with future testing for it. If you think you have syphilis or were exposed, you need a penicillin injection; nothing else is reliable. Syphilis kills, causes strokes, and makes people blind. Don't mess around: see a doctor! ...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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Can a cillian allergic person take keflex?

Can a cillian allergic person take keflex?

Usually : Recent studies have found that a majority of people who are allergic to penicillin can tolerate cephalosporin (of which Keflex is one) and particularly the 3rd generation one. However if you have had an anaphylactic reaction to penicillin, you should check with your allergist before you considering taking any cephalosporin. The risk is very low but it is better to be safe than sorry. ...Read more

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What is the long term effect of taking keflex?

What is the long term effect of taking keflex?

Antibiotics: Taking antibiotics without prescription can have many bad effects. If prescribed for some reason discuss the alternatives, benefits and risks of long term therapy with your doctor. Sometimes depending on the condition treated the benefit outweights the risk. Sometimes its the other way around. ...Read more

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Is 500mg keflex TID for 10 days a strong dose?

Is  500mg keflex TID for 10 days a strong dose?

Recommended dose: No, 500mg TID x 10 days is the recommended dose for susceptible infections. Some clinicians only prescribe it BID or for only 7 days. Please follow your clinician's recommendation and complete full course. ...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