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What's stronger keflex or cipro?

What's stronger keflex or cipro?

Neither: Both antibiotics are effective bactericidal drugs. Keflex causes time dependent killing while Cipro causes concentration dependent killing. The 2 drugs have different antibacterial spectrums. In general Cipro 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

Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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Had blood taken doctor said something in my liver came back high i've been on cephalexin twice then clindamycin could it have something to do with it?

Had blood taken doctor said something in my liver came back high i've been on cephalexin twice then clindamycin could it have something to do with it?

Yes: Liver side effects are common with many drugs. This should be followed and rechecked after being off the antibiotics. Other things can cause liver inflammation so make sure you follow through. ...Read more

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Doctor said something was high in my liver probably due to my antibiotics(cephalexin) (clindamycin) is it normal because i'm a little scared?

Doctor said something was high in my liver probably due to my antibiotics(cephalexin) (clindamycin) is it normal because i'm a little scared?

Probably OK: Your liver enzymes (measured in the blood) can go up and down for many reasons. Yours are probably up a bit because of some medications you've been taking. Ask your doctor what the plan is for rechecking the blood work (how soon), and also ask what he/she plans to do if the numbers don't go back to normal. Lots of medicines raise the liver enzymes and it's almost always no big deal. ...Read more

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Can you take the medicines keflex and sporanox together?

Can you take the medicines keflex and sporanox together?

Yes, but…: Your fp may want to monitor liver function while you are taking sporonox as there is significant potential for liver damage. No interactions between the two drugs are listed. If you are taking other meds, they should be cross-checked as well. ...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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Had an allergc reaction to keflex once. In the future can I try unrelated antibios w?

Had an allergc reaction to keflex once. In the future can I try unrelated antibios w?

Yes: Keflex (cephalexin) is a member of cephalosporin family of antibiotics which are cousins to penicillins. Be sure to tell your doctors about your all your (drug) allergies, especially types of reactions. We're most concerned about anaphylaxis. In the future, if necessary & appropriate, you can take unrelated sulfa, mycins & quinolone type antibiotics. See my comments for additional links. ...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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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