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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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Nausea (Definition)

Nausea = abdominal upset ...Read more


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Can a UTI cause nausea? The doctor put me on keflex for UTI but i'm nauseated and dizzy

Can a UTI cause nausea? The doctor put me on keflex for UTI but i'm nauseated and dizzy

UTI and Nausea: Unfortunately yes. But, so can the antibiotics you are taking. This should not be long lasting so not a reason to stop yet. But, if you do not have Meclizine in your medicine cabinet you can get this "anti-nausea" and "anti-dizzy" medicine anywhere you buy vitamins and over the counter medications. Meclizine is very effective and a nice thing to have ready for times like this. ...Read more

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I am on Keflex (liquid) for a UTI. It is giving me an upset stomach, burning in my esophagus and nausea. I've been taking a probiotic. What can I do?!

I am on Keflex (liquid) for a UTI. It is giving me an upset stomach, burning in my esophagus and nausea. I've been taking a probiotic. What can I do?!

Stop it, call Doc.: This is not a very common problem with Keflex. Are you taking anything else? Call your doctor for another antibiotic, if this is the cause. The whole goal of a medicine is to make you better, not worse! Not every medication is right for everyone. ...Read more

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Are you supposed to feel sick on your period because i feel really sick or is that from taking keflex my antibiotics?

Are you supposed to feel sick on your period because i feel really sick or is that from taking keflex my antibiotics?

Sick during period: Is not normal, it can be sign od problems, however Keflex is most likly cause. Get probiotic frm the pharmacy, over the counter ...Read more

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Dr rxed cephalexin 500mg, 3x a day for 10 days for infected wound. I also take Zofran regularly for anxiety induced nausea. Do these meds interact?

Dr rxed cephalexin 500mg, 3x a day for 10 days for infected wound. I also take Zofran regularly for anxiety induced nausea. Do these meds interact?

No interaction: Take both drugs as directed. There is no interaction between them. If any doubt remains, contact the doctor(s) who prescribed them. ...Read more

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I'm taking cephalexin for a sty in my eye and I now have nausea. I have a history of gi problems, how can I ease the nausea feeling?

I'm taking cephalexin for a sty in my eye  and I now have nausea. I have a history of gi problems, how can I ease the nausea feeling?

Stop the cephalexin: Styes do not respond to cephalexin -- so as a first step, stop the antibiotic. Styes respond best to frequent application of very warm, moist soaks - 5-6 times per day for 4 minutes each time. ...Read more

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I was put on cephalexin for an outer ear infection1 day ago. I have nausea and fatigue. Am i just having side affects or the flu?

I was put on cephalexin for an outer ear infection1 day ago. I have nausea and fatigue. Am i just having side affects or the flu?

Both possible: It is certainly unusual for an "outer ear infection" to produce nausea and fatigue. Also strange presentation for influenza. Would check back with the doctor who gave you the cephalexin. ...Read more

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Dentist has me taking cephalexin 50pmg & hydrocod/aceta 5-325mg. Is it normal to be very nauseas & feel funny hot & stomach upset sunlight bothers me?

Dentist has me taking cephalexin 50pmg & hydrocod/aceta 5-325mg. Is it normal to be very nauseas & feel funny hot & stomach upset sunlight bothers me?

Side effects: It is always best to discuss these types of issues with the doctor who actually prescribed the medication. We are not privy to your medical history and have not examined you. Your symptoms may or may not be related to the medication. ...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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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 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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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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