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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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What antibiodic will help an absessed and broken tooth? Keflex isn't working

What antibiodic will help an absessed and broken tooth? Keflex isn't working

See below: If antibiotics like Keflex are not helping I would think about having the tooth extracted. Keflex is a strong wide ranging antibiotic and usually works...If the tooth is abcessed and broken you probably will need root canal therapy if you can get rid of the infection. As I said I would have thias extracted. ...Read more

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Could keflex still be working for my staph infection even if a new boil has popped up?

Could keflex still be working for my staph infection even if a new boil has popped up?

Cannot say: Since I do not know how long you have been on the Keflex it is hard to say. If you have only been on it for a few days then it is possible for new lesions to occur. ...Read more

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Taking keflex for sinusitis since tuesday (have taken 5 doses). Still have sinus pain and discharge. It is too soon to tell if it's working?

Taking keflex for sinusitis since tuesday (have taken 5 doses). Still have sinus pain and discharge. It is too soon to tell if it's working?

Maybe too soon: Sinus infections usually require longer treatment times with antibiotics so it is not unusual for it to take longer before the antibiotic starts to take effect. See your doctor if you are experiencing worsening symptoms, or don't notice substantial improvement as you near the end of the course of antibiotics. ...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

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How long would it take until keflex is out of your system?

About 72 hrs: The duration of action of Keflex is about 12 hrs. After a course of the drug you can expect it to clear in about 72 hrs. ...Read more

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Is it possible for keflex to be used to treat a punture wound?

Is it possible for keflex to be used to treat a punture wound?

Yes.: Cephalexin will provide coverage for most common bacteria causing skin infections. It will not cover tetanus so be sure you are up to date with your immunizations. ...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 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

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Have ecoliUTI. Dr.gave Keflex as I am unable to take any others. Culture sensitivitysays Intermediate. Canit still work? Alsogave 250mg ceftriaxonesho

Have ecoliUTI. Dr.gave Keflex as I am unable to take any others. Culture sensitivitysays Intermediate. Canit still work? Alsogave 250mg ceftriaxonesho

Bacteria sensitivity: This may depend in part on how the sensitivity testing is done and whether it has levels suitable for UTI measured. Since cephalexin (Keflex) has higher concentrations in the urine than in the blood it may be quite effective for UTI despite the "intermediate" sensitivity. Good luck. ...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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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

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Can I take ciprofloxcin if I am allergic to keflex?

Can I take ciprofloxcin if I am allergic to keflex?

Yes, no problem: These antibiotics are chemically unrelated. Allergy to cephalexin (Keflex) does not increase the chance of allergy to ciprofloxacin. ...Read more

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Is 500mg of keflex ok for a 7 year old child to take?

Is 500mg of keflex ok for a 7 year old child to take?

Yes: If it is prescribed for him/her then it is fine - you should not use someone else's medicine as it may not be the correct antibiotic for the type of infection he/she has. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Keflex overdose?

What is the definition or description of: Keflex overdose?

Keflex overdose: Keflex is an antibiotic. An overdose is when an excessive or dangerous amount of a medication or substance is used. ...Read more

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I have to take keflex 500 ml 2x a day how many hours part do I take them?

I have to take keflex 500 ml 2x a day how many hours part do I take them?

Every twelve hours: When you take antibiotics try to spread them evenly across the day. It is most important to fit it into your schedule so you remember to take it. It would be better to take them 10 hours apart, then to plan on waiting 12 hours and missing doses. ...Read more

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I am currently taking keflex and have an itchy bottem could they be related?

I am currently taking keflex and have an itchy bottem could they be related?

Keflex: To answer your question is "yes". It can be related, but it may not be related either. In other words, it's hard to tell without more history and seeing the area. If the itchiness is mild and no rash is present, i'd say keep on taking it until finished. If you cannot tolerate the itch, call your doc. ...Read more

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I'm taking keflex isit OK tohave a few beers. Today is my last day taking them...? How long should Iwait

I'm taking keflex isit OK tohave a few beers. Today is my last day taking them...? How long should Iwait

Exercise caution: Alcohol, in general, is not the drug I would like to have on board if I have an infection - even low levels can impair our immune response, both in terms of white blood cells that gobble up bacteria and viruses, and the production of antibodies to kill the invaders. One or two beers is unlikely to cause many problems, but would keep in mind also that safe drinking is 1 beer/d in women, 2/day men. ...Read more