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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
Unnecessary: They are both similar cephalosporin antibiotics, and do not have much of an additive effect. One or the other should be enough. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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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