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Keflex Overdose In Children
2yo with infantigo and MRSA on antibiotics for 2 weeks getting worse keflex and other children hospitalize him?
Is taking rocephin (ceftriaxone) and keflex together ok, or will that overdose you on antibiotics?
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
12yo son's doc thinks he has meckel diverticulitis. Doc wrote keflex for 7 days then maybe surgery. Wbc 19k and low fever. Wait or go to children er?
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer