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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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Tooth infected, should I use keflex or cipro (ciprofloxacin)?

Tooth infected, should I use keflex or cipro (ciprofloxacin)?

Antibiotics: The question is not which one to choose. The right questions are what has my doctor prescribed and will i take it. I assume you have both of these left over from some other infection. If that is the case then dispose of them in a responsible way. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use keflex/cephalexin antibiotics 500mg 3x a day to treat possible mouth infection due to a burn during pregnancy? Im 17 weeks pregnant

Is it safe to use keflex/cephalexin antibiotics 500mg 3x a day to treat possible mouth infection due to a burn during pregnancy? Im 17 weeks pregnant

Yes: Antibiotics of the cephalosporin class are generally considered safe during pregnancy if prescribed. However, most burns do not require antibiotic treatment and respond well to just keeping the area clean. A Dentist or doctor can prescribe an oral rinse if needed, but generally just brushing the teeth and rinsing with water twice a day is sufficient to allow healing of a hot food type mouth burn ...Read more

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What antibiotic to use if keflex isnt working?

What antibiotic to use if keflex isnt 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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I am allergic to keflex & penicillin. Is neosporin still ok to use on my skin?

Neosporin: People have a tendency to assume that neosporin does not cause side effects because it is a widely available and frequently used nonprescription product. However, this is simply not the case. In fact, many healthcare providers now recommend that people avoid products with neomycin (including neosporin), as neomycin is more likely than most other antibiotics to cause allergic reactions. ...Read more

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