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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Keftabs (Overview)

Keftabs is a first generation cephalosporin which is a kind of cephalosporin type drug (anti-bacterial drug, antibiotic and antimicrobial).


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I got a cut in the kitchen i waited till the next day to get seen they gave me cephalexin. should i take it or treat it other ways i am healthconcious?

I got a cut in the kitchen i waited till the next day to get seen they gave me cephalexin. should i take it or treat it other ways i am healthconcious?

Antibiotics are not: a "cure-all" and certainly can be the source of some serious side effects. A clean laceration to the hand not affecting deeper structures can be successfully treated with gentle cleaning, keeping the wound moist and covered on a daily basis without antibiotics. If you are otherwise healthy simply keep the wound clean (no peroxide or betadine), apply a thin layer of triple antibiotic and bandaid ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
282 doctors shared insights

Keftabs (Overview)

Keftabs is a first generation cephalosporin which is a kind of cephalosporin type drug (anti-bacterial drug, antibiotic and antimicrobial).


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Had an allergic reaction to cephalexin though i took it before and was fine. I discontinued use and prescribed macro bid for a uti. Similar symptoms.?

Had an allergic reaction to cephalexin though i took it before and was fine. I discontinued use and prescribed macro bid for a uti. Similar symptoms.?

Antibiotic allergies: Many people react to two+ medications. If you just took the Cephalexin and had the reaction, your current apparent reaction to the Macrobid could be a continuation of the Cephalexin reaction.Sometimes, if the reaction is a mild rash and you aren't very sick, the best thing to do is take an antihistamine and continue the drug. Call the doctor who prescribed both meds for you, or an allergist. ...Read more

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How long will it take cephalexin 500mg to work for treating an infection?

How long will it take cephalexin 500mg to work for treating an infection?

Cepahlaxin: If the infection is a susceptible strain, it will take a few days to a week or so depnding where and how bad the infection is. ...Read more

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I have cobble stones and I am on cephalexin for strep c. I have acid reflux and allergic Rhinitis. Are cobble stones dangerous?

Sign of irritation: The cobble stones are just from irritation be it from an infection, reflux, or post-nasal drips. By themselves they are not dangerous but the cause for them needs to be investigated. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Can someone die if overdosed on cephalexin?

Can someone die if overdosed on cephalexin?

Doubt tt: Anything is possible but this is a very benign drug with few human toxicities beyond allergic reactions. ...Read more

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I am taking cephalexin for something and i think i'm having a side effect?

I am taking cephalexin for something and i think i'm having a side effect?

What are you symptom: The most common side effects of Cephalexin are diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, rash, joint pain, fatigue, headache and dizziness. There are others but these are the most common ones. What are your symptoms? ...Read more