Doctor insights on: Long term effects of cephalexin
Derm rx'd 1000mg cephalexin for acne, 3mo supply. Are there long term effects of taking antibiotics for that long or longer?
How to store antibiotics for long term? I have cephalexin and amoxiclav. What best temperature to store?
Storing Medications: You want to keep them at room temperture protected from light. Although they do loos effect overtime and you really should take the prescribed course so there never should be left over antibiotics in a prescription. ...Read more
I am a female, 40's, taking 250 mg of cephalexin for over 5 years 1x daily for cystic acne with probiotic. Should I be concerned with long term use?
I would: Antibiotics tend to lose effectiveness with time due to bacteria developing resistance to it. You don't mention how effective it's been for you, so more information in that direction may be helpful as well. Probiotic supplement is a must with the use of antibiotic, whether short or long term, but you may ask your derm doc if there are other options available in this day and age. ...Read more
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
I'm on long term keflex for reocurring uti. They found staph in urine, now on 7 day course antibiotics (alprim) what's staph how did I get it??
May be contamination: Staphylococcus species are commonly found from the skin. It is possible that contamination of the urine sample occurred. However, if you are continuing to have infections proven by cultures, then an evaluation to rule out anatomic abnormalities is needed. This included imaging to make sure the kidneys/ureters are normal and a cystoscopy to ensure the bladder is normal. Talk to a urologist ...Read more
I'm on Alprim or Keflex for long term treatment for recurrent uti's. I usually have E. coli but sometimes staph?? I still get uti on my antibiotics!
Resistant UTI: Bacteria causing UTI vary widely in antibiotic susceptibility, and the more frequently UTIs recur or are treated, the higher the chance of an antibiotic-resistant infection. Resistance to both trimethoprim (Alrpim) and cephalexin (Keflex) isn't rare, especially after repeated treatmnt. You need a urine culture with testing of the bug for the best antibiotic. See a doctor about it. Good luck! ...Read more
Was already taking Cipro (ciprofloxacin) long term for pseudomonas. Got sick (sore throat and ear infection). Today PCP prescribed Keflex. Should be ok?
Should be fine: The symptom pattern you describe can be caused by viruses or bacteria.It emerged in spite of the Cipro, (ciprofloxacin) so we know if it is a bacteria it is resistant to that med. The Keflex is a good basic med and can work when taken concurrently. If you don't see improvement within 3 days contact your PCP. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
More info: If you tell us the specific side effects you are experiencing we are more likely to be able to provide a helpful answer. Consider resubmitting with clarification. ...Read more
How long until I see the effects of prednisone for an allergic reaction to cephalexin, severe rash?
Short half-life: Cephalexin has a short half-life, about an hour or maybe longer depending on the patient's kidney function. If you notice, you are supposed to take it multiple times a day -which is why... the body washes it out pretty quickly. Usually after about five times the half-life, the medicine is totally gone... so depending on 'when' you took your last dose, it should be out within a day. Hope that helps ...Read more
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
Went back to dr for folliculitis and he gave me another 10 day dose of cephalexin how long does it take to heal and how do you know if it is healing?
I was diagnosied with celulitis staph today and seems to be spreading. Normal? And how long dose it take for the drug cephalexin to start working?
If what I have is staph infection after taking cephalexin 500mg tid how long would it take to clear up and how long should I take the cephalexin?
Staph infection: Your question cannot be answered without knowing what type of infection you have, the sensitivity of the organism, and whether it is in an area in which Cephalexin penetrates well. In addition it may be necessary to take this more than three times a day. Need far more info. ...Read more
Taking Cephalexin for an open wound on my foot. Been taking for 17 days 3 times per day as prescribed but I'm nervous it's been too long on this?
Osteomyelitis: I understand that you may feel that you have been on this antibiotic therapy for too long. I do not know the specifics of your case but my guess would be that your Dr is concerned that your foot wound infection has spread to your bone, this is called osteomyelitis. This would require more intense and prolonged antibiotic treatment. Get well soon! ...Read more
How long does it take UTI symptoms of dementia like state in elderly to go away she is on ic cephalexin since Saturday?
Here are some. ..: The relevance of the contents in this Q is unclear, but my sifting through it suggests concerning her mental alteration possibly related with symptomatic UTI. If so, the duration of optimal recovery may widely vary in part because many elderlies are taking tranquilizers / antidepresents. Besides they have multiple concomitant medical issues. So, it's hard to blame UTI as sole cause of such change ...Read more
Experiencing severe muscle pain and muscle spasms after 3 days on Keflex - I'm going to discontinue - how long for side effects to end?
See you doctor: Will take a day to wash out drink your water and follow up with. Your doctor ...Read more