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Doctor insights on: Long Term Effects Of Cephalexin

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Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Keftabs (Definition)

Keftabs is a first generation cephalosporin which is a kind of cephalosporin type drug (anti-bacterial ...Read more


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How to store antibiotics for long term? I have cephalexin and amoxiclav. What best temperature to store ?

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

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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 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

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What is the long term effect of taking keflex?

What is the long term effect of taking keflex?

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

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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??

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

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Im 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!

Im 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 test with testing of the bug for the best antibiotic. See a doctor about it. Good luck! ...Read more

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Was already taking Cipro (ciprofloxacin) long term for pseudomonas. Got sick (sore throat and ear infection). Today PCP prescribed Keflex. Should be ok?

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 more

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How long until i see the effects of prednisone for an allergic reaction to cephalexin , severe rash?

How long until i see the effects of prednisone for an allergic reaction to cephalexin , severe rash?

A few days: You should start seeing improvement hopefully within a few days. Using a topical steroid cream with the oral steroid can also help quicken recovery. If it is not improving, let your physician know. ...Read more

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For how long is cephalexin capsule good for?

Duration of action?: The duration of action of Keflex is about 12 hours the shelf life of Keflex is 2-3 years if stored well. ...Read more