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Doctor insights on: Long Term Effects Of Keflex

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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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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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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!

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 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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I'm taking keflex isit OK tohave a few beers. Today is my last day taking them...? How long should Iwait

I'm taking keflex isit OK tohave a few beers. Today is my last day taking them...? How long should Iwait

Exercise caution: Alcohol, in general, is not the drug I would like to have on board if I have an infection - even low levels can impair our immune response, both in terms of white blood cells that gobble up bacteria and viruses, and the production of antibodies to kill the invaders. One or two beers is unlikely to cause many problems, but would keep in mind also that safe drinking is 1 beer/d in women, 2/day men. ...Read more

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How long does keflex take to work?

How long does keflex take to work?

7-10 days: Antibiotics such as Keflex can work in 7-10 days sometimes shorter- it is important to complete the course of therapy prescribed for you in order to completely eradicate the infection. Symptoms often go away prior to completion- but take them all to avoid a repeat infection or a resistant infection which is much more difficult to treat. ...Read more

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How long does it take keflex to get out of your system?

How long does it take keflex to get out of your system?

Not long: Keflex has a short half life. After you stop taking it it will be out of your system in 10-12 hours assuming normal kidney function. ...Read more

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How long would it take until keflex is out of your system?

About 72 hrs: The duration of action of Keflex is about 12 hrs. After a course of the drug you can expect it to clear in about 72 hrs. ...Read more

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I'm on Day 2 of Keflex for cellulitis. How long until I start seeing reduced redness and some pain relief?

See below: If the diagnosis and the antibiotic had been a match, you would have seen changes in the lesion and pain relief. It would be prudent to contact your doctor for a re-evaluation. ...Read more

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How long after being on keflex for kidney infection before the pain goes away?

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How long after being on keflex for kidney infection before the pain goes away?

Here are some. ..: Most UTIs in females are uncomplicated and in lower urinary tract - bladder & urethra. If the offending bugs are sensitive to antibiotic, within 1-2 days, the treated patients should feel better and become symptom-free in 4-7 days but not always for few. If indeed UTI involves kidneys, the pattern of improvement is similar but take longer to completely go away and Rx should be x2 wks at least... ...Read more

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I received a shot of rocephin (ceftriaxone) this morning for strep. How long do I need to wait to take the keflex my Dr wrote?

I received a shot of rocephin (ceftriaxone) this morning for strep. How long do I need to wait to take the keflex my Dr wrote?

Minimum 12 hours.: When you are given a shot of Rocephin, (ceftriaxone) usually the drug stays in your body for about 24 hours. So it makes sense to wait for one day before starting the Keflex. Sometimes you can start after 12 hours if the infection is severe. ...Read more

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How long after taking antibiotic keflex until my birth control is effective?

Immidiately: Although certain antibiotics interact with birth control pills to render them less effective, Keflex is not really among those notorious for doing so. In addition, it does not really hang around too long so that once you stopped taking them, within 24 hours, it is already out of your system. ...Read more

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Just finished keflex for cellulitis infection and responded well. Skin no longer hot or red but still a little swollen. Been 11 days, should I worry?

Just finished keflex for cellulitis infection and responded well. Skin no longer hot or red but still a little swollen. Been 11 days, should I worry?

Not necessarily: It take some time for antibiotics to work and the inflammatory reaction to subside. If concerned see the doctor who gave you the antibiotics. ...Read more

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