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Medicine For Keflex Overdose
Yes, but…: Your fp may want to monitor liver function while you are taking sporonox as there is significant potential for liver damage. No interactions between the two drugs are listed. If you are taking other meds, they should be cross-checked as well. ...Read more
Discuss: After 5 days, your symptoms should have at least started to improve. If there is truly no relief, your symptoms may be attributable to another abnormality (not the uti), poor response to the keflex, or residual irritation even though the infection is clearing. You should call your doctor to report your concerns. ...Read more
My cough! It's getting worse. I took so many medicines including keflex, softin and some syrups though, recommended by my doc. Still it's there.
Is taking rocephin (ceftriaxone) and keflex together ok, or will that overdose you on antibiotics?
Unnecessary: They are both similar cephalosporin antibiotics, and do not have much of an additive effect. One or the other should be enough. ...Read more
Need antibiotic 4 UT: I have a UTI, need some medicine usually take ANS: Need to contact your reg Dr. Need information about when your last Rx was for this. If several would do culture to be certain right abiotic. . If in NV or WI I can write Rx but need to go thru Wellvia Solutions. Or do Prime consult here with MD licensed in your current location. ...Read more
Was on keflex 250mg for a week, doc upped dose to 500mg/3xday (for epidermoid cyst removal). Can this drug cause body aches? Hurts since starting meds
Is there another drug combination for diverticulitis besides Flagel? I am also taking Bactrim due to allergies to Cipro, (ciprofloxacin) Keflex and Penecillin.
Antibiotic allergies: You need the help of an ID doctor-since they are experts in antibiotics. First, I would want to 'define' ur allergies further-because sometimes a patient is labeled as 'allergic' & they aren't really allergic at all. That is really important. If ur truly allergic to penicillin, cephalosporins & cipro (ciprofloxacin) which is a fluoroquinolone, ur options are quite limited for oral therapy. Doxycycline might help. ...Read more
I've had a few hives after taking many unrelated drugs, such as tylenol, (acetaminophen) nsaids, keflex, mestinon, & others. How can I be allergic to every med?
Uncommon: This is a condition known as multiple drug sensitivity syndrome and the mechanism is unknown. I suspect however that at least some of these reactions are coincidental and you need to consult an allergist to get this issue sorted out. Challenge test may be in order. ...Read more
Am i contagious after starting a new medicine? This past monday i was diagnosed with strep throat so the doctor put me on keflex. Today i was feeling awful. My throat was killing me as well as my swollen lymph node so i called the doctor and he said it's
No -- don't take it: Cephalexin is the worst of two worlds for syphilis treatment: It would not work reliably; but it has partial activity against syphilis bacteria and could therefore interfere with future testing for it. If you think you have syphilis or were exposed, you need a penicillin injection; nothing else is reliable. Syphilis kills, causes strokes, and makes people blind. Don't mess around: see a doctor! ...Read more
Usually : Recent studies have found that a majority of people who are allergic to penicillin can tolerate cephalosporin (of which Keflex is one) and particularly the 3rd generation one. However if you have had an anaphylactic reaction to penicillin, you should check with your allergist before you considering taking any cephalosporin. The risk is very low but it is better to be safe than sorry. ...Read more
An old stand by: Keflex has been around as an antibacterial almost since the first the beginning of medicine. It has withstood the test of time, and continues today to be effective against an array of bacterial organisms, but it's efficacy is failing against some of the newer "super bugs." still a good choice, still a first line drug, and yes it is usually GI tolerant, but everyone is an individual. ...Read more