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What does cefalecin 250 capsules BP used for.Please?

What does cefalecin 250 capsules BP used for.Please?

Infection: Do you mean cephalexin? It is for bacterial infections. It is also sometimes used before dental work to prevent infections in people who have heart valve problems. ...Read more

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Over the first five days of a 10 day course of cephalexin 500 mg capsules, I somehow took 5 too many. What should I do?

Over the first five days of a 10 day course of cephalexin 500 mg capsules,  I somehow took 5 too many. What should I do?

You will be fine: There is no harm done by taking a few more in your case. It may not be true when one deals with drugs which have a narrow safety margin when overdosing may lead to serious side effects. ...Read more

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What is the difference between cephalexin and amoxycillin? What are they used for?

What is the difference between cephalexin and amoxycillin? What are they used for?

Different Antibiotic: Amoxicillin is an antibiotic in penicillin class and Cephalexin is a cephalosporin class antibiotic these are both antibiotics and use to treat various infections if and when indicated and available in us by prescription only. ...Read more

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Is cephalexin 500 mg capsules good for a infected tooth?

Is cephalexin 500 mg capsules good for a infected tooth?

Possibly: It depends on why you need to be on antibiotics to begin with. Penicillin is usually the first choice but depending on your health history and allergies this may have been the best choice. Hopefully you are taking this because your dentist has prescribed it. Do not self medicate or use someone elses medication. ...Read more

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Is cephalexin used to treat tick bites?

Is cephalexin used to treat tick bites?

No: It would be unusual for a tick bite to get infected and require cephalexin. There are infections that can be transmitted by the ticks themselves, but Cephalexin wouldn't treat them. ...Read more

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Can cephalexin antiboic be used for a tooth ache?

Can cephalexin antiboic be used for a tooth ache?

Why?: Do you have some left-over antibiotic around the house from a previous infection? Antibiotics will not "fix" infected tooth, only slow down the progress of the infection. The infected tooth material has to be physically removed (filling, root canal rx, etc. Please call your dentist for an appointment before the toothache becomes a screaming emergency. ...Read more

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Can I use cephalexin 500mg capsules for bee sting infection?

Can I use cephalexin 500mg capsules for bee sting infection?

Potentially: If sting site truly secondarily infected, and no concern re mrsa, Keflex is fine. If not infected but large inflammatory response, no antibiotic is needed. ...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