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What is the difference between keflex & duricef? I was given cipro (ciprofloxacin) for UTI & had reaction & now given keflex. Never took it before, but i've taken duricef & was fine. Are duricef & keflex similar?

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Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Yes keflex and

Duricef (cefadroxil) both are cepahlosporins so are similar but i assume they did a urine culture to make sure the bacteria is sensitive to the antibiotics.

In brief: Yes keflex and

Duricef (cefadroxil) both are cepahlosporins so are similar but i assume they did a urine culture to make sure the bacteria is sensitive to the antibiotics.
Dr. Alan Patterson
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Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Similar meds

They are both first generation cephalosporin class of antibiotics and have similar antibacterial spectrum and chemical make-ups.
It should work in simple uti. If you took Duricef (cefadroxil) before without allergic reactions, you should take Keflex now safely.

In brief: Similar meds

They are both first generation cephalosporin class of antibiotics and have similar antibacterial spectrum and chemical make-ups.
It should work in simple uti. If you took Duricef (cefadroxil) before without allergic reactions, you should take Keflex now safely.
Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine

In brief: Both cephalosporins

Both of the drugs that you have taken are cephalosporins .
They have a bit of different coverage , but if not allergic to one, should tolerate the other. Vito is a quinolone and an completely different group.

In brief: Both cephalosporins

Both of the drugs that you have taken are cephalosporins .
They have a bit of different coverage , but if not allergic to one, should tolerate the other. Vito is a quinolone and an completely different group.
Dr. Marsha Davis
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