Cephalexin

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Yes you can, Thank You,
I have Cephalexin 500mg.
I have one capsul left, I also have Ciprofloxacin HCL 500mg
And Amox TR-K CLV 875-125mg tab
can I replace the Cephalexin with either the Ciprofloxin or the Amox,I appreciate any help you can send me
Thank You for any help you may send to me.
that reminds me, how will you send the info.
Thank You
Joe R
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doctor1 MD

If you are on cephalexin treatment it is not wise to change to other as if you are getting a response you will have to start all over it again with newer drug

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Which antibiotic is stronger Amoxicillin or Cephalexin?

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There are different types of bacteria. They are classified according to if they react to certain stains or chemicals, their structure and whether they require oxygen for growth.

Antibiotics are also classified mainly according to their structure. Antibiotics...

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Can I switch from augmentin to cephalexin caps for diverticulosis and how long must I leave before switch? On holiday island can't ring my doctor YYY@ XXXXXXX YYY

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Brief Answer:
Yes

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

If you have cephalexin caps handy then you can switch right away. If you cannot buy augmentin cephalexin should not wait. Sooner antibiotic administration will bring in better outcome than waiting. Hope you are not allergic to Cephalexin.

Once you go back...

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I have been takeing Cephalexin 500 mg capsules and have now broken out in a rash and hives,what should i do?

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Brief Answer:
Stop the cephalexin.

Detailed Answer:
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Thank you for using Healthcare Magic.
This indicates that you are likely to be allergic to cephalexin. You should not take any more and consult your doctor for an alternative antibiotic. There will be options available depending on the...

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is cephalexin used as antibiotic for tooth infection?

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Brief Answer:
Yes, it is used.

Detailed Answer:
Hi

Thank you for asking HCM.

Cephalexin is used for tooth infections. It is a cephalosporin antibiotic which is equally effective as penicillin. It is preferred in certain people like who are at risk of bacterial endocarditis also.

Hope this may...

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Can gonarea be treated with cephalexin. How many mg ?

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Brief Answer:
No

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

cephalexin is not the right antibiotic to treat gonorrhea. The most effective regimen seems to be ceftriaxone 250mg once only and azithromycin 1gr once only. Ceftriaxone has to be administered intramuscularly. Azithromycin can be taken by mouth.

I hope I...

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what drugs interact with the antibiotic Keflex?

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Brief Answer:
Cephalexin (keflex) has some drug interactions.

Detailed Answer:
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Thank you for asking HCM.

I have gone through your query. Cephalexin (keflex) has several drug interactions. It interact with antidepressants , methamphetamine , oral anti diabetic drugs like metformin. It also have...

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hello sir/maam, i am 36 and 3 days pregnant now and i have an UTI .. last week the result of my urine is wbc 20-30 hpf i go to the doctor and she prescribed me 20pcs. of cefalexin 500mg which i take 3x a day, but i already took more than 20pcs. of cefalexin i thought is 22pcs,..it is safe for my baby?? and this week the result of my urine is 30-40 hpf...what should i do??

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Hi,
Thanks for query,
As the result of your urine report doesn't change after taking so may cephalexin doesn't work or developed resistance.
Have you any other symptoms of UTI except report shows pus cells only?Some times pregnancy also causes mild infection leads to presence of pus cells in...

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I have a question regarding a med i use currently called cephalexin, I missed a dosage and I took two hours later , should I be taking the next dosage on time. It is after 12 hours and because I was late taking my med it is going to be 9 hours or so, is that ok?

doctor1 MD

Hi,
Nothing to worry, taking this medicine one or two hours late does not make any difference.
Take second dose as per your schedule i.e. after 9 hours.
Ok and take care.

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Recent questions on  Cephalexin

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my husband is being treated for mssa with oral cephalexin---dr. asks about a rash on each visit and recently he has now gotten a rash several cluster type rashes in different areas of body. Internet says with cephalexin if rash occurs call dr. any thoughts

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I had a yeast Infection caused by antibiotics (Cephalexin 500 MG Capsule), because of this I was prescribed Fluconazole oral 200 MG Tablet. I took the tablet yesterday and now it seems I m spotting? I had my period at the beginning of this month. Is this a side effect I should be worried about?

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I had a kidney infection and went to the hospital on Dec. 12. I thought it was kidney stones because I had pain in my left kidney where I have had a stone before and blood in my urine. Found out it was an infection. I was given cephalexin Monohydrate. 10 days, four days pills a day. Sympton cleared up in a few days. I took all the meds and now a week later when I use the bathroom there is a gooey discharge with blood in it. Not a lot of blood but there is some. Could it be a reaction to the meds or do I have a UTI infection again?

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Had hernia surgery on monday, put in mesh, right side only. Today feeling very good, very little pain, mostly from sitting to standing or vice-versa. The question is about the swelling around the scrotum. the right scrotum is swollen, 3 times bigger than left, a little bruising, but no pain. A little swelling on penis also. My surgeon says its normal, but put me on a antibiotic, cephalexin. I'm 51 yrs. old, 180lbs.

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