Keflex Uses

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jan Says:


I have a horrendous toothache. I have some left over keflex and want to kow if I should take it? If I do and run out, will my dentist give me more, and will it be effective?



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kathy Says:

i would like to know if keflex can be taken by a person who is alergic to sulfa drugs

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Trish Says:

Keflex is an antibiotic so it will fight an infection if there is one BUT if not then your tooth ache will not subside.If you have a refill on it then yes you can get more otherwise your doctor/dentist may want to just evaluate your situation and then he can decide whether or not you need something more then just a quick fix

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Tammy Says:

I would like to know if Keflex will help with a toothache,they are 500mg, how should i take them?

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sally Says:


1. The physician suspects he has developed an infection at his surgical site. He prescribes Keflex 500 mg orally 4 times daily for 10 days. Why might Keflex specifically have been prescribed vs another antibiotic?




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Verwon Says:

When it comes to posts such as the original in this thread, no one else can speak for your doctor or dentist. We have no way of knowing what they will or will not prescribe, what treatment they may think is appropriate or etc. anything anyone says is just a best guess.

You can learn more Keflex details here.

Now, this antibiotic can treat a dental infection, but should only be used if your dentist has told you to use it for that. It may not be the appropriate antibiotic to treat the infection you're suffering from.

Additionally, it cannot fix the underlying problem that has caused your dental infection, so if you don't see your dentist and have it taken care of, then it will just keep returning.

And while I don't have the answer for Sally's homework, she was very helpful in posting the normal prescribing instructions. Thank you!

Are there any other questions or comments?

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Colleen Says:

Can I use Keflex for a chest infection? I'm coughing up green/grey thick phlegm and my chest is wheezing. I can't take amoxicillin.

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