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Absessed tooth

Can you help my name is pat i have a reallyinfected sisdom. Tooth an all i got rite now are keflex m bactrim will that kill the infection ## Hello, Patrick! How are you? They may help, since they are broad spectrum antibiotics, but it would be best to see your dentist and have them suggest the best antibiotic to take. The FDA lists the typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, non-allergic skin rash and diarrhea. However, an antibiotic will not help with whatever issue has caused the infection, such as a cavity, impacted tooth, or etc. So, you will still need to see your dentist to have the problem corrected. Is there anything else I can help with?

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tooth pain after extraction a week ago

I got my next to last bottom left molar pulled about a week ago after being blown off n jerked around by the emergancy room and the llow income clinic that takes my insurance they gave me a round of keflex antibiotics at emergancy room i finished them then dentist gave me amoxacillin to take i have one days pills left and the infections still there and very painful should i get checked for mrsa n on bactrium or is my pain normal the tooth was "extracted" (ripped from my face) about five days ago and the dentist said id feel better the next day but i don't?!?! ## Hello, Doug16125! How are you doing? If you had a tooth pulled, that socket is going to be open and sore for awhile. It takes awhile for it to heal up and stop being tender. However, if you've got a severe ache, ...

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Keflex infected tooth

Hello, I took this for ten days four X per day for infected tooth. How long AFTER I get off it will the keflex still help? I am going to be doing a second round while I wait for oral surgery, but how long in between rounds should I be okay? Thanks MUCH. It's urgent.

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Urinary Tract infection, Bactrim DS

After being released from the hospital I was given Bactrim DS for a really nasty UTI (800mg 2x day for 10 days) told too drink plenty water... Well I took the prescription completely and doing everything I was told to do... After 3 weeks I am sick again !!!! I am still hurting in my left side but now have a really bad cough to where I can't sleep from coughing up my lungs it feels like (extreme head ache, green phlem, wheezing, wanting to rip anyone's head off) and I have had a rash twice now! Started on my hands went away and now on my throat, chest, and shoulders!!! After a $14,000 hospital bill I can't pay with no insurance. I am now taking amoxicillin 500mgs twice a day for 7 days to clear up the infection in my chest!!!! Not sure what is going on if the rash is a normal...

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allergic to keflex

I'm allergic to Keflex and Penicillin.. Can I take macrobid? ## Hello, James! How are you? Macrobid contains Nitrofurantoin, so it is a different antibiotic. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache and stomach pain. However, since you are allergic to the others, there is a risk of your also being allergic to the Macrobid. A person who is allergic to one or more medications usually discovers more that they are allergic and have bad reactions to. Is there anything else I can help with?

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capsule light green with j2 and dark green on other side

it might be keflex ## It is most likely generic version of Keflex, 500MG common name Cephalexin Capsules, a strong antibiotic. ## Perk is correct - The capsule which you are describing is Cephalexin 500 mg manufactured by West-Ward pharmaceuticals. This is an antibiotic commonly used to treat urinary tract infections, respiratory tract infections, and skin and soft tissue infections. It is also sometimes used to treat acne. You can read more about this medication on the page for Cephalexin Details. Do you have any other questions or information to add? Please post back if you do... ## Cephlaxin not sure the mg.possibly 500 mg.I was prescribed them for an ear infection.Is it safe to give to my dog for am ear infection?He is 11 lbs.and 6 years old,a miniature dachsand?His ears are so sens...

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missed 2 days dose of keflex

Keflex was prescribed for ear infection to be taken for 10 days. Took keflex for 8 days and realized that didn't finish the 10 day course. Forgot to take keflex in 2 days.what to do? ## Hello, Lala! How are you? Has the infection cleared up or are you still having symptoms? You should likely ask your prescriber how to proceed. They may want you to do another full course of antibiotics, or possibly just finish these. The FDA lists the typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, non-allergic skin rash and diarrhea.

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Something Bite 2 Times Standing Onthe Porch A Day Laterit Itched Looked And Swelled Up With Bilsters Red Welt By 4 In Tiny Blister Loo

never went to dr. as thought be ok put ice pack on took strong vit.--as antibotics really mess by system up-went to dr. after 4 days -it was looking better but feel funny and leg is getting to acke down below spot-- the spot was about 2 by 4 in. place covered with tiny blister looking bumps and the 2 big blister--it was pink now a dark red and smaller--went to young dr now after 5 days and got an antibotic, it was keflex, 1 --4 x day for 10 days --dont I need one to work faster ?should I go to another dr?it has a hurting on below my leg now-antibotics bother me real bad -afraid to take it and now afraid -not to takee it but take so long to help--do ineed a stronger quicker one? Thanks-- ## Most antibiotics in general have a long 7-10 day dosing schedule that is very similar to Keflex (C...

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dog bite, puncture wounds, antibiotic of choice

I suffered 4 puncture wounds to my middle finger from being bitten by a Pit Bull a couple days ago. Since the pit was going after my beagle puppy and I knew the pit would kill him, I slipped my hand under the pit bull's collar. He pulled me onto my back and bit my hand. I was screaming, but still holding onto his collar My black lab, Lucy has never fought but she is very loyal and protective of me. Prior to this incident, the only thing she attacked because she perceived it as a threat to me, was the weed eater. But she jumped the Pit Bull and wasn't about to give up the fight till she knew I was okay. I was at the bottom of this dog pile and had no idea what kind of injuries Lucy was sustaining. Long story short, my left hand has 4 punctures and is very swollen, purplish in col...

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drug testing

does the antibotic KEFLEX interfere with the results of a drug test? ## It shouldn't, though some meds will give a false positive, it is always best to tell the person or company ordering the testing, as well as the doctor or company who is taking the sample, everything you are taking, that way they know what to expect from the results. ## well I just tested positive for meth taking that and ibuprofen and both prescriptions paperwork say that may cause false test on some urine tests for the Keflex and some medical or lab tests can be affected on the ibuprofen 600mg.the Keflex is 500 mg.i didn't use meth so what else can it be?

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Taking Keflex

Has anyone ever been prescribed Keflex propholactically for a period of 90 days (500 mg for 90 days)? In my case, it is being done due to a UTI with the Klebisiella Planticola bacterium. Got the infection 3 times and a 5-day course of 500 mg 3 x a day did not eliminate it. I feel very sick on this drug but we have to get rid of this infection. I have 60 days left and am praying to God, it will kill the bacteria. My doc has also prescribed Ellura (a cranberry tablet) to start taking right away in order to prevent the bacteria from adhering to the bladder wall. ## Hello, Shannie! How are you? I'm very sorry about the problems you've been having. Yes, a long course of antibiotics is usually prescribed to prevent further infection, or to ensure full eradication of the bacteria. The ...

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can i take neurobium while taking an antibiotic like keflex

I sliced my finger and got nine stitches it hurt a lot and was wondering if I could take neurobium for the pain I am taking keflex the antibiotic.....???? ## Hello, Raphael! How are you? Yes, Neurobion, as listed by the FDA, is just a multivitamin nutritional supplement, so there shouldn't be any problem taking it, as long as your doctor approves. It is pretty potent, so it may cause some nausea, after taking it. It will not, however, work like regular analgesics to alleviate pain. The side effects of Keflex may possibly include nausea, dizziness, headache, non-allergic skin rash and diarrhea. Is there anything else I can help with?

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can i take keflex if m allergic to penicillin

My doctor gave me keflex, I received the generic drug for it. When I was 5 or 6 I had a severe allergic reaction to penicillin...trouble breathing and hives and my parents had to take me to ER. I think I've used keflex before but I'm not sure. Just want to make sure it's ok. Should I take it and have a reaction, would I be proactive by having benedryl nearby? Thank you! ## Hello, Tiffany! How are you? Keflex contains the active ingredient Cephalexin, so it's a different medication. But yes, if you have ever had an allergy problem, you can't go wrong by keeping Benadryl around, just in case, as long as it's safe for you to take. Side effects to this antibiotic may include nausea, dizziness, non-allergic skin rash and diarrhea. Is there anything else I can help wit...

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keflex and doxcycline compatibilty

Are these two compatibile? Suffering from UTI; also have yeast in urine. ## Hello, BMB! How are you? I'm sorry about the problems that you're having. Yes, these antibiotics can be taken together, such co-prescribing is often done, when someone has a severe infection, or their infection doesn't respond to just one. Side effects may include nausea, dizziness, non-allergic skin rash and diarrhea, they may be worse than usual, since you're taking two, at once. Were you prescribed anything to treat the yeast?

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Chest pain/keflex

I am getting chest pain while on Keflex I feel that is related, but I don't see it listed as a side effect of the medication ## Hello, DW! How are you? No, that is not a normal side effect to this antibiotic, those would normally be things like nausea, dizziness, non-allergic skin rash, stomach pain and diarrhea. Any time you experience chest pain, you should have it checked out, because there is a risk of being something serious. However, there is a chance that it has just caused you to produce more stomach acid than usual and the chest pain might be due to GERD. Have you ever suffered from heartburn, acid reflux, gastritis or an ulcer?

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doctor he

I was just diagnosed with folliculitis by my family doctor an he put me on keflex and my dermatologist has me putting flouocinolone acetonide on it. Is this normal? ## Hi George, From what I could gather, folliculitis is reported to be a common type of skin condition (usually caused by a bacterial or fungal infection) in which the hair follicles can become inflamed. So it makes sense to me why you were prescribed an antibiotic such as Keflex (cephalexin) for the infection as well as Fluocinolone acetonide, which is a topical corticosteroid mainly used for reducing skin inflammation and itching. This combination of meds would essentially be attacking the folliculitis from both angles, and in my opinion, seems like an appropriate course of action. I hope this helps!

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keflex - took an extra dose

I was prescribed Keflex 500 mg - 4 times per day. I meant to grab a pain pill (I'm recovering from an open dislocation) and accidentally took a second dose of the Keflex instead. Should I be concerned? ## Never mind. I skipped the dose the next am & was blessed to not have any side effects. :-) ## Hello, Amy! How are you? It was actually worse to skip your next dose than it was to have doubled up on the one. Doubling up isn't really dangerous, since this is just an antibiotic and might just cause you to experience more side effects, such as nausea, dizziness and diarrhea than usual. But skipping a dose gives the bacteria a chance to repopulate and possibly develop antibiotic resistance. I know you can't change what's happened, but I wanted you to know for future refe...

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keflex 500mg

Does keflex have sulfa in it? ## Hello, Susan! How are you? No, this contains the active ingredient Cephalexin, which may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, non-allergic skin rash and diarrhea. Are you allergic to sulfa drugs? If so, which one did you have a reaction to? Not all are the same.

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can a single 2000mg dose be harmful?

I have an infection. I was wondering if (4) 500mg capsules can be taken at once. I remember being prescribed the same dosage of another antibiotic and was instructed to do all at once. It was a chalky metallic tasting pill cant remember the name of it. ## Hello, Curious Cat! How are you? What type of infection? Has it been confirmed by your doctor? A high dosage at once isn't actually harmful, but when it comes to this antibiotic, it is not going to effectively eradicate the infection. It needs to be taken at regular intervals, throughout the day, for the full dosing period. Side effects to this antibiotic may include nausea, dizziness, non-allergic skin rash and diarrhea.

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Tolerance to Keflex?

Hi, I have been taking 500mg 4 times per day for 8 weeks for a potential osteomylitis. My concern is if my body is building a tolerance to the Keflex. The infection is still present, and although it has diminished somewhat has not gone away. ## It isn't that you really build a tolerance to an antibiotic, it's that the bacteria can develop antibiotic resistance. However, that shouldn't be a concern after just this short of a time period, that usually occurs with long-term use or repeated use of the same antibiotic. When will your doctor be checking the infection, again? ## Thanks for your response. I saw the microbioligist this past Monday and he changed the antibiotics to another one in the same "family" and I will have to take it for another 28 days at least. He als...

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