What is cephalexin capsules 500 mg it was giving to my dog?
Asked by Bettye Sodini 6 months ago.
Cephalexin is an antibiotic of the cephalosporin class. It is related to the penicillin drugs in how it kills bacteria, but cephalosporins have a much broader range of activity against bacteria than penicillins. Cephalexin will prevent the bacteria from forming an adequate and protective cell wall. This results in instability and subsequent death of the bacteria. Cephalexin is a prescription drug and can only be obtained from a veterinarian or by prescription from a veterinarian. This drug is not approved for use in animals by the Food and Drug Administration but it is prescribed legally by veterinarians as an extra-label drug. Brand Names and Other Names This drug is registered for use in humans only. Human formulations: Keflex® (Dista)and generic forms Veterinary formulations: None Uses of Cephalexin Cephalexin is used in both dogs and cats to treat a variety of bacterial infections, including skin infections, wound infections, bone infections, pneumonia, and bladder infections. Cephalexin is similar to the veterinary drug cefadroxil, and veterinarians often use the two drugs interchangeably. The drugs have equal effectiveness. Cephalexin is not effective against infections caused by parasites (intestinal worms), mites, viruses or fungi. Precautions and Side Effects While generally safe and effective when prescribed by a veterinarian, cephalexin can cause side effects in some animals. Cephalexin should not be used in animals with known hypersensitivity or allergy to the drug. If a pet is already sensitive to allergy or vomiting from other cephalosporin drugs (cefadroxil) or penicillins (amoxicillin, ampicillin), cross-reaction with cephalexin is possible. Cephalexin may interact with other medications. Consult with your veterinarian to determine if other drugs your pet is receiving could interact with cephalexin. Such drugs include certain other antibiotics. The most common side effect in animals is vomiting shortly after administration. It is usually not a sign of serious disease, but indicates that the pet is sensitive to this drug. It is not unusual for some animals to develop diarrhea from orally administered antibiotics such as cephalexin. However, this has not been a common complaint with cephalexin. Answered by Guillermo Stien 6 months ago.
Cephalexin For Dogs Answered by Ettie Ovando 6 months ago.
If you ever have questions about a medication you're giving to your pet (or to your kids, or for yourself), BE SURE that you ask your vet or doctor to explain what the medication is for so you understand it and how to take it. • Cephalexin is an antibiotic in a class of drugs called cephalosporins. Cephalexin fights bacteria in the body. • Cephalexin is used to treat many different types of bacterial infections such as bronchitis, tonsillitis, ear infections, skin infections, and urinary tract infections. Answered by Kerri Balk 6 months ago.
Can I cut the capsule and pour half this amount for my toy poodle (14 lbs)? He has a bacteria infection and the vet prescribed 25 mg zeniquin once a day and nothing is happening?? Answered by Nathalie Tupa 6 months ago.
Cephalexin 500mg Answered by Humberto Skurski 6 months ago.
Cephalexin (brand name Keflex) is a broad-spectrum antibiotic; it is given for a wide range of problems, and is a very powerful antibiotic. It is given to many animals as well as human beings. Answered by Clair Mellison 6 months ago.
Cephalexin 500mg Caps Answered by Tyron Mcwhirter 6 months ago.
Cephalexin Capsule 500mg Answered by Lavada Sellar 6 months ago.
Is it safe to give a week and a half old puppy cephalexin?
She has an abscess on her head, and she is so young that I would just feel safer having another opinion other than my new veterinarian ..
Asked by Audry Eberley 6 months ago.
Cephalexin for Dogs Side Effects By Sarah Estlund Cephalexin is an antibiotic used in dogs. It is most commonly prescribed after a surgery or to treat a bacterial infection, dermatological problems and urinary tract infections. Cephalexin for use in dogs is similar to the use of penicillin in humans. Significance: Cephalexin is one of the most widely used antibiotics in dogs, according to VetInfo.com. It can be administered via capsule, tablet or in liquid form. To lessen side effects, have your dog take the medicine with food. Side Effects: In dogs, common side effects of taking cephalexin are diarrhea and vomiting. A dog may experience rapid breathing, hyperactivity or drooling. Allergic reaction may include itching, scratching, swelling or a rash. Serious side effects include shock or seizures. Side effects are rare, however, according to PetEducation.com. Dosage: A veterinarian will usually prescribe 10mg of cephalexin for each lb. of your dog's weight, with the dosage administered twice a day. Never give your dog more than one dose at a time or overdose may occur. Signs of overdose include pale gums, muscle spasms and weakness. Treatment Side effects of cephalexin such as rash, vomiting and diarrhea are significant enough to stop administering medication. Treatment for side effects ranges from rest and hydration to steroids such as prednisone. Precautions: Do not give cephalexin to dogs that are pregnant or nursing. A veterinarian should know what other medications a dog is on to avoid interactions. Vets should not prescribe cephalexin to dogs that are allergic to penicillin. Answered by Ayanna Wootan 6 months ago.
so you feel safer asking strangers on the internet? Gee, I'd feel safer asking the VET.. after all your vet did spend all that money on schooling, and all time time in school to earn a degree in veterinary medicine. I think your vet would be more knowledgeable in determining which medications are safe for a puppy. Here, you will find bored 12 year olds pretending to be vets. That sounds like a safe person to ask a medical question.. sure. Seriously.. ask your VET.. if you want a second opinion.. ask another VET Answered by Enedina Gourdine 6 months ago.
Vet instructions - and if you're leery of the new vet, call another vet for a second opinion. Anyone here would only be guessing and could steer you wrong - if you want a good vet recommendation call a local breed club or rescue and ask for a referral. Answered by Wilmer Norum 6 months ago.
If your vet took a look at the puppy and recommended Keflex then I would treat using that. We aren't vets on here. If you don't trust your vet you should seek the advice of a new one. Answered by Tyree Cherubino 6 months ago.
Another opinion should be from another vet, not from a bunch of dog owners. If you don't trust your vet, find another one. Answered by Mellisa Strassell 6 months ago.
What is Cephalexin?
Asked by Rosia Hamric 6 months ago.
Its an antibiotic (used to treat infections) Answered by Carin Iopa 6 months ago.
Allergic reaction to cephalexin what should i do?
my doctor gave me this medicine for my throat infection and i told him i was allergic to amoxicillin which i think is found is cephalexin. i am now covered in hives on my fingers, face, back, thighs, and legs. i am also pregnant what should i do????????????
Asked by Brenda Frett 6 months ago.
Reaction To Cephalexin Answered by Verdell Turley 6 months ago.
Well it doesn't contain amoxicillin but people who is hypersensitive to penicillins are likely to have an allergy to this medication as well, because they are related. Discontinue medication immediately call doctor asap, anti-histimine might help if the sympotms are that bad, be sure to read the labels or contact an ask-a-nurse hotline to be sure the medication is safe for you considering you're pregnant. ER if need be: difficullty breathing, severe anxiety, heart racing, etc. Answered by Collin Alan 6 months ago.
Agree with the nurses' advice. Note re: Sarah's response... DON"T take the epi-pen unless you are really having difficulty breathing without calling your OB first. Of course, if it's an emergency and you can't breathe, you'll have to use it. But epinephrine constricts the blood vessels and could possibly reduce blood flow to your unborn child! Answered by Claudia Blore 6 months ago.
If you might have, you have got to name your health care provider instantly, the visible allergy might get plenty worse particularly rapidly, and then you definitely or anybody with you finally ends up calling 911. Answered by Alina Hauffe 6 months ago.
Emergency room. Take Benadryl, it's an antihistamine, and go to the ER. Answered by Odell Gummersall 6 months ago.
How safe is Cephalexin?
I have severe anxiety when it comes to taking medication. I've never had this antibiotic before, but the doctors want me to be on it before they are willing to do a biopsy on my infection. So I just want to know how safe Cephalexin is.
Asked by Shelli Balladares 6 months ago.
Cephalexin has been around for 30+ years. Its very narrow spectrum - meaning it only kills a limited number of bugs (such as the bugs which cause skin infections). You want to use the drug with the narrowest spectrum possible - using the big guns can encourage resistance and make the side effects (e.g. diarrhea) worse. You only want the heavy duty drugs when you have a serious infection or dont know whats causing the infection. It has even been used on pregnant women. It has a great safety profile - however, if you are allergic to penicillin, you may also be allergic to cephalexin - being allergic to both is uncommon but can happen. Answered by Kristofer Winckler 6 months ago.
Side effects from cephalexin ?
i take 500mg 4 times a day
Asked by Laquanda Cater 6 months ago.
cephalexin does not have central nervous system side effects. I've been prescribing the drug for the past 20 years , and have never heard anything remotely like what you're talking about. of course you should call your doctor, rather than posting a question on the internet - that's why he's there. Only your doctor will know your other medical history, and your other medications that might be causing this problem. But no, cephalexin alone never does this. Answered by Eloise Broten 6 months ago.
cephalexin from what can remember doesn't have side affects like that, [i was taking 4 pills 3 times a day for 3 months] it is just for infections.... Answered by Elise Finck 6 months ago.
Increased thirst and you pee bright yellow or in some cases orange. Other than that it depends on what other drugs you take and if you are pregnant or not. Answered by Doreen Galanis 6 months ago.
I vote for the germ guy.. those are not symptoms for that drug.. but these days who knows.. Answered by Letisha Balde 6 months ago.
I was prescribed cephalexin for sinusitis. It worked great and my sinuses feel normal again.I have only one day left in the regimen and...My lungs are beginning to feel sore and I have been coughing up mucus for a couple of days now.Will the cephalexin I took prior also prevent or heal a bronchial...
Asked by Lonny Keahey 6 months ago.
I was prescribed cephalexin for sinusitis. It worked great and my sinuses feel normal again. I have only one day left in the regimen and... My lungs are beginning to feel sore and I have been coughing up mucus for a couple of days now. Will the cephalexin I took prior also prevent or heal a bronchial infection? or should I see the doctor for more medication? Answered by Matilde Padovano 6 months ago.
Cephalexin would not cause detriment to your bronchial infection. However, a day's worth will not help you out either. A bronchial infection is more serious than sinusitis. You are going to HAVE to see a doctor very soon. All that is assuming that what you have IS an infection instead of something more serious. You should definitely go to a doctor as opposed to taking the risk of misdiagnosing yourself. Since you're going to the doctor anyway, it's best to not take the risk of taking medication for an ailment that you are unsure of the cause. I hope you start feeling better soon Answered by Marleen Ligman 6 months ago.
The original poster didn't say the drug had only been taken for one day, but that there was only one day left in the regimen. I'd see your doctor for either more medication, different medication, or some sort of treatment and explanation of what's going on in your lungs. It's not immediately obvious why this drug would work on a sinus infection but not prevent a lung infection by the same bacteria, but things may not be that simple - please do see your doctor. The full effect of antibiotics is sometimes not seen until several days after they're stopped, but I wouldn't assume your Keflex is going to prevent a bronchial infection that seems to just have got started while you were on the drug. Answered by Sun Luptak 6 months ago.
Go back to the doc. One day of cephalexin won't help. Also, this could be something new that is resistant to cephalexin. Answered by Lawanna Geddis 6 months ago.
Whats apo-cephalexin 250 mg generally used for? any side affects?
i just got prescribed apo-cephalexin 250 mg because i have a bladder infection, is there any other uses for this antibiotic? pros? cons?
Asked by Frank Wironen 6 months ago.
"Cephalexin is an antibiotic that belongs to the family of medications known as cephalosporins. It is used to treat certain types of infections caused by bacteria. Cephalexin is most often used to treat infection of the skin, ear, bladder, bone, and sinus." However if your doctor prescribed this for your bladder infection it is important that you take the entire prescription even if you're feeling better. When you don't take the entire prescription, you may leave behind a few bacteria which have been exposed to the medication but were not killed by it. They might not be enough to make you sick again, but this does cause bacteria to grow stronger and is a contributing factor for why antibiotics are a lot less effective then they were a few decades ago. Answered by May Diomede 6 months ago.
Apo Cephalex Cephalexin Answered by Vada Rambus 6 months ago.
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its used for UTIs, skin infections, and other minor uncomplicated infections it's a decent antibiotic similar to amoxicillin/penicillin may cause you to be more sensitive in the sun so wear some sunscreen may cause some nausea/upset stomach, or diarrhea, if that happens take with some food just make sure to take until fully gone Answered by Israel Dinwiddie 6 months ago.