Is this a usual side effect of keflex?
I've been on keflex for a week or two now (I've been on it before as well), and I've noticed some side effects. I'm frequently tired, and almost never feel hyper or energetic. I also get depressed at times, and I don't feel like doing anything. However, I've also been feeling like I'm...
Asked by Dong Ellie 4 months ago.
I've been on keflex for a week or two now (I've been on it before as well), and I've noticed some side effects. I'm frequently tired, and almost never feel hyper or energetic. I also get depressed at times, and I don't feel like doing anything. However, I've also been feeling like I'm in a fog. I forget names or words, and I feel kind of intoxicated at times, like I start laughing about weird things or act strangely. I also start to feel paranoid at times, and can get agitated easily. I'm also on butal-acet-caff, which I take maybe 5 times a week for headaches, where I take keflex 2-3 times a day. Answered by Julee Turell 4 months ago.
Keflex (cephalexin) is a medication that belongs to a drug class, cephalosporin antibiotics. It is available as a generic drug and is prescribed to treat bacterial infections. It is also used before dental procedures in patients identified with certain heart-related conditions to prevent bacterial infections of the heart known as endocarditis. Common side effects include: diarrhea, dizziness, headache, stomach upset, abdominal pain, nausea/vomiting, itching/swelling and rash. Keflex dosage depends on the condition being treated. Keflex should be used with caution in patients who have kidney disease and those who report a history of penicillin allergy. There have not been adequate studies in pregnant women, so Keflex should be used in pregnancy only when it is absolutely needed. Keflex is found in breast milk and should be used with caution in breastfeeding women. Our Keflex (cephalexin) Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication. This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects: diarrhea that is watery or bloody; seizure (convulsions); fever, sore throat, and headache with a severe blistering, peeling, and red skin rash; pale or yellowed skin, dark colored urine, fever, confusion or weakness; easy bruising or bleeding, unusual weakness; confusion, agitation, hallucinations (seeing things that are not there); or urinating less than usual or not at all. Less serious side effects may include: mild nausea, vomiting, diarrhea; dizziness, tired feeling; joint pain; or vaginal itching or discharge. Answered by Adina Knightstep 4 months ago.
A pharmacist will know how to answer your question best. He/she knows each medicine & how it's effect might change with other medicines or foods you're taking. Call your pharmacist. Answered by Lavelle Moglia 4 months ago.
What is Keflex (for acne)?
Im 14, and was just on an acne pill called Minocycline, and today he switched me to this pill called Keflex and said to use it for two weeks. heres the thingg...i heard theres stomache ache side effects and the runs.. well in exactly a week im going to florida for a week..? i really wouldnt liike side effects...
Asked by Britt Mayers 4 months ago.
Im 14, and was just on an acne pill called Minocycline, and today he switched me to this pill called Keflex and said to use it for two weeks. heres the thingg... i heard theres stomache ache side effects and the runs.. well in exactly a week im going to florida for a week..? i really wouldnt liike side effects there..? ughh someone just please tell me if ill get side effects, and some pills say u cant sit for a while, cna u with this, and can u eat before or aftter it while taking it without waiting hours? HELP :D Answered by Ladawn Bahler 4 months ago.
Keflex (cephalexin) is a first generation cephalosporin antibiotic that is widely used for susceptible skin infections. It can also be used for genitourinary tract infections, bacterial sinusitis, bacterial pharyngitis, otitis media, and many other infections caused by bacteria that are deemed amenable to treatment with this agent. The most common side effects associated with this drug involve the gastrointestinal tract (stomach upset, nausea, diarrhea, etc.), but keep in mind that this doesn't necessarily mean that you will experience them. If you want to reduce the potential of developing these side effects (mainly stomach upset), take each dose of Keflex with a small meal (crackers or bread). Also, you may want to consider consuming two servings of yogurt (Activia or DanActive) per day during the treatment course, because limited evidence has shown that the active cultures in these products may reduce the risk of antibiotic-associated diarrhea. Side effects for any drug vary from person to person, so don't get hung up and bent out of shape over what you read on your pharmacy vial or online. You should always ask your pharmacist or doctor about ways to prevent or reduce the side effect burden of medications (if there are methods to do so). As for not being able to sit or lie down for a while, this does not apply to Keflex. The medications that this applies to are those used to prevent/treat osteoporosis, like Fosamax and Boniva (at least that is what first comes to my mind). Relax and have fun in Florida! Answered by Cherryl Dimitriou 4 months ago.
My Baby boy and Oral Keflex-swollen RED ear.?
my 8 week old baby woke this morning with 1 earlobe-bottom portion,(where an earring goes),swollen a little and red.it stayed like this all morning.though not touching it,the color fades to a pinker tone.at noon,he went to pediatrician.she said she doesnt know what it is,but it is definatly some sort of...
Asked by Karan Paige 4 months ago.
my 8 week old baby woke this morning with 1 earlobe-bottom portion,(where an earring goes),swollen a little and red.it stayed like this all morning.though not touching it,the color fades to a pinker tone. at noon,he went to pediatrician.she said she doesnt know what it is,but it is definatly some sort of infection.she prescribed Keflex 125 mg/5 ml2 times a day. she said to give him 2 doses today,1 in morning(he is 10.8 lbs)..then see pediatrician again at 10 am to recheck because it looked reallly red and ect. so i gave him a dose at 3 pm.and then rubbed some keflex on his red earlobe.then he got a bath.then a nap.at naptime..at naptime i put triple antibiotic ointment on it. it is now about 3 hours later and it is not red,just pink/light pink.the redness in front of the ear/jaw is skin toned now also. i am afraid to touch it,afraid it may turn red again.the pharmacy gave me generic keflex( ic cephalexin 125 mg/5ml)..and i am wondering if this keflex works superfast?? is it the normal dosage?? and why would they prescribe this for an infant?? no info about this drug for infants from the doctor today or pharmacist. should i ask for Muprocin Ointment tomorrow as well?? because muprocin is really good for infection on the skin.i've had that for myself before. has anyone Used this on thier infant?!? or had this issue? ps-no fever at all. Answered by Jarred Susmilch 4 months ago.
Keflex is a good antibiotic for skin infections like these. It sounds like your baby responded well to it, so why would you change it? The usual dose of Keflex for children is 25-100 mg/kg/day divided every 6-8 hours, but the dose depends on the indication and the severity of the infection. This medication has been around for some time and it has a long track record in children. Mupirocin is good for certain skin infections, particularly MRSA. It may not cover other organisms that may be responsible for your son's infection. Your baby clinically responded to Keflex, so I would suggest you continue it because you do not know if the same response will occur with Mupirocin. Your doctor would not have prescribed Keflex if he/she felt that it was harmful to your baby. Good luck. Answered by Eura Iha 4 months ago.
I am using keflex for 10 days for infection in my nails, can that make me more succeptable to airborne viruses
I had artificial nails for eleven months with no problem then the girl that was doing my nails moved and I went to her boss after that one nail was painfull and I went to two other people in a period of one month. I took my nails off and my line on the top of most of my nails was turning white and going down. ...
Asked by Ricky Soltani 4 months ago.
I had artificial nails for eleven months with no problem then the girl that was doing my nails moved and I went to her boss after that one nail was painfull and I went to two other people in a period of one month. I took my nails off and my line on the top of most of my nails was turning white and going down. Doctor said he thought the infection was a bacterial infection?? I also requested an antifungal and took both eleven days has past and there is not a big improvement but I have a cold now and feel dizzy and spacy? Hopefully they will clear up on their own but I would think there would have been a better option like some sort of topical solution. Answered by Jeanie Dagnese 4 months ago.
Keflex is an antibiotic that is used to cure BACTERIAL infections. It will do nothing for a VIRAL infection. Viral infections are very different from bacterial infections. The Keflex will not make you MORE suceptible to any viral infections. If you have a cold, it is a viral infection, one that is self-limiting. That is why a cold makes us feel so bad, but over time, it will get better and go away. But as far as Keflex making you more suceptible to viral infections, the answer is no. Answered by Hedwig Guglielmo 4 months ago.
But why are you taking Keflex for your nail infection. You should have taken anti fungal ointments etc. Did you check with your doctor or you started taking your self. Keflex is a 1st gen cephalosporin and will do nothing for the fungal infection. Answer to your question is No, until you have any other immunological problem. Answered by Jody Klima 4 months ago.
No, it will not. What kind of infection are we talking about?? If it is fungal, Keflex will not help. Keflex is for bacterial infections. Although it may make you more susciptible to yeast infections. Hope you're not taking someone elses' medication (?). Not a good idea. Answered by Lela Duchesneau 4 months ago.
I don't think it would. Answered by Cortez Konetchy 4 months ago.
Can I take Keflex for a UTI?
a prescription antibiotic used for treating and/or preventing various types of infections. It is approved to treat bacterial infections and to prevent heart valve infections (bacterial endocarditis). Healthcare provides will often prescribe Keflex for a UTI (urinary tract...
Asked by Elfrieda Goetze 4 months ago.
Keflex For Uti Answered by Rea Philippi 4 months ago.
Never self diagnose when it comes to antibiotics, they are harsh on your body any are not all made to do the same thing. You may need a Steiger or weaker one and you'll prolly have to take them for 14 days @ 2x per day once in morning once at night... Sometime three 3x a day... So just go to the doctor or planned parenthood.. They will just have you pee and a cup, stick a test in and they will give you a prescription it is very simple, drink tons of water and swing by a health food store and buy 100% cranberry juice (not oceanspray). It should clear up and they also sell pain pills for uti's at walmart in the section where they sell monostat called "AZO urinary pain releif" it works fast and will dye your pee bright yellow or orange-y Answered by Merrill Buckley 4 months ago.
Cephalexin For Uti Answered by Anjelica Irsik 4 months ago.
You need to get an antibiotic prescribed by a doctor. Usually it's generic, so it's not very expensive if you have insurance. (Like, $4 for a bottle.) Since UTIs are a bacteria from inside the body, you must get it checked by a professional to make sure the culture is gone. Answered by Alva Trainor 4 months ago.
Is keflex enough because i feel nothing?
i was given keflex oral.. to treat my strep throat.. i started it friday afternoon in which i took 3 that day, then 2 pills everyday from then on, its now tuesday night, and still taking the medicine regularly, and im still dont feel or see any improvements on my severe sore throat that had formed.. should i be...
Asked by China Quintona 4 months ago.
i was given keflex oral.. to treat my strep throat.. i started it friday afternoon in which i took 3 that day, then 2 pills everyday from then on, its now tuesday night, and still taking the medicine regularly, and im still dont feel or see any improvements on my severe sore throat that had formed.. should i be worried, or what? Answered by Len Pratten 4 months ago.
Keflex should do it unless you have mono in addition to the strep throat. A lot of time people get strep and mono at the same time. If that is true, you still have to finish your Keflex and with the mono, you will just have to take some pain pill like tylenol or ibuprofen. The pain from the mono sore throat should be easing soon anyway. You can get a test for mono if your doctor didn't already do it. Answered by Avery Cioffi 4 months ago.
Keflex and drinking alcohol?
it was only the one dose...im not taking anymore
Asked by Ayanna Kooker 4 months ago.
Keflex is an antibiotic, drinking any alcohol while on a course of Keflex treatment will reduce any effect they will have. In terms of an adverse reaction, you probably wouldn't have one, but, I'm not a medical professional so what I could be wrong. I have, however, taken antibiotics on many occasions for many different things and I DO know you should not drink until after the course of treatment is completed. Answered by Lucy Tschanz 4 months ago.
Well, regardless of the alcohol affecting the antibiotic, it can adversely affects your kidneys' function to heal. By drinking, you are doing 2 things that affect the kidneys: first, you are dehydrating your body (which causes severe strain on the kidneys); and second, you are causing your kidneys to work harder (because they must filter out the alcohol). As for the antibiotic, I am not 100% sure; however, the general guideline is to not drink alcohol while taking any antibiotic. Answered by Marilou Plauche 4 months ago.
How long should i take Keflex (cephalexin) 500mg for my ingrown hair infection?
i went to the doctor on monday and said it was an ingrown hair infection, so she prescribed me with this anti-biotic called Keflex (cephalexin). take one ever 12 hours. if i take this for about a week should my pimple/boil thing go away? -will it pop randomly?-what do i do once it pops?-or does it just go...
Asked by Cherise Dierkes 4 months ago.
i went to the doctor on monday and said it was an ingrown hair infection, so she prescribed me with this anti-biotic called Keflex (cephalexin). take one ever 12 hours. if i take this for about a week should my pimple/boil thing go away? -will it pop randomly? -what do i do once it pops? -or does it just go away without popping Answered by Hester Ceraos 4 months ago.
keflex may be taken without regard to meals. be sure to finish the medication unless directed otherwise by your doctor. do not pop the pimple unless the doctor provided you with a sterile needle. you should begin to see some improvement in 3-5 days. not sure if it will be completely gone in 7 days. how many keflex were you prescribed? did your doctor mention soaking in warm water several times a day? do not drink alcohol while takin keflex as a disulfiram reaction may occur (nausea/vomiting). Answered by Leilani Dabato 4 months ago.