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Cephalexin

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/ 6,822 posts
Other Names: Keflex

Clarithromycin

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/ 4,924 posts
Other Names: Biaxin   Biaxin XL
Rating: 2 out of 5
Based on 6,822 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 2.5 out of 5
Based on 4,924 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Cefalexin (International Nonproprietary Name) or more commonly cephalexin is a first-generation cephalosporin antibiotic introduced in 1967 by Eli Lilly and Company. It is an orally administered agent with a similar antimicrobial spectrum to the i... Read more on Wikipedia
Clarithromycin is a macrolide antibiotic used to treat pharyngitis, tonsillitis, acute maxillary sinusitis, acute bacterial exacerbation of chronic bronchitis, pneumonia (especially atypical pneumonias associated with Chlamydia pneumoniae or TWAR), s... Read more on Wikipedia
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By Joanna
July 18, 2014
Joanna wrote
Cephalexin and then clarithromycin
I was on a wine tour sitting in the heat on a bus for most of the day going from winery to winery. I noticed I was very itchy on my lower legs and bottom, i thought maybe a mosquito had bitten me. When I got home and over the next few weeks I broke out all over the area, into what looked like acne but was what doctors would call postules. I was diagnosed with follilulitis and received Cephalexin to treat it. It started to work within a few days and I noticed improvements as the posules dimished and no new ones appeared. the down side is that I had to take 4 pills a day, the good nes no strange side effects at all. I took these for 1 wk and then ran out but the rash was not completelly gone, so I asked the doctor for another week. unfortuately the 2nd time round I endded up having an allergic reaction to the medication. Strange I know as I had no side effects the first time, but in the end I wish I had received 2 weeks worh as the 2 days not taking it may have caused the allergy. So my doctor prescribed Clarithromycin which I have been taking fo 5 days now (500 mg twice a day) . The good news only taken twice a day the bad news: metal taste in my mouth, dizziness , nausea and the postules are not getting better yet. Last night for the first time, I woke up in terror from an nightmare where I thought someoen was breaking into my home and it really shook me. I read online that delusions or nightmares ca be a side effect and I beleive I am experiencing this. I have contacted my dr to see if there are alternative options at this point or not.
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By Ana
June 12, 2014
Ana wrote
What patients are saying about Cephalexin and Headaches
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By fLeAbOnE
March 26, 2014
fLeAbOnE wrote
keflex cephalexin can cause liver damage!!!!!
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By cherryBerry
November 4, 2013
cherryBerry wrote
cephalexin and clindamyacin
I would've had mine taken out, and saved tens of thousands, and a lot of pain. Actually wanted them removed and done with, but dentist tend not to want to do that. They would rather milk each tooth for every cent they can get out of it.
cj0e  |  March 10, 2014
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By Dr. Witt
October 31, 2013
Dr. Witt wrote
Metallic taste from Biaxin? (Clarithromycin)
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By Los santos
October 21, 2013
Los santos wrote
Clarithromycin side effects
Oh wow this is interesting, I had a nightmare on the 4th- 5th day as well and I never have had one before taking this medication. My story is above.
Joanna  |  July 18, 2014
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By Michelle
August 19, 2013
Michelle wrote
Clarithromycin & trimethoprim
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What patients are saying about Cephalexin vs. Clarithromycin

22 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
allergic symptoms.Clarithromycin,Amoxicillin-Clauvinic acid...
...due to allergy from the cephalexin used.It may help to shift ...will not produce the allergic symptoms.Clarithromycin,Amoxicillin-Clauvinic acid combination may t...
what can they take cephalexin? Amoxicillin belongs to a...
If people are allergic to amoxicillin what can they take cephalexin? Amoxicillin belongs to a group ...antibiotics called Cephalosporins of which Cephalexin is a member.Cephalexin should be avoided...
throat. He's now been on the cephalexin for 3.5 weeks and...
...and the other 4 times we had to use cephalexin to clear up the strep throat. He's now been on the cephalexin for 3.5 weeks and it doesn't seem to be ...on Day 9 of the clarithromycin as...
allergy. I'm taking clarithromycin now and mepron. Would...
...I have sensitivity to cephalexin, but a rash/itching type allergy. I'm taking clarithromycin now and mepron. Would ...I have had a throat swelling problem from ...usually just take benadryl f...
that cure strep are Cephalexin and Clarithromycin. However,...
...are taking. I have a strep throat a year ago and my doctor prescribed me Azithromycin for 3 days. ...that cure strep are Cephalexin and Clarithromycin. However, you need ...
mg tid Cephalexin 250-500mg qid Clarithromycin 300-600 mg...
...tid Tetracycline 250-500 mg tid Metronidazole 250-500 mg tid Cephalexin 250-500mg qid Clarithromycin 300-600 mg tid Doxycycline. 100-200 mg bd Erythromycin 250-500...
clindamycin cephalexin, cefadroxil, azithromycin and...
...able to take oral medications, amoxicillin is the ...procedures, but since you are allergic to penicillin, alternative antimicrobials include clindamycin cephalexin, cefadroxil, azithrom...
clindamycin, azithromycin, or clarithromycin may...
...procedure. Amoxicillin is the preferred choice for oral therapy. Cephalexin, clindamycin, azithromycin, or clarithromycin may be used in patients with penicillin allergy....
after weeks on Cephalexin and Clarithromycin. It's a powder...
We use Culturelle for Kids and haven't had any ...so far after weeks on Cephalexin and Clarithromycin. It's a powder that you ...said, be sure to give the probiotic spaced far apart from...
(Keflex), azythromycin, clarithromycin, clindamycin (oral...
...Cephalexin (Keflex), azythromycin, clarithromycin,...
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