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Keflex

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/ 15,793 posts
Other Names: Cephalexin

Omnicef

Rx
/ 5,434 posts
Other Names: Cefdinir
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Based on 15,793 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 3 out of 5
Based on 5,434 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
Cefdinir (marketed by Abbott Laboratories under the brand name Omnicef) is a semi-synthetic, broad-spectrum antibiotic in the third generation of the cephalosporin class, proven effective for common bacterial infections of the ear, sinus, throat, a... Read more on Wikipedia
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By Justine Oliver
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What patients are saying about Keflex vs. Omnicef

148 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
our keflex bliss......I hope you can. Going to start omnicef...
...made my kids very ...can't get back to our keflex bliss......I hope you can. Going to start omnicef later today in ho...
(both cephelosporins but Omnicef works longer) but he seems...
...having a sleep study done in the next few weeks. We just switched from keflex to Omnicef (both cephelosporins but Omnicef works longer) but he seems a bit worse. Benedryl works OK for now,...
are switching to Omnicef as well, I believe as Keflex isn't...
...only effects little kids? We are switching to Omnicef as well, I believe as Keflex isn't doing quite what it...
They switched him from Omnicef to Keflex, hoping that...
...a staph infection in his ear. We went for his hearing test on Monday, and they couldn't do it because his ear was actively draining. The dr cleaned it, and sent a swab to Children's Hospital for te...
the pneumonia and ear infections so we had to go to Omnicef...
...dose of a stronger med this winter because the Keflex didn't kick the pneumonia and ear infections so we had to go to Omnicef, or vice versa, I forget. Anyway, I truly attribute...
RRoss. Cefdinir is the generic drug to Omnicef. Best of...
...generic for Keflex?? Hello RRoss. Cefdinir is the generic drug to...
I got switched from Omnicef to some genric Keflex. The...
LOL The antibiotics are the worst!!!! I got switched from Omnicef to some genric Keflex. The Omincef was going to cost us $279 (US) I said NOT GONNA HAPPEN! This *stuff* was still $30. LOL For...
Keflex and Omnicef are what worked for my daughter,...
...PANDAS at 6 and was 16 before we started treatment. Keflex and Omnicef are what worked for my daughter, who now at 19 has ...improve on Penicillan and was worse on Azith or Biaxin. Try Cepholas...
me too, and have taken Omnicef as well (it's a heavy hitter...
...love the AZO strips Keflex works pretty good for me too, and have taken Omnicef as well (it's a ...first round of keflex didn't quite get ...I used to take Macrodantin for all my UTI's until...
turns out I only have Keflex and Omnicef. My sister had...
...turns out I only have Keflex and Omnicef. My sister had a sinus infection and took Omnicef and I was prescribed Keflex a few months back for...
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