Cephalexin vs Zpak

Cephalexin
(Rx)
Zpak
(Rx)
Cephalexin is an antibiotic.
Zpak is an eye & vision care product. an antibiotic.
Satisfaction Score
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2.9
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.5
Moderately Satisfied
Concern level
1.9
Concern level
1.5
Approval Date
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April 26, 1976
Not Available
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
10,763 Discussions
26,461 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Infection
#2 for UTI
#3 for Ear Infection
#5 for Mastitis
Cephalexin is prescribed for Infection and UTI and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Condition
Number of posts
Zpak is prescribed for Sinus Infections, Infection, Bronchitis, Pneumonia, Streptococcal Infection and Ear Infection and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Cep
Allergy
10
Nausea
3
Diarrhea
3
Tiredness
2
Penicillin Allergy
2
Dizziness
1
Vomiting
1
Sore Throat
1
Hives
1
Anxiety
1
Zpa
Dizziness
1
Weakness
1
Exhaustion
1
Stomach Pain
1
Weight Gain
1
Chest Pain
1
Nasal Congestion
1
Migraines
1
Stomach Problems
1
Tingling
1
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Cephalexin
Cep
Zpak
Zpa
Allergy
Cep
Zpa
10
0
Nausea
Cep
Zpa
3
0
Diarrhea
Cep
Zpa
3
0
Tiredness
Cep
Zpa
2
0
Penicillin Allergy
Cep
Zpa
2
0
Dizziness
Cep
Zpa
1
1
Vomiting
Cep
Zpa
1
0
Sore Throat
Cep
Zpa
1
0
Hives
Cep
Zpa
1
0
Anxiety
Cep
Zpa
1
0
Dizziness
Zpa
Cep
1
1
Weakness
Zpa
Cep
1
0
Exhaustion
Zpa
Cep
1
0
Stomach Pain
Zpa
Cep
1
0
Weight Gain
Zpa
Cep
1
0
Chest Pain
Zpa
Cep
1
0
Nasal Congestion
Zpa
Cep
1
0
Migraines
Zpa
Cep
1
0
Stomach Problems
Zpa
Cep
1
0
Tingling
Zpa
Cep
1
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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B Category B
Before taking Cephalexin during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
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Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Cephalexin and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Zpak and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 1 gram, 125 mg, 250 mg, 500 mg
Capsule: 250 mg, 500 mg, 750 mg
Suspension: 125 mg/5 mL, 250 mg/5 mL
No methods of use & dosage information found
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Cephalexin Monohydrate
Azithromycin, Azithromycin Hydrogen Citrate
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Cephalexin and Zpak: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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