Cipro vs Keflex

Cipro
(Rx)
Keflex
(Rx)
Cipro is an antibiotic.
Keflex is an antibiotic.
Satisfaction Score
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2.6
Slightly Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
?
2.9
Moderately Satisfied
Concern level
2.3
Concern level
2.0
Approval Date
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October 22, 1987
January 4, 1971
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
76,083 Discussions
23,016 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Infection
#2 for UTI
#3 for Pouchitis
#5 for Prostatitis
#8 for Chlamydia
#10 for Abscess
#12 for Anthrax
Cipro is prescribed for Infection and UTI and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Infection
#2 for UTI
#3 for Mastitis
#4 for Ear Infection
Keflex is prescribed for Infection and UTI and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Cip
Allergy
4
Nausea
3
Tiredness
3
Anxiety
2
Depression
1
Weakness
1
Stomach Pain
1
Cramping
1
Back Pain
1
Insomnia
1
Kef
Allergy
10
Nausea
3
Tiredness
2
Diarrhea
2
Anxiety
1
Hives
1
Penicillin Allergy
1
Dizziness
1
Cramping
1
Numbness
1
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Cipro
Cip
Keflex
Kef
Allergy
Cip
Kef
4
10
Nausea
Cip
Kef
3
3
Tiredness
Cip
Kef
3
2
Anxiety
Cip
Kef
2
1
Depression
Cip
Kef
1
0
Weakness
Cip
Kef
1
0
Stomach Pain
Cip
Kef
1
0
Cramping
Cip
Kef
1
1
Back Pain
Cip
Kef
1
0
Insomnia
Cip
Kef
1
0
Allergy
Kef
Cip
10
4
Nausea
Kef
Cip
3
3
Tiredness
Kef
Cip
2
3
Diarrhea
Kef
Cip
2
0
Anxiety
Kef
Cip
1
2
Hives
Kef
Cip
1
0
Penicillin Allergy
Kef
Cip
1
0
Dizziness
Kef
Cip
1
0
Cramping
Kef
Cip
1
1
Numbness
Kef
Cip
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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C Category C
Before taking Cipro during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
B Category B
Before taking Keflex during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Keflex and alcohol.
Method of use
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Injection, Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Solution: 200 mg, 400 mg, 10 mg/mL
Tablet: 250 mg, 500 mg, 750 mg
Suspension: 250 mg/5 mL, 500 mg/5 mL
Capsule: 250 mg, 500 mg, 750 mg
Suspension: 125 mg/5 mL, 250 mg/5 mL
Tablet: 500 mg
Food Instructions
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Should be taken 2 hours before or 2 hours after any dairy products or else absorption may be decreased.
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Ciprofloxacin
Cephalexin Monohydrate
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Cipro and Keflex: 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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