Amoxicillin And Keflex Are They The Same? I Am Allergic To Keflex.


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Hannah Barton answered
Keflex and amoxicillin do share the same structural make up and for this reason you should seek medical advice before taking either. Make sure that your doctor knows your allergies and if there is anything prescribed that you are unsure about do ask the doctor.

Do not assume that the doctor has considered your allergy and do not feel embarrassed at asking them to double check. Although you may feel like you could insult your doctor, you will feel worse if you are actually allergic to the medication they prescribe. For this reason, always ask.

  • Bacteria
Kefex and amoxicillin are both used to treat bacterial infections and are known as antibiotics. Antibiotics are made up from bacteria that can fight the different kinds of bacteria in your body that are making you unwell.

  • Allergies to medication
An allergy to amoxicillin is very common and can have a number of side effects. As it is so common, doctors know how severe the outcome may be if they prescribe the wrong medication and will always ensure that what they are giving will not cause any harm. Although this is the case. It does not harm anyone for you to be cautious too.

  • Medical advice
You should always seek medical advice before taking any medication and never take medication that is not prescribed for you. Although you may have taken the medication before, someone else may have a different strength or type of medication to you and this will cause you severe harm if there are any negative side effects.

  • Allergy advice
Try to inform all medical professionals that you see about your allergy. This will help when diagnosing a problem and may even prevent them from giving you the wrong medication. Make sure that your next of kin and your workplace also know so that you will not be accidentally given anything you are allergic to if you were to become unconscious and unable to tell people of your allergy yourself.
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Anonymous answered
Amoxicillin and Keflex (cefalexin) belong to  β-lactam antibiotics. But Amoxicillin is penicillin derivative with moderate spectrum while keflex is first generation cephalosporin with moderate spectrum. If you are allergic to keflex than tell your doctor before use of amoxicillin. Because both keflex and amoxicillin can cause allergic reaction.
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Anonymous answered
Yes, Keflex is a stronger and covers a wider- spectrum range among antibiotics and in most cases it is preferred. However, it is much more expensive as well.
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terry manning answered
Can I use 500 mg keflex for a pulled tooth instead of 500 mg of amoxicillin

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