Review: taking Cephalexin and Ciprofloxacin together
Summary: drug interactions are reported among people who take Cephalexin and Ciprofloxacin together.
This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Cephalexin and Ciprofloxacin. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 216 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
Cephalexin has active ingredients of cephalexin. It is often used in infection. (latest outcomes from 8,063 Cephalexin users) Ciprofloxacin has active ingredients of ciprofloxacin. It is often used in urinary tract infection. (latest outcomes from 1,262 Ciprofloxacin users)
What are the drugs
Cephalexin has active ingredients of cephalexin. It is often used in infection. (latest outcomes from 8,063 Cephalexin users)
Ciprofloxacin has active ingredients of ciprofloxacin. It is often used in urinary tract infection. (latest outcomes from 1,262 Ciprofloxacin users)
On Jan, 7, 2015: 216 people who take Cephalexin, Ciprofloxacin are studied
Drug combinations in study:
- Cephalexin (cephalexin)
- Ciprofloxacin (ciprofloxacin)
Drug effectiveness over time :
Most common drug interactions over time * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years||not specified|
|Pain In Extremity||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a||Fatigue|
|Gastrointestinal Haemorrhage||Drug Withdrawal Syndrome|
|Groin Pain||Drug Dependence|
|Inflammatory Bowel Disease||Anxiety|
Drug effectiveness by gender :
Most common drug interactions by gender * :
|Back Pain||Drug Withdrawal Syndrome|
|Cardiac Failure Congestive||Pyrexia|
Drug effectiveness by age :
Most common drug interactions by age * :
|n/a||n/a||Chest Pain||Cardiac Disorder||Weight Decreased||Cough||Depression||Fatigue|
|Fatigue||Crohn's Disease||Bone Spur||Fatigue||Headache||Malaise|
|Bradycardia||Ileitis||Headache||Weight Increased||Drug Withdrawal Syndrome||Renal Failure Acute|
|Headache Nos||Inflammatory Bowel Disease||Chest Pain||Abdominal Pain Nos||Lethargy||Diarrhoea Nos|
|Pain Nos||Decreased Appetite||Dyspnoea||Pyrexia||Anxiety||Nausea|
|Vomiting Nos||Fatigue||Back Pain||Cholelithiasis||Oedema Peripheral||Oedema Peripheral|
|Arthralgia||Gastrointestinal Haemorrhage||Drug Withdrawal Syndrome||Cardiac Disorder Nos||Dehydration||Dehydration|
|Dyspnoea Nos||Gastrointestinal Disorder||Anxiety||Testicular Pain||Pollakiuria||Diarrhoea|
|Nausea||Flank Pain||Drug Ineffective||Condition Aggravated||Drug Dependence||Weakness|
|Systemic Lupus Erythematosus||Chest Pain||Depression||Blood Pressure Diastolic Increased||Cellulitis||Back Pain|
* Some reports may have incomplete information.
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Can you answer these questions (Ask a question):
- I was on cephalexin for 1 month and now after stopping i realize my loss of appetite is due to the drug. can i expect my appetite to resume and is there anything i can do to bring it back and gain
Im 85 and losing weight due to loss of appetite directly related to a one month course of cephalexin. Is there anything i can do to regain my appetite or can i expect it to return gradually??
- Can you take cephalexin and tamiflu together?
She steered with aches, pain, fever, congestion in lungs. Started on Donalson. The mucous was clear at the time. After three days aches persisted and very low to no fever. Took to clinic. Dr said she has,flu and started her on Tamiflu. We took her off cephalexin. Coughing persists after 6 days and mucous now yellow green.
Should we start her back on cephalexin?
- I am allergic to pencillien and sulfa what antibiotic can i take and not get tendom and muscle aces?
I use a cane because I have tore tendom in both feet.
I have to be on a antibiotic everyday.
- Can i take nyquil if i'm on cephalexin
I"ve had a sore throat for 8 days, I'm taking cephalexin for an ear infection. My question is "can I take Nyquil for my throat when I' on cephalexin?"
- Mucous in stools rolling std jab
Hi there, I was recently diagnosed with Balanitis, a small white ulcer has appeared on my foreskin caused by the trauma of the condition.
I went to the ER for the problem, worrying that it maybe and std, the nurse and doctor there told me to keep the ulcer clean and to keep strong soaps away from it, but to be safe they gave me the std shot along with 4 tablets to take. The next morning and ever since, I have been experiencing bad nausea and what started with comstipation, has now turned into dhiarea, when I pass a stool which has some sort of solidity to it, it is coated in mucous. Alongside this. Every time I have food sitting in my stomach, I feel very sick to the stomach.
Just wondering if this is a side effect of the drug, or if I have some kind of candida which is reacting with the drugs?? I had the jab on Wednesday and felt Ill first thing in the morning the next day. This is the third day of the illness, but seems less extreme throughout the day.
Sorry for the graphic nature of this post, just wondering if anyone had any answers before I spent another small fortune at the doctors!
You may be interested at these reviews (Write a review):
- Achilles tendon tear
At the end of my 10 day treatment time on Cephalexin 500 mg, I experience diarrhea, so I took acidophilus three times a day, and it went away. I also woke up with a Achilles ligament tear, with a bulge in the tendon, not a rupture. No changes in my daily routine, in regards to exercise, just swimming and walking.
- Sphingomonas paucimobilis: the interesting infection (1 response)
I'm no medical expert, nor am I some marvelous gifted writer so first and foremost, please forgive any errors of my report.
I'm not exactly sure when I contracted this bacteria or how, but on 04/14/2014 I went to the doctor for what I called "a bruise on my leg that had been there for months and had'nt healed" I saw Dr. F Magno of San Benito medical associates in Harlingen tx. I told him that my odd bruise is now hinted with green and yellow color with dark black round spots in its middle as well as what seemed like wide open pores. He ran both swab skin test on the area as well as a blood test. He gave me a general antibiotic, as well as some medication for the ringworm I was also fighting. After that he said they would call when the results came in and not to worry because "more than likely its a minor bacterial infection seeing how the bruise is on the shin and the source is probably minor shin splints"
Well a few days later on 04/19/2014 I got the call from San Benito Medical associates in Harlingen, Tx telling me the results were in. I had Sphingomonas Paucimobilis.The nurse didn't tell me anything more than "its a bacterial infection and we would like you to come in as soon as possible"
So i decided I would do my own research before making the 20 min drive into the city and spend $30+. WebMD, MayoClinic and others had nothing. I searched web pages and scientific journals and found little that a lay person like me could comprehend. I did find 47 reported cases since 1993. 47 cases/ 20 years didn't look good to me so i went in.
Upon going there D.O Kanaan was the physician who read me my results, now ive been seeing her as my primary physician for the last 5 years. She lets her patients know everything she can about their diagnosis and treatment, good and bad. She's always on the ball and never gives you room to doubt her care. However this time was different. She stared at the test result papers blankly "Yep... you got it... and i got a list of approved medications to give you... uh, lets put you on Ciprofloxacin no penicillin in that so we don't have to worry about your allergy..." with this I knew she didn't know much about this so I told her what I found on the internet and that got her asking questions but we came to a dead end. Just as I was leaving she asked "what kind of specialist do i send you to if the antibiotic doesn't work?" i looked her in the eye and said fearfully "I don't know doc, I was hoping you would".
Well its an ugly bruise, had it for months, it was hurting a lot when i bumped it at work, so i looked at it and it was green and yellow. I showed it to my manager and they sent me home to go to the doc.
i dont know how long i had it but ive been more ill that usual the past few months with sore throat, ringworm, stomach virus, cold sores, everything spreadable that was around me. I've got 3 more days left of antibiotic and its not clearing. I dont know what to do. Is there anyone who can help? am I currently alone? I'm scared.
- Cephalexin 500 mg caused allergic reaction (1 response)
I developed a rash that quickly turned to painful, itchy blistering after taking cephalexin 500mg capsules for only 2 days (the prescription was for 10 days). The rash was on my hands, legs, back, & arms. I was sent by my doctor to the hospital emergency room. diagnosed as an allergic reaction to cephalexin. treated with steroids & another antibiotic. this was one of the scariest episodes of my life. I hope people are reporting this type of problem.
Comments from related studies:
From this study (11 months ago):
Refused to take any more fluoroquinolones but find symptoms exacerbated to point of being crippling whilst taking augmentin and cephalexin
Complete drug side effects:
On eHealthMe, Cephalexin (cephalexin) is often used to treat infection. Ciprofloxacin (ciprofloxacin) is often used to treat urinary tract infection. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.
What is the drug used for and how effective is it:
- Cephalexin is used in:
- Ciprofloxacin is used in:
Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:
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- Ciprofloxacin alternatives:
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