- Are Cleocin and Keflex the Same Thing?
- What Are Possible Side Effects of Cleocin?
- What Are Possible Side Effects of Keflex?
- What is Cleocin?
- What is Keflex?
- What Drugs Interact with Cleocin?
- What Drugs Interact with Keflex?
- How Should Cleocin Be Taken?
- How Should Keflex Be Taken?
Are Cleocin and Keflex the Same Thing?
Cleocin and belong to different antibiotic drug classes. Cleocin is a lincomycin antibiotic and Keflex is a cephalosporin antibiotic.
What Are Possible Side Effects of Cleocin?
Common side effects of Cleocin include:
Tell your doctor if you have serious side effects of Cleocin including:
- severe redness, itching, or dryness of treat skin areas; or
- diarrhea that is watery or bloody.
What Are Possible Side Effects of Keflex?
Common side effects of Keflex include:
- stomach upset,
- abdominal pain,
- joint pain,
- vaginal itching or discharge,
- swelling, and
What is Cleocin?
What is Keflex?
Keflex (cephalexin) is a cephalosporin antibiotic prescribed to treat bacterial infections. Keflex is also used before dental procedures in patients identified with certain heart-related conditions to prevent bacterial infections of the heart known as endocarditis. Keflex is available as a generic drug.
How Should Cleocin Be Taken?
Apply a thin film of Cleocin T Topical twice daily to affected area. Cleocin T may interact with erythromycin topical or erythromycin taken by mouth. Tell your doctor all medications you are taking. The dose of Cleocin HCl for adults is 150 to 300 mg every 6 hours. For more severe infections is 300 to 450 mg every 6 hours. The dose of for pediatric patients is 8 to 16 mg/kg/day divided in three or four equal doses. For more severe infections, 16 to 20 mg/kg/day divided in three or four equal doses.
How Should Keflex Be Taken?
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RxList. Cleocin Medication Guide.
RxList. Keflex Product Monograph.