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URINARY TRACT INFECTION and Cephalexin

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URINARY TRACT INFECTION Symptoms and Causes

The urinary system is the body's drainage system for removing wastes and extra water. It includes two kidneys, two ureters, a bladder, and a urethra. Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are the second most common type of infection in the body.

You may have a UTI if you notice

  • Pain or burning when you urinate
  • Fever, tiredness, or shakiness
  • An urge to urinate often
  • Pressure in your lower belly
  • Urine that smells bad or looks cloudy or reddish
  • Pain in your back or side below the ribs

People of any age or sex can get UTIs. But about four times as many women get UTIs as men. You're also at higher risk if you have diabetes, need a tube to drain your bladder, or have a spinal cord injury.

If you think you have a UTI it is important to see your doctor. Your doctor can tell if you have a UTI with a urine test. Treatment is with antibiotics.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

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Cephalexin Side Effects

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Recent Reviews

After 5 doses - experienced extreme blood shot eyes and a tender head to the touch. Symptoms totally gone after a day&1/2. Wow, didn't see that in the small print.

After being put on this for Bladder Infection..I experience lip swelling about 3 days in. It was not terrible but uncomfortable. I had NO other signs of anything else. If you pulled up and down my lips you could also see some red. I stopped taking af

Also forgot to mention I was put on this bc I am allergic to Sulfa and it is in a lot of bladder infection antibiotics they usually prescribe. Also, there was a chance I could be pregnant so this is why this one was chosen.

Does cephalexin cause weight gain?

Head is in pain 2 day takeing it :(

Hi few days ago i went to my gp with urine burning pain leftside of belly bit blood in urine and now i have small swelling to my belly near belly button it feels sore and hurts when i touch it can anyone out there plz help me

Hi, I have had A UTI for feels like month now I was put on Cipro did not work now I am on Baxtrum, almost done with it but I am not getting better I feel worse now with aching in my left side. Whta is going on, I just feel not myself either. should I

How long after being started on cephalexin can urticaria occur?

I am currently on Cephalexin for a kidney infection. I have so far suffered from joint pain, headaches, unusual vaginal pain and itching, dizziness and discovered a sore throat this morning. I plan to finish my dose but it seems like I'm suffering wo

I gained 9 pounds in three weeks and has upper abdominal pain.

In Oct. 2010 I had a penile implant surgery. One month to the day it was removed because of infection. I have had 3 1/2 month that I wouldn't wish on anyone. It's now 4 months later and the Dr. tells me he wouldn't a

48 years of age. I was diagnosed with urinary tract infection. Had one dose of monuril 3 gr. After 7 hours developed skin rash on the back, arms and neck, generally swelling of the face, specially below the eyes, Had oral antihistamine and went to

I have an ear infection where my ear canal is covered in blisters and blood/fluid coming out, also mu ear is completely blocked. I am on antibiotics and drops but a friend mentioned that they took oflocet 200mg when had a similar problem, but I hav

I am sorry you are in pain. But did you not just say you have Pneumonia!? I think that life threatening infection is worse than the diarrhea dont you?

I have been taking ciprofloxacina for an stomacal infection. It has worked well, I feel much better but I have experienced dizziness (a lot of dizziness).

<b>Describe Your Pinaclor Experience Here:</b> was put on pinaclor for surgical wound infection at end of course got lumps on head

<span style='color: #808080;'><strong>I have an 11 yr old yorkie that has been on Clavamox 375 mgm for several cycles since end of April. He is also on FlortiFLora to avoid colon distress. His mouth infection has not g

<strong></strong><span style='color: #808080;'>id like to see more photos on the corneal leucoma patients inorder to appretiate the existence of such an eye infection...

<strong>My son who is 6 years old, had finished a whole round of a different antibiotic for sinus infection- he is up to 25 days of coughing. 4 days ago he was prescribed Biaxin. He has been vomiting -both ends - diarrhea- with severe rash all

'Foreign proteins that gain access to the body through cuts and scrapes, through the digestive or circulatory systems, or through the urinary and reproductive systems are called ____.' Answer a) immunoglobulins

URINARY TRACT INFECTION Clinical Trials and Studies

Treatments might be new drugs or new combinations of drugs, new surgical procedures or devices, or new ways to use existing treatments. The goal of clinical trials is to determine if a new test or treatment works and is safe. Clinical trials can also look at other aspects of care, such as improving the quality of life for people with chronic illnesses. People participate in clinical trials for a variety of reasons. Healthy volunteers say they participate to help others and to contribute to moving science forward. Participants with an illness or disease also participate to help others, but also to possibly receive the newest treatment and to have the additional care and attention from the clinical trial staff.
Rank Status Study
1 Recruiting A Study of Cephalexin Capsules in Healthy Participants
Condition: Healthy Volunteers
Intervention: Drug: Cephalexin
Outcome Measures: Pharmacokinetics: Area Under the Concentration Versus Time Curve of Cephalexin From Time Zero to Infinity [AUC(0-∞)] of Cephalexin Following a Single Dose;   Pharmacokinetics: Maximum Concentration (Cmax) of Cephalexin;   Pharmacokinetics: Time to Reach Maximum Observed Concentration (Tmax) of Cephalexin Following a Single Dose Maximum
2 Recruiting A Study of Cephalexin in Healthy Participants
Condition: Healthy Volunteers
Intervention: Drug: Cephalexin
Outcome Measures: Pharmacokinetics: Area Under the Concentration Versus Time Curve From Time Zero to Infinity [AUC(0-∞)] of Cephalexin Following a Single Dose;   Pharmacokinetics: Time to Reach Maximum Observed Concentration (Tmax) of Cephalexin Following a Single Dose Maximum;   Pharmacokinetics: Maximum Concentration (Cmax) of Cephalexin
3 Recruiting A Study of Cephalexin Suspension in Healthy Participants
Condition: Healthy Volunteers
Intervention: Drug: Cephalexin
Outcome Measures: Pharmacokinetics: Area Under the Concentration Versus Time Curve From Time Zero to Infinity [AUC(0-∞)] of Cephalexin Following a Single Dose;   Pharmacokinetics: Maximum Concentration (Cmax) of Cephalexin;   Pharmacokinetics: Time to Reach Maximum Observed Concentration (Tmax) of Cephalexin Following a Single Dose Maximum
4 Not yet recruiting A Study of Cephalexin Liquid for Pediatrics in Healthy Adults Participants
Condition: Healthy Volunteers
Intervention: Drug: Cephalexin
Outcome Measures: Pharmacokinetics: Area Under the Concentration Versus Time Curve From Time Zero to Infinity [AUC(0-∞)] of Cephalexin Following a Single Dose;   Pharmacokinetics: Time to Reach Maximum Observed Concentration (Tmax) of Cephalexin Following a Single Dose Maximum;   Pharmacokinetics: Maximum Concentration (Cmax) of Cephalexin
5 Recruiting Comparison of Intravenous Cefazolin Plus Oral Probenecid With Oral Cephalexin for the Treatment of Cellulitis
Condition: Cellulitis
Interventions: Drug: IV cefazolin plus oral probenecid and placebo Cephalexin;   Drug: Oral Cephalexin and saline IV plus probenecid placebo
Outcome Measure: The proportion of patients failing therapy after 72 hours of antibiotic treatment with oral Cephalexin or intravenous cefazolin plus oral probenecid.
6 Recruiting The SCOUT Study: Short Course Therapy for Urinary Tract Infections in Children
Condition: Urinary Tract Infections
Interventions: Drug: Trimethoprim sulfamethoxazole, amoxicillin-clavulanate, cefixime, or Cephalexin;   Drug: Placebo
Outcome Measures: Occurrence of treatment failures between short-course and standard-course therapies;   Occurrence of recurrent infections;   Occurrence of colonization with antimicrobial resistant bacteria;   Occurrence of asymptomatic bacteriuria;   Occurrence of clinical symptoms;   Occurrence of positive urine cultures
7 Not yet recruiting Orthognathic Surgery and Postoperative Antibiotic Use
Condition: Dentofacial Deformity
Intervention: Drug: Cefazolin, Cephalexin, Clindamycin
Outcome Measures: Rate of infection;   Side effect from antibiotic use
8 Unknown  Prophylactic Use of Antibiotics for Through and Through Lacerations of the Lip
Condition: Through-and-through Lip Lacerations
Interventions: Drug: keflex;   Drug: placebo
Outcome Measures: infection;   scar formation
9 Recruiting Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Clean Intermittent Catheterisation
Condition: Urinary Tract Infection: [Site Not Specified] or [Recurrent]
Interventions: Drug: Nitrofurantoin or Trimethoprim or Cefalexin;   Other: No prophylaxis
Outcome Measure: Relative incidence of symptomatic antibiotic‐treated UTI
10 Recruiting The Role of Antibiotics in Full Thickness Skin Graft Survival for Facial Reconstructive Surgery
Condition: Facial Defect
Intervention: Drug: Cephalexin
Outcome Measures: Graft failure rate;   Percentage surface area of graft failure
11 Not yet recruiting Antibiotic Prophylaxis in Prosthetic Breast Reconstructions
Condition: Surgical Site Infections
Interventions: Drug: Prolonged antibiotic treatment;   Drug: Short antibiotic course (standard of care)
Outcome Measure: surgical site infection
12 Unknown  Examination of the Efficacy of Preventive Antibiotic Treatment During the Puerperium Among Pregnant Women With Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections
Condition: Pregnancy Complications
Interventions: Drug: Preventive antibiotic treatment- NITROFURANTOIN;   Drug: Preventive antibiotic treatment- Cephalexin;   Drug: PREVENTIVE TREATMENT- AMOXICILLIN;   Drug: PREVENTIVE TREATMENT- AMOXICILLIN AND CLAVULANATE POTASSIUM;   Drug: PREVENTIVE TREATMENT- CEFUROXIME;   Drug: PREVENTIVE TREATMENT SULFAMETHOXAZOLE AND TRIMETHOPRIM
Outcome Measure: Urinary tract complications
13 Recruiting Prevention of Arrhythmia Device Infection Trial (PADIT)
Condition: Arrhythmia
Interventions: Drug: Incremental;   Drug: Conventional
Outcome Measures: Hospitalization attributed to device infection;   1. Proven device infection not requiring surgical intervention (medically treated device infection).;   2. Any treatment with antibiotics for suspected device infection.;   3. Antibiotic-related adverse events including culture or antigen proven C. difficile infection.;   4. Prolongation of hospitalization due to proven or suspected adverse events from the antibiotic therapy.;   Cost benefit analysis;   6. Rate of device/lead extraction 12 months post patient's procedure (regardless of the cause).
14 Unknown  Comparing Healthcare Utilization Between Adenotonsillectomy Patients With and Without Postoperative Antibiotic Use
Conditions: Snoring;   Strep Throat
Interventions: Other: No postoperative antibiotic;   Drug: Amoxicillin;   Drug: Amoxicillin/clavulanate potassium;   Drug: Azithromycin;   Drug: Cefaclor;   Drug: Cephalexin;   Drug: Cefdinir;   Drug: Clindamycin
Outcome Measure: Healthcare Utilization
15 Recruiting Effects of Treatments on Atopic Dermatitis
Conditions: Dermatitis, Atopic;   Human Volunteers;   Eczema;   Atopic Dermatitis
Interventions: Drug: Trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole;   Drug: Cephalexin;   Drug: Doxycycline;   Other: Sodium hypochlorite (bleach)
Outcome Measures: To characterize microbiome alterations in healthy adult volunteers (Cohorts 1 and 2) and pediatric patients with AD and associated active bacterial infection (Cohort 3) after treatment.;   To obtain samples from healthy adult volunteers to evaluate and refine genomic analysis of human microbes. To examine how different treatments may alter the human microbiome.
16 Not yet recruiting Antibiotics and Tissue Expanders in Breast Reconstruction
Condition: Complications; Breast Prosthesis, Infection or Inflammation
Intervention: Drug: antibiotic
Outcome Measures: Surgical site infection;   Surgical site infection requiring implant/expander removal
17 Unknown  Moxifloxacin Versus Ceftriaxone in the Treatment of Primary Pyogenic Liver Abscess
Condition: Liver Abscess
Interventions: Drug: Moxifloxacin (Avelox);   Drug: ceftriaxone (Rocephin/Cefin)
Outcome Measures: Treatment efficacy;   Clinical response;   Clinical and radiological response;   All cause mortality;   Mortality attributable to liver abscess during treatment;   Rates of complication (metastatic infections to the central nervous system and/or eyes);   Rates of gastrointestinal colonization of Klebsiella pneumoniae in patients and rates of resistance post-antibiotic use.
18 Not yet recruiting Prophylactic Antibiotic Treatment for Hand Lacerations Involving Flexor and/or Extensor Tendon
Conditions: Hand Laceration;   Tendon Involved;   Clean Laceration;   No Bone Involved
Intervention: Drug: Antibiotic-Cefamezin
Outcome Measure: rate of wound infections