Linda661 Posted March 22, 2006 Share Posted March 22, 2006 Wasn't sure exactly where to post this, but here goes: Keflex was given to mom to treat bacterial infections related to her pneumonia last week at the hospital....mom does have a known sensitivity to penicillin (FYI). Well, that drug hasn't sat too well with her: she had to stop Keflex Rx halfway through its course due to severe "runs", nausea, vomiting -- those side effects haven't stopped yet, even with new anti-nausea and "runs" meds Rx'd two days ago......I now know that Keflex is a penicillin derivative and that those kind of side effects can happen with it (though they shouldn't be as severe as mom is having).....Just for future knowledge, is there anything else folks have taken (non penicillin-based) for pneumonia-related bacterial infections that I could prod the docs about if this happens again? I just hope she doesn't get too dehydrated during all of this.....she isn't a happy camper right now.....still really worried about this (3-24) UPDATE: Lomotil isn't doing the trick to stop her Keflex side effects and I am having a heck of a time researching these drugs so I can find alternatives to discuss with the doc. on Monday. So far, I know that Lomotil can make things worse (particularly with Keflex in your system), but I am having no luck finding what could work better for her! **** ANYONE HAVE GOOD SITES FOR RESEARCHING YOUR MEDS? I HAVE THE PHYSICIAN'S DESK REFERENCE ONLINE BOOKMARKED AND A COUPLE OF OTHERS, BUT ANYONE HAVE SOMETHING THAT HELPS A PATIENT FIND WHAT MIGHT WORK AS ALTERNATIVES TO ALREADY PRESCRIBED DRUGS? RANDY DID A GREAT JOB WITH RECOMMENDATIONS TO MY ORIGINAL POST HERE, BUT I DON'T WANT TO KEEP BUGGING YOU GUYS ON EVERY LITTLE MEDICATION...... ***** Thanks in advance, Linda Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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