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Has anyone taken Cefalexin for uti?

(10 Posts)
Stargirl7 Wed 14-May-14 09:36:47

Thanks all! Selly that sounds horrendous; I I have no symptoms apart from a mild burning sensation when I need the loo. It was only picked up because I went to the doctors with a 'damp' feeling down there! (tmi sorry) Had my urine sent off to the hospital and they couldn't grow a 'culture' out of it, so one doctor said no antibiotics needed, but could be thrush, even though there was a high bacteria count. The female doctor I saw yesterday (and who rang me with initial results last week) put me straight on Cefalexin after doing another Urine dip test, as she said she wouldn't like it to get out of hand. On it for 5 days and then back for another sample to send off to hospital. I'm grateful they are being thorough though smile.

Cuppachaplz Wed 14-May-14 08:58:47

I took this whilst pregnant; it was the only safe one which I am not allergic too. I also took it the whole time I was breast feeding DS (12 m) due to intractable womb infection, and was at triple dose by the end. No ill effects on DS, in uterine or when he was receiving It via my milk. He was a large, healthy baby.

SellyMevs Tue 13-May-14 20:59:17

I've been on cefalexin for a UTI. It didn't work, so now on amoxicillin. If your symptoms persist it's vital you go back and change to a different antibiotic. Not all infections will respond to cefalexin. You should notice an improvement in the next 36 - 48 hours. UTI's are horrendous. I've been suffering for about 3 weeks now sad

MabelMay Tue 13-May-14 20:47:42

Yes - took this for a UTI during PG and it's totally safe! Much much safer than leaving the UTI be.

Stargirl7 Tue 13-May-14 20:36:09

Brilliant! Thank you so much lovely ladies! flowers

chickenfordinner Tue 13-May-14 20:26:49

I also took it for a UTI fairly early in my preg and all was fine -adding to previous posts just in case additional positive stories are more reassuring smile

Fairylea Tue 13-May-14 20:25:29

I have kidney problems and recurrent utis. I have taken daily cefalexin since I was 13 and I am now 34. I increase to a full dose as soon as I feel an infection coming on. I've had two healthy pregnancies, one 11 years ago and one 2 years ago. Taken the drug throughout as normal and no issues.

It's one of the safest ones to take. It is more dangerous to leave an uti untreated.

bloated1977 Tue 13-May-14 20:24:27

I took it every day in my pregnancy from 11 weeks till birth and my DS was fine.

RAFWife12 Tue 13-May-14 20:23:04

I had it for a UTI.
It's been proven to be safe in pregnancy. An untreated UTI can cause a lot of problems for you and baby so must be treated.

Stargirl7 Tue 13-May-14 20:17:09

Hi all,

Am 18 weeks and just been diagnosed with uti, after about 7 bloody urine tests, they have found some bacteria in my urine.
Has anyone had experience with the above antibiotic? Says it should be safe for baby, but I've not even taken a paracetamol this pg, let alone strong antibiotics. I guess I'm a little worried!

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