Cephalexin

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Cephalexin

Drug Info for cephalexin

Cephalexin is used to treat certain infections caused by bacteria such as pneumonia and other respiratory tract infections; and infections of the bone, skin, ears, , genital, and urinary tract. Cephalexin is in a class of medications called cephalosporin antibiotics. It works by killing bacteria. Antibiotics such as cephalexin will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections. Using antibiotics when they are not needed increases your risk of getting an infection later that resists antibiotic treatment.

Keflex is a cephalosporin antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections such as acne and prevention of bacterial endocarditis. It also treats upper respiratory tract infections, ear infections, skin infections, and urinary tract infections. This medication is indicated for use by patients 1 year and above. This medication is available as a capsule.

  • Capsule
  • Tablet
  • Tablet for Suspension
  • Liquid

Your doctor will tell you how much medicine to use. Do not use more than directed.

Read and follow the patient instructions that come with this medicine. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.

You may take your medicine with food or milk to avoid stomach upset.

Oral liquid: Shake well just before use. Measure the oral liquid medicine with a marked measuring spoon, oral syringe, or medicine cup.

Take all of the medicine in your prescription to clear up your infection, even if you feel better after the first few doses.

Missed dose: Take a dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then and take a regular dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

Capsule or tablet: Store at room temperature away from heat, moisture, and direct light.

Oral liquid: Store in the refrigerator for 14 days. After 14 days, throw away any unused medicine. Do not freeze.

This medicine is not right for everyone. Do not use this medicine if you had an allergic reaction to cephalexin or another cephalosporin medicine.

Keep all medicine out of the reach of children. Never share your medicine with anyone.

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have kidney disease, liver disease, or a history of digestive problems, such as colitis. Tell your doctor if you are allergic to penicillin.

This medicine can cause diarrhea. Call your doctor if the diarrhea becomes severe, does not stop, or is bloody. Do not take any medicine to stop diarrhea until you have talked to your doctor. Diarrhea can occur 2 months or more after you stop taking this medicine.

Tell any doctor or dentist who treats you that you are using this medicine. This medicine may affect certain medical test results.

Call your doctor if your symptoms do not improve or if they get worse.

Some medicines and foods can affect how cephalexin works. Tell your doctor if you are also usingMetforminProbenecid

This medicine can cause diarrhea. Call your doctor if the diarrhea becomes severe, does not stop, or is bloody. Do not take any medicine to stop diarrhea until you have talked to your doctor. Diarrhea can occur 2 months or more after you stop taking this medicine.

Tell any doctor or dentist who treats you that you are using this medicine. This medicine may affect certain medical test results.

Call your doctor if your symptoms do not improve or if they get worse.

Keep all medicine out of the reach of children. Never share your medicine with anyone.

  • Blistering, peeling, red skin rash
  • Severe diarrhea, especially if bloody or ongoing
  • Severe stomach pain, vomiting
  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing
  • Mild diarrhea or nausea
Frequently Asked Questions

Cephalexin is a cephalosporin antibiotic, and it works by fighting bacteria in the body that cause infections. It is used to treat a wide range of infections, including ear infections, skin infections, upper respiratory infections, and urinary tract infections. Cephalexin is approved for use in both adults and children.

A similar brand-name drug to Cephalexin is Keflex. Consult with your doctor for more information about these drugs and alternative treatments available to determine the best option for you.

The average Cephalexin price without insurance is about $125 for a supply of 40 oral capsules at any dosage. Prices may vary depending on the dosage, quantity, and pharmacy location.

Cephalexin is a generic drug, and you can use our free OptionRx savings card to receive a discount on this drug or a similar brand-name drug at a pharmacy near you that accepts our coupons.

Cephalexin is available as an oral capsule in dosages of 250 mg and 500 mg. Follow your doctor's directions for dosage and use of this medication.

There is not a Cephalexin manufacturer coupon or patient assistance program currently available, but you can save on your prescription cost by using our free Cephalexin coupon card. Our customers typically find that they save more by using our coupons instead of manufacturer coupons.