Cephalexin is a prescription antibiotic used to treat a variety of bacterial infections, including skin and respiratory infections. It belongs to the class of medications known as cephalosporin antibiotics and works by stopping the growth of bacteria. Cephalexin is typically taken orally and is available in capsule, tablet, and liquid forms. It is important to complete the full course of treatment as prescribed to ensure the infection is completely eradicated.

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Cephalexin, also known by the brand name Keflex, is commonly used to treat skin infections, urinary tract infections, respiratory tract infections, and other bacterial infections. It is effective against a wide range of bacteria, making it a versatile antibiotic option. It is important to follow the prescribed dosage and duration of treatment to ensure the best outcome and to minimize the risk of developing antibiotic resistance.

Common side effects of cephalexin may include diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and rash. In rare cases, severe allergic reactions may occur, requiring immediate medical attention. It is important to inform your healthcare provider of any allergies or medical conditions before taking cephalexin.

  • Always take cephalexin as directed by your healthcare provider.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol while taking cephalexin, as it may increase the risk of certain side effects.
  • Do not share cephalexin with others, as it is prescribed based on individual medical needs.