General English name: Cefalexin

Brand: Ceporex, Keflex

Application: Treatment (and sometimes prevention) of infection


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Cephalexin drug information

Medication Information: Cephalexin is a broad-spectrum antibiotic. This means that it can kill different types of bacteria. Cephalexin treats infections by killing bacteria.


Contraindications to Cephalexin

Never give cephalexin to anyone else, even if you have the same symptoms.


Drug interaction of Cephalexin

Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter medicines and herbal products) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.


Tips to consider before taking Cephalexin

If you are pregnant if you are breast-feeding. Cephalexin has not been a threat to the fetus. But during pregnancy, taking any medication should be under the supervision of a doctor.


Possible side effects of Cephalexin

All medications, along with their positive effects, can cause unwanted side effects in the body. However, these complications do not occur in all people. Over time, your body will adjust to the new medication and these symptoms will go away, but if the following symptoms persist or become painful, consult your doctor.

Diarrhea: Drink plenty of water to replenish lost water. Consult your doctor if the diarrhea persists and lasts for more than 24 hours.

Indigestion, stomach pain, nausea: Eat simple foods and avoid high-fat and spicy foods.

Snow infections: Talk to your doctor about this.

Important Note: Tell your doctor if you experience any of the following:

Severe skin urticaria

Jaundice, fever, joint pain

Swelling of the tongue, mouth and face

Severe diarrhea

Talk to your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel may be caused by cephalexin.


How to store Cephalexin