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Keflex Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Keflex®, Keftab® is a cephalosporin antibiotic. It is used to treats various kinds of infections such as respiratory tract, bone, sinuses, ears, and urinary tract.

Keflex Dosage

  • For throat, skin, and urinary tract infections, the usual adult dosage is 500 milligrams taken every 12 hours.
  • For other infections, the usual starting dosage is 250 milligrams taken every 6 hours.

Uses of Keflex

  • Keflex is used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections.
  • It may also be used to treats other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Keflex

Before taken Keflex medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor.  If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Keflex. Side effects may include:

  • Diarrhea
  • Fever or chills, sore throat
  • Pain or difficulty passing urine
  • Redness, blistering, peeling or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth
  • Seizures (convulsions)

Warnings and precautions before taking Keflex:

  • If you have a history of stomach or intestinal disease especially colitis, then you should consult with your doctor before taking Keflex.
  • If you have ever had an allergic reaction, particularly to drugs, then you should tell your doctor.
  • If diarrhea occurs while you are taking cephalexin, then you should tell your doctor.
  • You should not give Keflex to other people or use it for other infections without talking to your doctor.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Keflex with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Keflex with the following:

  • Certain diarrhea medications such as Lomotil
  • Oral contraceptives

After taken Keflex if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. Symptoms of a Keflex overdose include:

  • Blood in the urine
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Upper abdominal pain
  • Vomiting

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