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Keflex (Generic)

Keflex (Generic)

Generic Keflex (cephalexin) is an antibiotic that is made to provide fast relief of bacterial infections. Generic Keflex is most often used to treat bacteria based infections in the ear, skin, and urinary tract. Generic Keflex is also used to fight infections caused by bacterial in the upper respiratory system.

Generic Keflex may also be marketed as: Keflex, Cephalexin, Panixine

Keflex® is manufactured by Eli Lilly.

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Uses

Generic Keflex (cephalexin) is classified as a cephalosporin antibiotic. This bacteria fighting drug is used to treat infections in the ear, skin, and urinary tract and upper respiratory system. Generic Keflex may also be used to treat other conditions not mentioned here. Consult a trusted medical professional before using Generic Keflex for either intended or alternative uses.

How to take

Take Generic Keflex with a full glass of water. Contact your doctor for the precise instructions that apply to you.

Side effects

Always read the ingredients before taking this or any other medication to ensure that there are no elements that may elicit an allergic reaction. Seek immediate medical attention if you experience any of the following side-effects associated with an allergic reaction: hives, shortness of breath, swelling of the lips, tongue, throat or face.

Seek immediate medical attention if you experience any of the following serious side effects:

  • easy bruising or bleeding, bloody or watery diarrhea, convulsions or seizures, unusual bleeding, pale skin, jaundice, discolored or darker
  • urine, fever, anxiety, hallucinations, disorientation or weakness;
  • fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms, increased thirst, loss of appetite,
  • swelling, weight gain, feeling short of breath,
  • urinating less than usual or not at all; or sore throat, and headache with a severe blistering, peeling, and red skin rash.

Less serious side effects associated with Generic Keflex include:

  • dizzy feeling, upset stomach, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, pain in the joints, vaginal itching or unusual discharge.

Additional side-effects may result from taking this medication. Consult a medical profession before taking this or any other medication.

Precautions

Always read the ingredients before taking this or any other medication to ensure that there are no elements that may elicit an allergic reaction.

Before taking Generic Keflex, consult your doctor if you have a history of any of the following medical conditions:
diabetes, kidney disease, liver problems, malnourishment, or stomach or intestinal problems such as colitis.

Consult your doctor if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or plan on becoming pregnant before taking this medication.

Drug interactions

Always read the ingredients before taking this or any other medication to ensure that there are no elements that may elicit an allergic reaction.

Do not take Generic Keflex if you are allergic to cephalexin or other cephalosporin antibiotics including:
cefaclor (Ceclor); cefadroxil (Duricef); cefixime (Suprax); cefuroxime (Ceftin); cefprozil (Cefzil); cefdinir (Omnicef); ceftazidime (Fortaz); or cefditoren (Spectracef); and others.

Consult your doctor if you are using any of the following medications before taking Generic Keflex:
blood thinners such as warfarin, probenecid, or metformin

Always inform your doctor of any medications you are taking (including vitamins and herbal supplements) before embarking on a new treatment. Additional medications not listen here may interact negatively with your medication.

Missed dose

Do not take more than your recommended dosage. Take missed doses as soon as you remember unless it is nearly time for your next treatment.

Storage

Keep Generic Keflex in a cool, dry place away from heat and moisture. Dispose of any unused medication past the point of expiry. Keep out of reach of children and pets.

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