Were you looking for information on Cephalexin? Cefalexin is a common misspelling of cephalexin.
Cephalexin (brand names include Keflex® and Biocef®) is a prescription antibiotic commonly used to treat and prevent bacterial infections. Some of the infections the medicine can treat include bone infections, middle ear infections, and respiratory tract infections, like pneumonia or bronchitis. Infections that can be prevented with cephalexin include heart valve infections (bacterial endocarditis).
The medication comes in the form of a capsule or liquid suspension; it is typically taken two to four times a day, with or without food. Possible side effects include diarrhea, headache, and upset stomach. Because this drug may not be the best choice for everyone, talk to your healthcare provider prior to taking it if you have any allergies, including allergies to other antibiotics. Also, tell your healthcare provider if you have kidney disease, will be having surgery, or are pregnant or breastfeeding.
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