Additional Information About Cephalexin

What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose?

If you do not take your cephalexin as scheduled, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next scheduled dose, skip the one you forgot and take your next dose instead. Never take a double dose!
 

Who Makes Cephalexin?

Numerous companies manufacture cephalexin. Some of them include:
 
  • Advancis Pharmaceuticals
  • Barr
  • Teva Pharmaceuticals
  • Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals.
     

Are There Generic Versions Available?

Cephalexin is a generic medication. However, it is also available under a number of brand names. Some of these include:
 

Strengths of Cephalexin

The drug comes in a number of strengths and will vary somewhat, depending on who makes it. For cephalexin (which comes in capsules or liquid suspension), strengths include:
 
  • Cephalexin 250 mg
  • Cephalexin 500 mg
  • Cephalexin suspension 125 mg/5mL -- each teaspoon (5 mL) containing 125 mg of cephalexin
  • Cephalexin suspension 250 mg/5 mL -- each teaspoon (5 mL) containing 250 mg of cephalexin.
     
Biocef is also available as capsules and as a liquid. With Biocef, available strengths include:
 
  • Biocef 250 mg
  • Biocef 500 mg
  • Biocef suspension 125 mg/5mL -- each teaspoon (5 mL) containing 125 mg of cephalexin
  • Biocef suspension 250 mg/5 mL -- each teaspoon (5 mL) containing 250 mg of cephalexin.
     
Keflex is available as capsules and as a liquid. With Keflex, strengths include:
 
  • Keflex 250 mg
  • Keflex 333 mg
  • Keflex 500 mg
  • Keflex 750 mg
  • Keflex suspension 125 mg/5mL -- each teaspoon (5 mL) containing 125 mg of cephalexin
  • Keflex suspension 250 mg/5 mL -- each teaspoon (5 mL) containing 250 mg of cephalexin.
     
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