An Introduction to Cephalexin Side Effects
As with any medicine, side effects are possible with cephalexin
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(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with cephalexin. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list of cephalexin side effects with you.)
Serious Side Effects of Cephalexin
Some cephalexin side effects can indicate a potentially serious complication. If you experience any of these problems, stop taking the medication and contact your healthcare provider. These side effects include but are not limited to:
- Severe or watery diarrhea
- Blood in stools
- Throat or mouth sores
- Unexplained bleeding or bruising
- Severe rash
- Difficulty breathing or swallowing
- Swelling of the throat
- Peeling of the skin.