Taking Keflex Safely

Side Effects of Keflex

As with any medicine, side effects are possible with Keflex. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience side effects. In most cases, if side effects do occur, they are minor, meaning they require no treatment or are easily treated by you or your healthcare provider.
Common side effects include but are not limited to:
Less common but more serious side effects are also possible.
(Click Keflex Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report to your healthcare provider.)

Drug Interactions

Keflex can interact with a number of medicines (see Drug Interactions With Keflex).

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider Before Taking Keflex?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking this drug if you:
  • Have kidney disease or kidney failure.
  • Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Cephalexin and Pregnancy).
  • Are breastfeeding.
  • Will be having surgery.
  • Have any allergies. This includes allergies to Keflex, other cephalosporins, penicillin, or other types of antibiotics.
Also, tell your healthcare provider about all medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Keflex to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
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