Generic Keflex is in a group of drugs called cephalosporin antibiotics. It is used to treat infections caused by bacteria, including upper respiratory infections, ear infections, skin infections, and urinary tract infections.
Cephalexin Monohydrate Capsule
CEPHALEXIN is a cephalosporin antibiotic. It kills or stops the growth of some bacteria. This medicine is used to treat many kinds of infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections.
HOW SHOULD I USE GENERIC KEFLEX?
Take Generic Keflex by mouth with a full glass of water. Generic Keflex can be taken with or without food. Take Generic Keflex at regular intervals. Do not take Generic Keflex more often than directed. Take all of your medicine as directed even if you think you are better. Do not skip doses or stop Generic Keflex early.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of Generic Keflex in children. While this drug may be prescribed for selected conditions, precautions do apply.
Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of Generic Keflex contact a poison control center or emergency room at once. NOTE: Generic Keflex is only for you. Do not share Generic Keflex with others.
WHAT IF I MISS A DOSE?
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses. There should be at least 4 to 6 hours between doses.
WHAT SHOULD I WATCH FOR WHILE TAKING GENERIC KEFLEX?
Tell your doctor or health care professional if your symptoms do not begin to improve in a few days.
Do not treat diarrhea with over the counter products. Contact your doctor if you have diarrhea that lasts more than 2 days or if it is severe and watery.
If you have diabetes, you may get a false-positive result for sugar in your urine. Check with your doctor or health care professional.
WHAT SIDE EFFECTS MAY I NOTICE FROM TAKING GENERIC KEFLEX?
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
- Allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue.
- Breathing problems.
- Pain or trouble passing urine.
- Redness, blistering, peeling or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth.
- Severe or watery diarrhea.
- Unusually weak or tired.
- Yellowing of the eyes, skin.
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
- gas or heartburn
- genital or anal irritation
- joint or muscle pain
- nausea, vomiting
This list may not describe all possible side effects.
WHERE SHOULD I KEEP GENERIC KEFLEX?
Keep out of the reach of children in a container that small children cannot open. Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.
Product Info: Generic Keflex
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