It is a cephalosporin antibiotic which functions by fighting against the bacteria in your body. It is very effective in treating infections that are caused by bacteria such as ear infections, skin infections, respiratory infections, bone infections as well as urinary tract infections. Cephalexin for UTI (urinary tract infection) treatment usually involves seven to fourteen days and should be taken exactly in the same manner as prescribed by the doctor.
During the intake of this medicine diarrhea, nausea, upset stomach or vomiting may occur. Tell your doctor immediately if you find that these effects continue to prevail or worsen. One needs to get emergency medical help if he or she finds signs of an allergic reaction to cephalexin.
Some of the side effects of this medication are:
Remember one thing that your doctor has prescribed this medicine because he has judged you that benefits are greater to you of this medicine than the side effects. Many people are using this medicine and they have not discovered any serious side effects.
Before taking this medicine, tell your doctor if you are allergic to this medicine or other medicines like cephalosporins, while even if you have any other allergies inform your doctor. Since cephalexin contains some inactive ingredients so maybe it causes allergic reactions or other problems.
If you are suffering from stomach or intestinal disease and kidney disease then tell your doctor beforehand also inform about the entire medical history of yours. Since the liquid form of this medicine contains sugar, so if you are suffering from diabetes ask the doctor before consuming it.
There are chances that Cephalexin may not let live bacterial vaccines to work so well. So it is always recommended by doctor not to have any vaccinations or immunizations during the intake of this medicine until and unless your doctor tells you to do so.
If you are going for any surgery, inform your doctor or dentist about all the products that you are using which include herbal products, prescription drugs as well as non-prescription drugs.
Mothers who breast-feed their child should not take this medicine as this medicine passes into the milk. At the time of pregnancy, Cephalexin should only be used when very necessary.
21 drugs are known to interact with this medicine.
3 major drug interactions
18 moderate drug interactions
The drug interactions have the ability to change how the medication works or increase the risk for severe side effects. Make a complete list of all the products that you are using right now including herbal and other prescription drugs and share it with your doctor when you visit them. Without the permission of doctor don’t stop, start or change the dosage of any medicines. If you are using any hormonal birth control, then consult your doctor for more details before taking this medicine.
Therefore, this medication can also cause false test results with few laboratory tests so make sure that your doctor knows you use this medicine.
This medicine functions by interfering with the formation of bacteria’s cell walls. It kills the bacteria by rupturing the walls. This drug is only used for treating bacterial infections not for treating viruses like common cold.
Do not try to use cephalexin in order to treat any condition which has not been first checked by your doctor. Cephalexin for tooth infection and sinus infection should only be used after consulting with the doctor. Do not intake this medicine if you are allergic to cephalexin or similar antibiotics. A person suffering from kidney disease will not be able to clear this drug from his body due to which there might be an increase in the levels of this medicine in their body and cause severe side effects.
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