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Cephalexin (Keflex)

Cephalexin, marketed under the brand names Keflex and Daxbia, is a type of antibiotic used in the treatment of infections that are thought to be caused by bacteria susceptible to the medication. Farmington Drugs & Medical Supplies provides  patients who need Cephalexin prescriptions at our home pharmacy or via free local deliveries for prescription refills.

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  • Usage

    Cephalexin is a type of antibiotic that belongs to a class of medications known as cephalosporins. Cephalexin, like cefdinir, cefixime, cefuroxime and other cephalosporins, is thought to inhibit the synthesis of cell walls in bacteria, leading to its bactericidal effect. Cephalexin is generally indicated for the treatment of specific types of respiratory tract infections, otitis media, skin infections, bone infections, and urinary tract infections when they are thought to be caused by strains of microorganisms susceptible to cephalexin (Keflex). Cephalexin is typically found as a white crystalline solid that has low solubility in water at room temperature. After oral administration, cephalexin is rapidly absorbed and measurable levels are observed at six hours. Cephalexin is largely excreted in the urine and much of the medication is excreted unchanged within eight hours.

  • Cephalexin – Side Effects

    Generic cephalexin and branded Keflex can cause side effects and all questions and concerns about potential side effects should be discussed with one’s medical provider and pharmacist before using the medication. Common side effects associated with cephalexin use include diarrhea, fatigue, nausea, dizziness, and stomach upset. Anyone with a hypersensitivity to cephalexin (Keflex) or similar medications should not use it. Cephalexin and alcohol should not be used together.

  • Cost Information

    Cephalexin is an affordable medication and costs under thirty cents per pill at many pharmacies. Some insurance plans may also cover the cost of generic cephalexin or branded Keflex at a pharmacy. For people who have trouble affording the cost of cephalexin, it is sometimes possible to find cephalexin coupons online. Farmington Drugs & Medical Supplies takes pride in offering the most cost efficient services and prescriptions to our patients.

  • Dosage

    The medication comes in different doses such as cephalexin 500 mg tablets and cephalexin 250 mg tablets. Cephalexin is administered orally only. In most cases, cephalexin (Keflex) can be taken with or without food. Due to antibiotic resistance, advanced cephalosporins such as cefdinir are sometimes necessary for treating infections that do not respond to cephalexin.

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Given the evolving nature of medicine and science, this information might not be accurate and should not be construed as medical advice or diagnosis / treatment recommendations. Please consult a licensed medical provider if you have additional questions.

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