Keflex is a first-generation cephalosporin antibiotic that is used for the treatment of certain bacterial infections.
Keflex is used for the treatment of bacterial infections of the respiratory tract, the middle ear, the bones, the skin, and the reproductive and urinary systems.
You may take Keflex as indicated by your doctor. However, taking it with a meal will help you avoid any stomach problems.
If you have missed a dose of Keflex, then take it as soon as you remember. But only if there is ample time for the next dose. Or else, it is best that you skip the dose and continue with your regular schedule.
The tablets and capsules may be stored at room temperature. However, it is best that you store the suspension in liquid form.
Some of the typical symptoms of a Keflex overdose include blood in the urine, diarrhea, nausea, upper abdominal pain and vomiting. Seek medical attention immediately if you suspect an overdose.
Do NOT use Generic Keflex if you are allergic to any ingredient in Generic Keflex or to any other cephalosporin antibiotic (eg, cefuroxime).
Possible Side Effects
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Diarrhea; dizziness; headache; indigestion; joint pain; stomach pain; tiredness.
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); agitation; confusion; dark urine; decreased urination; fever; hallucinations; red, swollen, or blistered skin; seizures; severe or bloody diarrhea; severe stomach pain or cramps; severe tiredness; unusual bruising or bleeding; unusual vaginal pain, odor, or discharge; yellowing of the eyes or skin.
If you have any questions about Generic Keflex , please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
Generic Keflex is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.