Keflex Cephalexin and/or alternatives
The generic name of Keflex is Cephalexin. It belongs to a family of drugs known as antibiotics. Keflex is administered orally. It is a prescription medication, so you should buy Keflex online only if it is recommended in the treatment by your doctor. You can buy Keflex in the form of oral capsules (250mg, 333mg, 500mg and 750 mg), tablets (250mg and 500mg) and powder for suspension (125mg/5mL and 250mg/5ml).
Indications & Dosage of Keflex
Keflex is prescribed by doctors for the treatment of infections caused by bacteria that are susceptible to its effects. The common infections that are treated are tonsillitis, throat larynx (laryngitis), bronchi (bronchitis) and pneumonia. Keflex is also used for treating urinary tract, skin, and bone infections.
The adult dosage ranges from 1-4gms daily in divided doses. The usual adult dose is 250 mg every 6 hours. For the following infections, a dosage of 500 mg may be administered every 12 hours: streptococcal pharyngitis, skin infections, and cystitis in adults and children who are more than 15 years old.
In children, the dose is also based on weight. The usual recommended daily dosage for children ranges from 25-50mg/kg in divided doses.
Side Effects & Interactions of Keflex
Antibiotic drugs can cause diarrhea, which may be a sign of a new infection. If you have diarrhea that is watery or has blood in it, call your doctor.
Serious side effects of Keflex may include the following:
- diarrhea that is watery or bloody
- seizures (convulsions)
- fever, headache, sore throat, severe blistering, peeling, and red skin rash
- pale skin, dark colored urine, confusion, fever or weakness
- unusual weakness, easy bruising or bleeding
- agitation, confusion, hallucinations (seeing things that are not there)
- Reduced or no urination
Less severe side effects of Keflex may include the following:
- mild nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
- dizziness, tiredness
- pain in the joints
- itching or discharge in the vagina
Before you buy Keflex online, tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following drugs:
- blood thinners such as warfarin (Coumadin)
- probenecid (Benemid)
All the drugs that can interact with Keflex are not listed here. It is best that you let your doctor know about all other drugs you are currently using.
Warnings & Precautions of Pradaxa
You should not buy Keflex if you have a known allergy to any of its ingredients or any of the following antibiotics:
- cefaclor (Ceclor)
- cefadroxil (Duricef)
- cefdinir (Omnicef)
- cefditoren (Spectracef)
- cefixime (Suprax)
- cefprozil (Cefzil)
- ceftazidime (Fortaz)
- cefuroxime (Ceftin )
Before starting the treatment, inform the doctor about your allergies, especially if it is to penicillin, or if you have kidney or liver disease, stomach or intestinal disorder such as colitis, diabetes, or if you are malnourished.
Keflex is listed as a pregnancy category B drug. If you are pregnant or are planning a pregnancy, inform your healthcare provider about it before starting treatment.
It is not known if Keflex poses any harm to a nursing baby. You should consult your doctor before breastfeeding during treatment.
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