Keflex is a cephalosporin anti-toxin, which cures some bacterial infections by modifying the microscopic organisms’ cell divider process.
How to Consume?
Keflex should be consumed orally with or without food. Follow the instructions of your doctor while consuming Keflex. Never discontinue the medication mid-course; else there are chances of relapse.
Missed or Overdose
In case you miss a dose and realize it close to the time of your next dose, then you can resume your regular schedule. Never consume a double dose, or consume two doses within a short time gap, else it may trigger side effects. In case you notice any unusual symptoms, then you should seek immediate medical assistance.
Keflex should be stored at 77 degrees F. However, and for a short duration, it can also be stored between 59 and 86 degrees F. Always keep it away from the reach of children and pets. Never store it in the bathroom. Never store it in places which are too hot or moist.
As the active ingredient in Keflex is Cephalexin, patients suffering from an allergy to it or any other cephalosporin antibiotic should abstain from consuming it. Pregnant and lactating women should not consume Keflex. As some medicines such as Metformin, may interact with Keflex, it is essential to discuss the same with your doctor.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION:
Consuming Keflex can trigger dizzy spells, which may worsen with alcohol consumption, or if it is taken with other medicines. Never drive or indulge in risky tasks after consuming the medicine. As Keflex reduces the blood clotting ability, it may lead to bleeding or bruising. In case you notice abnormal bruising or bleeding then you need to speak to your doctor. Inform your doctor, in case you notice dark or bloodstained stools.
Like all antibiotics, consuming Keflex too may trigger diarrhea in some cases. At times, this may worsen to pseudomembranous colitis. In case you experience cramps in the stomach, acute diarrhea, blood in the stools then you need to seek immediate medical assistance. Never try self-medication for these symptoms. Never discontinue the course of Keflex as it may make the bacteria less sensitive in case of relapse. Conversely, consuming it for an extended duration may trigger another infection. In case you experience this, you need to inform your doctor to change the
medication. Although Keflex fights the bacteria; it cannot cure any viral infections.
Word of Caution
Consuming Keflex may modify the results of certain urine glucose tests, giving incorrect readings. Hence you need to inform your doctor about this and modify the dosage or diet while your medication is going on. Elders may be more prone to the side effects; hence they need to be monitored more closely. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or lactating, as the dosage would be
modified accordingly. Speak to your doctor about the potential risk of consuming Keflex while breastfeeding.
Like other medicines, Keflex also triggers side effects such as irritable bowels, fatigue, pain in the head, and joints, stomach ache, skin allergies like hives, breathlessness, swelling of the face, hallucinations, reduced urination, seizures, abnormal bruising and bleeding, pain in the vagina, yellowing of the skin and eyes, and other such ailments. In case you notice any abnormalities then you should immediately discontinue the medicine and rush to the doctor.
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