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Cephalexin

Cephalexin is a prescription antibiotic prescribed for the treatment of bacterial infections such as:

  • Respiratory tract infections like bronchitis and pneumonia
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Infections of the bones
  • Skin and soft tissue infections
  • Ear infections like otitis media
  • Tonsillitis
  • Laryngitis
  • Throat infections
  • Prevention of endocarditis or inflammation of the heart valve due to bacterial infection
  • Acne and some cases of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus

Cephalexin is a cephalosporin class of antibiotic that works by killing the bacteria that cause the infections. It inhibits the formation of the bacterial cell walls by impairing the bond that holds the cell wall together. This allows holes to appear in the cell wall thus killing the bacteria causing infections. 

Why Buy Cephalexin?

Cephalexin is a broad-spectrum first-generation antibiotic. It’s active against a wide variety of bacteria including streptococci, Moraxella catarrhalis, hemophilis influenza, and proteus mirabilis. Cephalexin is one of the most prescribed antibiotic s in the US and is one of the safest and most effective drugs needed in the health system. It’s suitable for children, adults and pregnant women.

How to Take Cephalexin?

Cephalexin is available in capsule form in 250 mg and 500 mg strength. The recommended dose for an adult is 1 to 4 grams in divided doses. The typical dose is 250 mg every 6 hours or 500 mg every 12 hours.

Take Cephalexin as directed by your physician.  You can take it with or without food.  Use this medicine for the full prescribed length of time. You may begin to feel better during the first few days of your treatment. However, do not stop taking your medication without telling your doctor. Stopping your dose may only worsen your condition and may make the bacteria resistant to the antibiotic.

Things to Remember

  • Do not take Cephalexin if you are allergic to cephalosporin and penicillin.
  • Cephalexin can cause a severe allergic reaction like trouble breathing, hives and swelling of the face, lips, throat and tongue. In case of severe allergic reaction, seek medical help right away.
  • Patients with a kidney problem may not be able to clear this medicine in the body. This may increase their risk for more side effects. Before using this medication, talk to your doctor whether this medicine is safe for you.
  • Tell your doctor if you are taking any other prescription and non-prescription medications including vitamins, herbal products and nutritional supplements.