What are side effects of Keflex?
Common side effects of Keflex include:
- stomach upset,
- abdominal pain,
- joint pain,
- vaginal itching or discharge,
How long does it take for Keflex 500mg to work?
6. Response and effectiveness. Peak concentrations of Keflex are reached one hour after dosing; however, it may take up to 48 hours before infection-related symptoms start to abate.
What is Keflex 500mg used for?
This medication is used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections. This medication is known as a cephalosporin antibiotic. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria. This medication will not work for viral infections (such as common cold, flu).
What does cephalexin do to the body?
Cephalexin is a cephalosporin (SEF a low spor in) antibiotic. It works by fighting bacteria in your body. Cephalexin is used to treat infections caused by bacteria, including upper respiratory infections, ear infections, skin infections, urinary tract infections and bone infections.
Is Keflex a strong antibiotic?
Without a culture of the infection, your surgeon has to choose an antibiotic empirically. Keflex is a suitable choice and it is as “strong” as any antibiotic. Whether it covers the specific bacteria that is causing your infection is uncertain but it probably does.
How fast does Keflex work?
In brief: 7-10 days. Antibiotics such as Keflex can work in 7-10 days sometimes shorter- it is important to complete the course of therapy prescribed for you in order to completely eradicate the infection.
Does Keflex have penicillin in it?
Keflex is a cephalosporin antibiotic, and penicillin is a penicillin-type antibiotic. Brand names for penicillin include Bicillin, Bicillin CR, and Bicillin LA. Side effects of Keflex and penicillin that are similar include diarrhea, nausea, abdominal pain, vomiting, dizziness, and skin rash.
What is the difference in Keflex and ciprofloxacin?
Cipro ( ciprofloxacin) and Keflex ( cephalexin) are antibiotics used to treat bacterial infections. Keflex and Cipro are in different drug classes. Keflex is a cephalosporin antibiotic, and Cipro is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic.