How Long Does Keflex Stay in Your System?
- 1. How Long Does Keflex (Cephalexin) Stay in Your System?
- 2. Keflex (Cephalexin) Prescription Facts
- 3. Keflex (Cephalexin) Regulations
- 4. Most Commonly Abused Drugs Containing Keflex (Cephalexin)
- 5. How Keflex (Cephalexin) Affects the Brain and Body
- 6. Half-Life of Keflex (Cephalexin)
- 7. Factors That Influence How Long Keflex (Cephalexin) Stays in Your System
- 8. How Long Does Keflex (Cephalexin) Stay in Your Urine, Hair, and Blood?
Article at a Glance:
- Keflex comes with a risk of allergies and should not be mixed with certain medications.
- Keflex is not considered to be addictive and does not trigger withdrawal symptoms.
- The half-life of Keflex is eight hours before being excreted in urine.
- It can take up to 72 hours for the body to rid itself of Keflex.
- Keflex absorption and half-life are not affected by eating food.
Individuals with compromised renal function may only be able to tolerate reduced doses of cephalexin. Clinical observation is sometimes necessary in such cases to avoid the development of serious complications.
Cephalexin is approved for use in pregnant and lactating mothers. No harmful side effects have yet been linked to cephalexin treatment; however, Keflex is present in the milk of lactating mothers. It’s important to recognize that a lack of evidence doesn’t guarantee an infant will be unaffected by drug exposure, and caution should always be exercised when treating pregnant or lactating patients. Children and the elderly are generally able to tolerate cephalexin without issues, except for those with a history of renal failure.
Keflex is safe for most people who have mild to moderate allergies to penicillin but it is not recommended for individuals with severe penicillin allergies.
Keflex does not trigger withdrawal symptoms when treatment is stopped but it can cause side effects in certain individuals. Potential side effects of Keflex use may include gastrointestinal distress in patients who are hypersensitive to the drug. Diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting are the most common side effects. Hypersensitive reactions may also be expressed in skin rashes, fever, and urticaria.
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