Keflex Abuse Signs, Symptoms and Side Effects
There is a limited amount of antibiotics that treat bacterial infections. It is, therefore, essential that they are kept at their most effective strength and are not misused.
Keflex (cephalexin) is taken every six to twelve hours with food and, as with most medications, has a risk of side effects. The common side effects may include:
- upset stomach
One serious side effect that may occur from resistant bacteria is a severe intestinal condition called Clostridium difficile. A less serious side effect to look out for after long-term or repeatedly taking Keflex is oral thrush or a new yeast infection. If you have any side effects from this medication, it is important to consult your doctor as soon as possible.
Keflex (cephalexin) can cause an allergic reaction for patients allergic to penicillin and can cause some vaccines to become less effective. Inform your doctor of pre-existing allergies and plan to not receive any vaccines during a cephalexin treatment plan.
It should also be noted, this group of people within society is more apt to acquire cephalexin without the assistance of a doctor. Taking cephalexin without the care of a doctor increases the possibility of creating bacteria that cannot be treated.
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If you experience any allergic reactions or gastrointestinal issues while taking Keflex over the long-term, talk to your doctor to see if this is the best antibiotic to treat your issue.
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