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Keflex Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is cephalexin (Keflex)?
- What are the possible side effects of cephalexin (Keflex)?
- What is the most important information I should know about cephalexin (Keflex)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking cephalexin (Keflex)?
- How should I take cephalexin (Keflex)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Keflex)?
- What happens if I overdose (Keflex)?
- What should I avoid while taking cephalexin (Keflex)?
- What other drugs will affect cephalexin (Keflex)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Keflex)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the medicine at your next regularly scheduled time. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Keflex)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine.
Overdose symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, diarrhea, and blood in your urine.
What should I avoid while taking cephalexin (Keflex)?
Antibiotic medicines can cause diarrhea, which may be a sign of a new infection. If you have diarrhea that is watery or has blood in it, call your doctor. Do not use any medicine to stop the diarrhea unless your doctor has told you to.
What other drugs will affect cephalexin (Keflex)?
Before using cephalexin, tell your doctor if you are using any of the following drugs:
- a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin);
- metformin (Fortamet, Glucophage, Riomet, Actoplus, Avandamet, Metaglip); or
- probenecid (Benemid).
This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with cephalexin. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about cephalexin.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Keflex Information
- Keflex Drug Interactions Center: cephalexin oral
- Keflex Side Effects Center
- Keflex Overview including Precautions
- Keflex FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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