Keflex , also known as cephalexin, is a type of antibiotic used to treat specific types of bacterial infections. Some of these infections include pneumonia as well as infections associated with the ear, skin and urinary tract. This type of medication will not work for colds, flu or other viral infections.

Keflex is taken in the form of oral tablets, capsules or liquid and is generally taken every 6-12 hours. It usually needs to be taken for 7-10 days before the infection is completely treated.

Common side effects associated with this type of medication include upset stomach, vomiting, diarrhea and mild skin rash. If you begin experiencing more severe side effects such as severe skin rash, hives, difficulty breathing or unusual bleeding or bruising, contact your doctor immediately for medical assistance.

Occasionally, Keflex may be prescribed to treat other conditions, as suggested by your doctor.

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