Keflex capsules, generally known as cephlaxis is a general purpose medication used for treating a wide variety of bacterial infections. It is thus an antibacterial medication. However, the medications is not used for infections like flu and colds and avoidance needs to be observed when eating these complications with keflex capsules since these can cause other such side effects.
Keflex capsules are a semisynthetic antibacterial medication that is expressed as 7-(D-alpha-Amino-alpha-phenylacetamido)-3-methyl-3-cephem-4carboxylic acid monohydrate. Its molecular weight is 365.42 and its prime ingredient is the cephalexin monohydrate. Keflex capsules also contain the following ingredients:
- carboxymethylcelluslose sodium.
- Magnesium stearate.
- Titanium dioxide.
- Microcrystalline cellulose.
How to use Keflex?
Keflex capsules are orally administered. It´s a general antibiotic that is taken as most other antibiotics are taken. Administering depends on the medical condition of the patient and will differ according to the doctor´s prescription. Generally two to four times with or without food with six to twelve hours gap is recommend before intake.
Suspensions are shaken well before use carefully taken to prevent an overdose. Household spoons are not recommended since they will result in wrong measurements. Irregular doses to is invisible as that can result in bacterial growth again. However, like all other medications, certain allergies and precautions need to be considered as well.
Allergies and precautions
Before consuming keflex medication, consult the doctor if you have allergies towards this medication or towards penicillin and cephalosporins. This product might cause allergic reactions based upon allergic problems.
Keflex also causes side effects that we discuss below so talk to your doctor immediately if these are observed while taking in the medication. Keflex has sugar content in it so diabetics need to be consulted on using this product comfortably. Pregnant women too might develop complications and allergies following its intake, so such women too need to consult on the possible complications that might develop before consuming the capsule.
Keflex capsules cause a number of side effects depending on intake quantity and medical condition of the patient. Some of them like diarrhea, nausea, vomiting or upset stomach are pretty common. Others include side effects like pain and cramps, blood in stools or urine, or oral rashes.
To sum up, following is a list of observed symptoms till now:
- Yeast infections.
- Changes in vaginal discharge among women.
- Blood in stools and dark coloured urine.
- Abdominal cramps.
- Dizziness and breathing complications.
- Itching and swelling.
However, the seed symptoms occur only during an overdose. Patients are therefore advised to consume only the prescribed amounts.
Keflex capsules are to be kept at room temperature, away from moisture and direct heat. If wrapper gets opened, store the capsules immediately in a tight container. Keep away from children.