Treats bacterial infections. Vibramycin (Doxycycline) is good for treating many bacterial infections. It is also available as generic. However, it can make birth control pills less effective. You also have to protect yourself against sunburn. Treats bacterial infections. Keflex (cephalexin) is good for treating many bacterial infections, and is available as a generic. Reviews & ratings Everyone Men Women Filter group. All currently selected Everyone Men Women All ages 18-34 35-54 55+ Filter group. All currently selected All ages 18-34 35-54 55+ 4.27 Doxycycline
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-12% worse vs. Doxycycline
-10% worse vs. Doxycycline
Side effects Doxycycline Keflex More Doxycycline side effects »
The Keflex FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
More about Keflex side effects » How it works Doxycycline Keflex Vibramycin (Doxycycline) is a tetracycline antibiotic. It stops bacteria by preventing them from reproducing and repairing themselves. Keflex (cephalexin) is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by preventing them from making their own protective covering. Type of medication Doxycycline Keflex Prescription only Prescription only Available as Doxycycline Keflex Pill Delayed release capsule Liquid Used for Doxycycline Keflex Risk factors for serious side effects Doxycycline Keflex › Age 8 years or younger › Using oral birth control pills › Long antibiotic treatment period › Women of childbearing age Detailed Vibramycin (doxycycline) risks & warnings » › Weakened immune system › Not taking Keflex (cephalexin) correctly › History of penicillin or cephalosporin allergies Detailed Keflex (cephalexin) risks & warnings »
Research studies with real people found harmful effects on unborn babies, but the benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.
Research studies with animals haven’t found a risk to unborn babies, but it hasn’t been properly studied in humans.
Food Doxycycline Keflex No food related info. › Can take with or without food. › Can be taken with or without food. Upsides and benefits Doxycycline Keflex › Available in generic. › Available in different forms: tablet, capsule, and suspension. › Used to treat many types of bacterial infections. › Less resistance seen in bacteria to this antibiotic. Your doctor may run tests to see which antibiotics will kill the bacteria causing your infection. › Available in generic. › Available in different forms: tablet, capsule, and suspension. › Used to treat many types of bacterial infections. › Can be taken with or without food. › Generally few side effects compared with other antibiotics. Downsides and risks Doxycycline Keflex › Can't be used in pregnant women and children under 8 years old. › Makes your skin more sensitive to the sun. › Has to be taken with plenty of water and food and you have to stay upright for 30 minutes afterwards to avoid stomach irritation. › Can make birth control less effective. › Can cause diarrhea. › Can cause diarrhea. › You may need to take Keflex (cephalexin) 2 to 4 times a day, which can be hard to remember. › If you're allergic to penicillins or other antibiotics, you might not be able to take this medicine. Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication Doxycycline Keflex › Take the medication exactly how your doctor tells you to. › If you're using birth control pills, this medication can make them less effective. › Wear sunblock if you have to go out into the sun since your skin can become more sensitive to sunburn. › Can cause diarrhea, nausea or vomiting. › Space out any vitamins by at least two hours. › Take with plenty of food and liquids. › Don't take any medications with bismuth (Pepto-Bismol, Kaopectate) while taking this medication. › Don't lie down for at least 30 minutes after taking this medication. › Finish all of the medicine your doctor gives you, even if you start to feel better. Stopping it early can cause the bacteria to develop resistance. › Store the suspension in the refrigerator. Shake well before using, and discard the bottle after 14 days. › Can take with or without food. Learn more More about Doxycycline Side effects Reviews & ratings Alternatives FDA package insert More about Keflex Side effects Reviews & ratings Alternatives FDA package insert